SOCIAL ACTION

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 Notr​e 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)

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How to Contact your Elected Officials

US Members of Congress (House) Contact List 

US Members of Congress (Senate) Contact List

Sample Letter to elected officials from Hias.org

Sample Letter on general Immigration issues

Sample Letter on Family Separation

Register to VOTE!

Contact Information

Office@templetiferetshalom.org

489 Lowell Street

Peabody, Massachusetts 01960

Tel:   (978) 535-2100

Fax: (978) 536-3115

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