Congregation Kol Shalom feels strongly about the mission of Tikkun Olam (Healing the World), and members engage in a variety of projects to support our community and the world through our Social Action Committee and Mitzvah Corps.
Social Action Committee
The Social Action Committee seeks to provide opportunities to participate in social action as a manifestation of Jewish life. We will model social activism for our youth, and encourage all members of the congregation to engage in social action both as individuals and as a Jewish community.
We strive to be a safe, welcoming community that offers refuge, justice, solace and empathy to all in need, and actively participate in tikkun olam. As a congregation, we strive to support the following activities:
– Participation in the Interfaith Council of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
– Sponsor and help out at Super Supper the last Tuesday evening of each month at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
– Collect food and supplies to donate to Helpline House
– sponsor occasional movie nights and events that spark discussion and education.
The Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC) is looking for volunteers to partner with students taking English for Speakers of Other Languages for informal conversation for one hour (or more) per week. Forms below may be filled out and returned by mail to KIAC at PO Box 1276, Bremerton, WA 98337 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the work of KIAC, please contact Annika or visit https://kitsapiac.org/
If you have an idea for a Social Action activity, event, or movie night, please contact Social Action Chair Betsy Grossman
Supports congregants and members of the community in need or when sick, provides companionship, and comforts those who lose loved ones, through phone calls, cards, visits and transportation as appropriate.
If you would like to volunteer to help someone in your community who needs food during a period of recovery, who needs a ride — a family who needs help at their house, someone who needs to get to and from chemotherapy — Mitzvah Corps is for you!
The Mitzvah Corps has a goal of providing support for members of our community who need assistance. Of course, the Mitzvah Corps is dedicated to preserving the confidentiality of those who need assistance.
To volunteer for the Mitzvah Corps, please contact Mitzvah Corp Chair Susan Bernstein
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