Torah in Action

Torah in Action - Temple Beth Israel

“…the more we do good, the more readily do we grasp the meaning of duty and life…”
(Mishkan HaNefesh)

A strong commitment to social justice is a hallmark of Temple life. TBI is committed to encouraging members to become involved as they so desire. Get involved or questions: info@tbiskokie.org.

TBI Social Action Council

The TBI Social Action Council’s mission statement is to act as the “social conscience” of the congregation. The Council provides guidance and direction regarding TBI social action programming. The Council generates new ideas to engage TBI members in the work of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) both through “hands on” projects as well as advocacy initiatives. The Council evaluates and responds to requests for TBI involvement and brings resolutions to the TBI Board. In addition to several funds that support community and tzedakah needs, there are several ongoing projects, committees and activities energizing and activating TBI members in social action.

 Committee on Anti-Racism Education (CARE)

During these turbulent times, we are all confronted with questions about race. How we respond individually and collectively to racism in our world, our country, and our (Jewish) community has become a matter of serious thought and discussion. The Committee on Anti-Racism Education is a combined effort of the Social Action Council and Adult Education in order to help meet this important challenge. Look here for posts that offer reading material, educational programs, and opportunities to participate in anti-racist activities.

Get involved or questions: info@TBISkokie.org

Keshet LBGTQ+ Action Committee

The Keshet LBGTQ+ Action Committee is focused on awareness and training. Get involved or questions:  info@TBISkokie.org

Green Team

Green Team was established in June 2019, funded by TBI Social Action Committee and Sisterhood TBI, in order to have a core group of trained volunteers to help establish a system to divert as much waste as possible away from landfill. This included helping to educate and train congregants as well.

In February 2020, the Green Team, attended a training with a new partner, Hazon, a Jewish organization committed to sustainability practices. TBI received Hazon’s seal of sustainability and will continue to partner with training and educational materials.

Get involved or questions: info@TBISkokie.org

TBI is proud to partner with the following organizations:

Upcoming Social Action meeting dates:  See the TBI Calendar!

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