Kol HaLev's High Holy Days Tikkun Olam Activities
In support of MAZON:
Envelopes will be available on the table outside of services to donate to Mazon, a Jewish organization that uses the funds to aid in hunger relief (www.mazon.org). Just pick one up any time beginning on Rosh Hashanah, add your check made out to Mazon, seal it, and return it to the basket on the table where the other materials are located ... no postage is necessary. We will send all the checks together as a collective donation from Kol HaLev, each in its orignal sealed envelope so that your donation amount will remain confidential.
In support of US Together, our local refugee agency:
Kol HaLev has committed to become more actively involved in supporting US Together, the local refugee resettlement agency. US Together is affiliated with HIAS, a national Jewish organization long committed to assisting refugees. There are many ways to get involved. Here are a few suggestions:
We will have envelopes available beginning on Rosh Hashanah and through Yom Kippur, for making a donation to US Together. As with Mazon (above), you can bring a sealed, and therefore anonymous, donation back to Kol HaLev. The donations will be delivered to US Together as a single gift from the Kol HaLev community.
Help organize the fundraiser.
Elliot Posner (email@example.com) and Gillian Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be helping with US Together’s spring fundraising gala. If you would like to work with Elliot and Gillian to make this a successful event, please contact them directly.
Be Kol Halev’s liaison.
The US Together staff needs assistance of all sorts in their daily efforts to support the settlement of refugees in our area. We are looking for a Kol Halev member who would stay in close contact with the staff and keep interested community members apprised of US Together’s needs. Please contact Elliot or Nancy if you’re interested.
Sign up with US Together for information about events and issues of concern to refugees in our area and across the country and world. You can email Danielle Drake at email@example.com and ask her to add you to her contact list.
We know some of you are already involved in the support of refugees. We would love to hear about your experiences. Over time, we hope to make a significant and meaningful contribution to the lives of refugees here in Northeast Ohio.
In support of AIDS TASK FORCE:
Please donate to the Pantry at the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland (www.aidstaskforce.org). Bring your bagged goods to the lobby on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur morning; all items will be ready to be picked up by the Pantry during the afternoon of Yom Kippur. The Pantry has been very specific in expressing their needs, so please bring the following items:
Food items: Boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, canned chicken, tuna and other meats are needed most. Boxed milk and canned vegetables also appreciated. Please check expiration dates. Supplements (like Boost or Ensure) are not needed this year.
Personal Hygiene products: Toilet paper and Kleenex are needed most, along with shave cream, disposable razors, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap. Travel sizes are especially appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact High Holy Days Tikkun Olam coordinators Jonathan Wilhelm and Nancy Rubel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Todah rabah (Thank you)!
2016 High Holy Days Season Membership, visitor and guest information (for nonmembers)
2016 High Holy Days WRITABLE PDF Registration Form Please note: Form is writable but not self-calculating. Please complete the form by doing the math!
2016 High Holy Days "at a glance" Quick view of all High Holy Days services and activities, dates and times
Map to Tashlich ceremony (First day of Rosh Hashana)