We believe that the active pursuit of justice and dignity for all is a core expression of our Jewish spiritual and religious selves, and we integrate that belief into everything we do at IKAR. Minyan Tzedek is how we harness the organizing power of our entire community to work toward the world as it ought to be. Our goal is 100% community participation through one of our four paths: Feeding Our Neighbors, Green Action, Organizing for Systemic Change and Global Partnership.
Our expectation is that every member of the community participates in the work of tikkun– healing. We invite you to join others who share your passions and interests, and help us bring real, sustainable change to our city and world.
- Disaster Response: While IKAR has teams of members that do ongoing tikkun work, we are also called to respond to natural and human-made disasters close by and around the world. Here are some suggestions for where to donate to help people suffering from the recent hurricanes, earthquakes and fires that have devastated communities from Puerto Rico to Houston, from Mexico to Northern California.
- In addition to the major relief organizations and funds, we recommend:
IsraAID, Team Rubicon and International Medical Corps for immediate disaster relief for the Caribbean and Mexico and American Jewish World Service and Jewish Free Loan Society of Greater Houston for long-term recovery efforts.
- To support Northern California fire recovery, find ideas HERE.
- If you have suggestions about good organizations to add to this list, please email Brooke.