The Tikkun Olam Circle at Temple Israel Greenfield is an initiative, begun in 2020, bringing people together who feel a responsibility to learn, share, and work toward racial and social justice. We are in a particular and powerful moment— climate crisis, pandemic, racial justice uprisings, and rising white nationalism, which has its roots in anti-semitism. Oppressive systems of the past are alive in the policies, institutions, and norms of today, now unveiled.
As individuals with intersectional identities, we acknowledge our participation in systems of privilege and oppression, and commit to doing our part to dismantle those systems. We focus on education, activism, and advisement to the Temple Israel community.
The Tikkun Olam Circle is a diverse intergenerational group that welcomes all. We understand that people have different backgrounds and interests, and we learn from each other. We address issues of racial and social justice both in our local community and across the country.
Our style of meetings provides for listening, sharing, and participation of everyone. Anyone interested can contact Alyssa Bauer agvbauer (at) gmail.com. Notes from previous meetings and other resource materials are shared.
“Who is wise? One who learns from all.
Who is honored? One who honors others.”
--Pirkei Avot 4:1