Help Repair the World
Adath's Environmental Initiative
Adath’s Environmental Initiative works to generate awareness and action on the connection between Judaism and environmental stewardship.
Etz Chayim inspires congregants to adopt more earth-friendly practices by using tools to evaluate and reduce energy consumption and waste generation. We partner with Easy Bean Farm to give families an opportunity to purchase farm shares, as well as donate a farm share directly to the STEP Food shelf.
The Etz Chayim committee is always looking for enthusiastic people to help us carry out our mission. Contact Carol Sarnat CLSARNAT@aol.com or 952.545.8459.
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Adath congregants were instrumental in a successful two-year legislative advocacy effort to provide $3.5 million in funding for free school meals for 61,500 low-income students. Prior to this initiative, some school districts had a policy of throwing away children’s food when a lunch account balance was empty or low, leaving children hungry and stigmatized. Mazon’s work ended this practice and also boosted access to fresh food for Minnesota SNAP (food stamp) recipients.
Mazon Advocacy efforts also concentrated on making it easier for high-need schools to serve free meals to all students by eliminating the need for paper applications, reducing administrative costs and boosting the number of meals served daily.
Help rebuild community and repair the world.
Adath Jeshurun’s social justice committee coordinates and provides opportunities for acts of justice and loving kindness within the synagogue and the greater community.Hesed focuses on hunger relief, affordable housing and anti-poverty for children and families in need.
Advocate. Apply Jewish values to issues such as Affordable Housing and Fair Lending Practices.
Volunteer. Join with friends and other congregants to help meet immediate needs.
Donate. Contribute to specific projects or Hesed sponsored programs.
Visit our Hesed page or email Hesed@adath.net to get involved!
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity!
Check back for upcoming dates and events such as providing dinner to homeless shelter residents at Our Saviour's Shelter, a non-sectarian shelter in Minneapolis.
No time to help? Donations to purchase the food are also needed. For more information, please contact Sharon Garber at Hesed@adath.net.
Israel & Masorti
The Israel & Masorti Committee oversee Israel education and programming. This past year the committee worked to get out the vote for the World Zionist Congress elections supporting the Mercaz party. Adath continues its relationship with Rabbi Yonatan Sadoff’s congregation, Magen Avraham in Omer. Our congregants and the Israel Committee generously supported Magen Avraham’s capital campaign to build an additional bomb shelter. In October 2014, members from both congregations visited Poland together.
Find upcoming events and study guides HERE
The Keruv Committee focuses on maintaining a congregational culture which “draws in” and “brings close” members of our
community. Originally created to consider issues of gays and lesbians within Adath, Keruv’s ongoing work, through regular meetings, includes studying related issues in order to be more inclusive of those who may feel “marginalized or without a voice” within our synagogue family.