Temple Tiferet Shalom fulfills the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through acts of lovingkindness on a personal level, and through support of social justice initiatives that affect our society and the world at large.
At our Temple, repairing the world starts in our own community. Our Social Action programming draws participants from throughout our congregation and community to assist those in the larger community.
We serve Christmas and other dinners to those in need with Project Ezra
We collect and deliver groceries to Family Table - a Jewish food pantry
We provide holiday gifts to deserving children in Greater Boston and Israel
We raise money for Mazon - A Jewish Response to Hunger
We offer educational programs on topics such as domestic violence, gay marriage, and the environment. Check our celendar of events for upcoming programs.
These deeds of g'milut chasadim (loving kindness) enhance the purpose of our synagogue and the meaning of our own lives.
Families Belong Together - An Evening of Prayer and Social Action
On June 30, 2018 Temple Tiferet Shalom hosted and Interfaith Service and Social Action Program in response to the current crisis on our southern borders impacting families coming to the United States seeking asylum. Close to 200 community members listed to readings and prayers were led by a number of clergy from different faiths, beautiful and meaningful songs and words from a representative of Congressman Seth Moulton's office. Everyone was moved to action and were inspired to get involved.
Picture Copyright 2018 Jerry Halberstadt
Top Row (L to R): Rev. Jon Niketh (First Lutheran Church, Lynn, MA), Rabbi David Kudan (Temple Tiferet Shalom, Peabody, MA), Rev. Amy Whitcomb Stemmer (St. Stephen's Youth Programs, Boston, MA), Rabbi Benjamin Resnick (Congregation Ahavas Achim)
Front Row (L to R): Gary Gillette, Bryna Tabasky, Rev. Joel Anderle (Community Covenant Church, Peabody, MA), Lisa Cohen, Sister Ellen Dabrieo (Sisters of Notre Dame)
Below are links to and/or information for the handouts that were available during the evening.
Information to get involved and get informed:
Where to Donate: CJP Fund to Aid Children and End Separation (FACES)
ECM (Episcopal City Mission) Legal and Bond Fund
To become an active volunteer or join the groups protesting outside the Burlington ICE Office or the South Bay Detention Center organized by the
Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network: Bit.ly/joinbostoncluster (for Boston) and Bit.ly/burlingtoncluster (for Burlington)
How to Contact your Elected Officials
US Members of Congress (House) Contact List
US Members of Congress (Senate) Contact List
Sample Letter on general Immigration issues
Sample Letter on Family Separation