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Voices For Justice Committee

Tikkun Olam - Repair of the World – comes to life within the work of the Voices for Justice Committee (VFJ). Established in 2016, the mission of the VFJ is to engage the Congregation Shalom community in advocating for social justice issues in Milwaukee from a Jewish perspective.

Through VFJ’s interactions with other faith-based leaders and congregations, we have made connections with multiple organizations representing all faiths and diversities, locally and statewide. In all of these, Congregation Shalom is getting “a seat at the table”. In 2019, Congregation Shalom officially joined MICAH (Milwaukee Inner city Congregations Allied for Hope) and Brit Olam. MICAH consists of 35 congregations and other faith-based groups throughout the metro area, working together to advocate (and agitate!) for reforms in Criminal Justice, Lead in our drinking water, Immigration, Voting Rights, Gun Violence, and other issues. Brit Olam is a national collaboration of congregations focusing on Social Justice issues, under the leadership of the URJ’s Religious Action Center (RAC).

Future VFJ  activities will nurture these relationships and seek common ground to pursue Social Justice together.  Click here to learn more about becoming a member.

Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee (SAC) is a long standing committee at Congregation Shalom. We are dedicated to the concept of Tikkun Olam, repair of the world, through hands on, face to face activities of social service, community service and acts of loving kindness.

One of our proudest moments was the resettlement of a refugee family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This effort involved the collection, storage, transport and finally the set-up of the contents of an entire apartment for the family.

Our ongoing programs include sponsorship, both financially and volunteers, of several meal programs in the community. We also participate in volunteer actions throughout the year such as visiting hospitalized patients on Christmas Day and other service projects as needs arise.

We generally meet at Shalom at 6:30 PM on the third Thursday of the month from September to May or June. We invite everyone who is considering helping others to attend a meeting and see for yourself what good you can do. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.

Sat, September 26 2020 8 Tishrei 5781