Community: Acts of Loving-Kindness
Loving-kindness, as defined by My Jewish Learning, "is used to describe everything from the work done by synagogue bikur holim committees [that visit the sick] to service projects designed for high school students to lessons on how to treat a homeless person you pass on the street."
We provide our members with opportunities to perform acts of loving-kindness for congregants, for the Austin community, and for the greater world—for Jews and non-Jews alike. We promote social justice and tzedakah through programs that support Israel, feed the hungry, house the homeless, care for the sick, comfort the bereaved, and advocate for the marginalized in our society.
How are you repairing the world?
The Temple Beth Shalom community does amazing volunteer work both inside and outside of the temple walls. Gemilut Hasadim is an important part of Jewish life and reflects one of Temple Beth Shalom's core values, Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). We’ve created an easy guide to document the organizations and causes to which congregants devote their passions, time, knowledge and skills within the Jewish community and society as a whole.
B'nai mitzvah students looking for mitzvah projects can use this tool for learning about opportunities to make a difference, and as a community we can better connect with resources and one another.
Thanks for sharing your tikkun olam efforts, and for being the face of those efforts to your congregational community!