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Purim reminds us that the evils of persecution and genocide are ever-present threats to humanity.
Passover Pine Cone: Putting Prisons on the Seder Plate This year we add a pine cone to our Seder Plate, as a reminder of mass incarceration and the work it will take to repair this injustice.
For some children, the seder means delicious jellied candies and afikoman hunts. For others it can mean terrifying public reading and unbearable amounts of sitting still at the table. And for those disabilities – whether psychological, developmental or language-based – it’s clear this night is different from all other nights. But can somebody slow down and please explain why?
Nate and his classmates are working on their Purim costumes. All the boys in his class are planning to wear superhero costumes, but Nate loves aliens and would like to dress as an alien. Reluctantly, Nate decides to dress like the other boys as a superhero -- until one of his dads reminds Nate of the Purim story.
In the Book of Esther, two women find themselves in vulnerable positions because of their gender.
Synagogue works to infuse congregational life with social justice, learning, and action.
Social Action calendar was created to allow congregants to choose activities that fit in their schedule.
The Temple partnered with two churches in the South Bronx in order to foster connections between the communities.
The Temple created a multifaceted AIDS awareness/action Project. The project provides assistance, support, advocacy, and education for all who are infected, affected, at risk, or concerned about HIV/AIDS.
Congregation organizes 40 hours worth of volunteer activities around Passover. Community Contact Information: Northwestern University Hillel www.nuhillel.org Goals: Draw connection between Passover and tikkun olam.