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Tikkun Olam Project

TOP  identifies, supports and coordinates social and environmental justice actions.  Our aim is to inform the Shir Tikvah community of opportunities to engage in social and environmental justice.

Membership in Congregation Shir Tikvah is not required to participate in TOP related activities. All are open to members, their families and friends.

Interested in TOP? Contact Robbie Lambert, Working Group Chair

 

TIME-SENSITIVE ACTIVITIES

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20. There will be a Climate Strike sponsored by 350PDX. At 11:00, at City Hall, there will be a rally followed by a March to Revolution Hall for a climate festival.  The climate festival starts at 2:00. For more information, use this link to the event.

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 19.  Shir Tikvah will be participating in the 2022 Portland Pride Parade  Stay tuned for more information.

 

 

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Providing lay leaders to conduct Torah Study at the Women's Correctional Facility at Coffee Creek.  Contact Charlie Rosenblum for more information.

 

Black Lives (Still) Matter: Making a difference starts with listening. Since Michael Brown was murdered by police in Ferguson MO in 2014, we who are Shir Tikvah have sought out ways to support the Movement for Black Lives. For upcoming events and more information go to the Race Talks PDX website.

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECTS… SHARE YOUR IDEAS

 

If you have a TOP related project, activity or event that you would like the congregation to know about or you would like to get help or support from TOP, please let us know by completing our

TOP FORM 

 

The TOP committee will review the project, activity or event and recommend the appropriate action. 

 


LEARN MORE

 

Here is some links to information about the houseless crisis in Portland.


 

OUR MISSION

 

TOP will:

Receive and review invitations to endorse, sponsor and co-sponsor events, petitions and other community actions;

Advise the Board of Directors (BOD) about proposed actions;

Educate ourselves and others on TOP initiatives;

Plan congregation-supported TOP initiatives in conjunction with staff and BOD and 

Represent Shir TIkvah in local communal social and environmental events

 

Organizations We Have Supported


Don't Shoot PDX
Hand in Hand Israel
Roots
350PDX
OJMCHE
New Avenues for Youth
p:ear

Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Rahab's Sisters


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Our Reverse Tashlich team cleaned up over a ton of garbage at the Johnson Creek Flood Plain.

Sat, May 28 2022 27 Iyyar 5782