Reimagining Social Action

Together We Stand

Beth Or strives to turn our prayers into social action, our sacred gatherings into opportunities to cure the ills that plague our society. It is our religious obligation to do tikkun olam, to repair the world around us. We aim to respond to the needs of the stranger, the immigrant, and any other minority who needs help in advocating on their behalf. We use our voices to cry out against injustice; we use our feet to march for better gun control laws; we use our High Holy Days to fight hunger in our community; we use our hands to oppose amendments that disenfranchise minorities from voting; we use our financial resources to support the homeless in our community; and we use our time to bring joy to homeless children whose lives have been uprooted. Our holidays and celebrations include elements of social justice and the rabbi’s sermons often inspire us to repair the world through our efforts.

Below are a list of causes we participated in last year:

  • Chapman Partnership for the Homeless
  • Feed My Sheep
  • The Miami Power House Church
  • Jewish Adoption and family Care (JAFCO)
  • The Greater Miami Humane Society
  • Lotus House
  • Warm Up America
  • Second Chances and Amendment 4
  • March for Stricter Gun Control
  • People Acting for Community Together (PACT)
  • GMJF Milk and Honey Project
  • Educating our community and exploring ways to help with human trafficking, climate change, Syrian refugee crisis and many more causes

Tzedek, tzedek tirdof:
Justice, Justice, you shall pursue!

(Deuteronomy 16:20)