Heal the World
Part of the spirit of Congregation Bet Haverim is to contribute to improving our community and the world around us. To that end we offer a number of opportunities within CBH to participate in activities to help improve the lives of our friends and neighbors. We also share information about programs and activities in neighboring communities that can use our helping hand. If you know of an activity or organization that should be mentioned, please contact the office or our Communications Coordinator.
You can follow up with current postings listed below.
25 Million Stitches – A Project for Havurot and Others Join 25 Million Stitches and become part of a 2000-strong global team whose every stitch brings awareness to the plight of the 25 million refugees around the globe today. Two objectives of the project are: 1. To engage as many people as possible to raise […]
CBH will be hosting the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter in the Social Hall during the week of December 8-14. The IRWS, now in its 13th year of operation, is a nonprofit organization offering an emergency winter shelter for homeless people in the Davis area. This service is made possible through the cooperation of more than […]
Are you looking for an opportunity to do a Mitzvah for someone in need? The Jewish Federation’s Jewish Family Service is looking for volunteers willing to donate their time to provide companionship for senior citizens in our region. These seniors spend much of their time alone, and having just a small amount of […]
Davis Community Meals, Tuesday, November 19, 4:30 p.m. Bet Haverim has an opportunity every month to make a difference in the lives of the hungry in our community by making possible a warm meal in a sheltered setting. Volunteers of all ages are welcomed and encouraged.
Contemporary usage of the phrase shares with the rabbinic concept of mipnei tikkun ha-olam a concern with public policy and societal change and with the kabbalistic notion of tikkun, the idea that the world is profoundly broken and can be fixed only by human activity.
Tikkun olam, once associated with a mystical approach to all mitzvot, now is most often used to refer to a specific category of mitzvot involving work for the improvement of society — a usage perhaps closer to the term’s classical rabbinic origins than to its longstanding mystical connotations.
(from My Jewish Learning)