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.
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This has been an extraordinary year, culminating now in a period of waiting as the dust settles after a tumultuous election season. But what remains crystal clear is that the challenges that our country faces, challenges that deeply divide us as a nation, will not magically disappear when all the votes are counted. This means […]
As most of you know, CBH has hosted the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS) for many winter seasons. This season, however, congregations in Davis, including ours, are unable to provide overnight shelter to guests who are homeless due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, IRWS will be leasing apartments in Davis to house those homeless folks […]
Time for Mitz-VOTE! REGISTER TO VOTE – deadline October 19 New to register https://registertovote.ca.gov YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION Check on mailing address and other details https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov If your signature has changed a lot, email email@example.com and explain your concern. They can verify your ballot signature on file to ensure it matches. BALLOTS ARRIVE […]
(Remarks delivered at the Lament to Hope Action, Sunday, August 30, 2020) Jews are no strangers to lament. Our history of loss, destruction, and persecution has attuned our hearts to the unique cry, the distinct timbre of the lament. We feel it in our bones. It courses through our blood. And today our hearts are […]
On the occasion, this past Friday, of Juneteenth, marking the “official” end of slavery in the the United States, I shared these words with our community during our erev Shabbat services and, now, I am happy to be able to share them with all of you: As the Israelites set out from Mt. Sinai, at […]
O, Source of Being, how long, how long will we abide this pernicious virus that lurks in darkness waiting to suck out the breath of life from us, leaving us gasping, crying out. A disease so devastating that it can strike you down in the middle of the day when you are walking by the […]
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)