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Social Justice

Help Us in Repairing the World

Jewish social justice activities are often called Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world.  Tikkun olam encompasses Tzedakah (charity), Tzedek (justice), and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness). Justice is one of two values (peace  is the other) that we are commanded to “pursue,” not just perform. We are also acutely aware of our obligation to protect all of God’s creation in the natural world.

Our committee engages in direct service, collects food and other needed goods, and pursues social justice through education and advocacy.

High Holiday Manna Food Drive

Bring your non-perishable food to Yom Kippur services for donation to Manna.

MLK Volunteer Day at A Wider Circle

MLK Volunteer Day at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring. Save the date and come with the whole family, ALL ages welcome! Look for online registration soon in newsletter.

Our visit will consist of one hour of preparing snacks for clients of A Wider Circle, followed by a tour of the facility, and then an opportunity to sort donations.  This volunteer opportunity has been very popular over the years! If you are new to SHN, or are looking for something to do with your children, we encourage you to sign up for this fun and worthwhile activity.

Good Deeds Day

Shirat HaNefesh will join with the wider Washington-area Jewish community on Good Deeds Day to engage in community activities such as cleaning up public park land.

More Projects to Come

Look for more projects during the year on topics such as:

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Reducing Effects of Poverty
  • Addressing Police-Community Relations

Join the Shirat HaNefesh Tikkun Olam Committee!

Help us push for social justice by:

  • volunteering in the community
  • planning social action projects for adults and youth
  • advocating for legislation consistent with Jewish values

Ongoing Project in partnership with NC4 Church and Interfaith Works:  Every 3rd Monday at 5 pm – Help prepare a meal for 20-30 men at Carroll House. Contact Viviana at for more information.  

Our Future – YOUR Ideas!

We invite you to consider joining our committee. If you do not have time, please know your ideas and suggestion are always welcome.  Feel free to email the chair of Tikkun Olam, Lisa Jo Finstrom,