Jewish tradition demands that we take care of this world and leave it in a better condition than we found it. Our rabbis call this Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). There are many ways to repair the world, but social action is one of the most important.
Congregation Kol Ami has a long history of social action through learning and doing.
In the past, we have sponsored public lectures (on topics such as genocide and LGBT rights) that inform and inspire us to make the world a better place for everyone. We have collected dreidels to benefit the Tampa Jewish Family Services, sent care packages U.S. soldiers serving oversees, and coordinated with other community partners to benefit those in need.
We always are looking for great ideas and fresh members. If you would like to help coordinate or participate in programs and projects that help others in our community and beyond, please contact Sheri Peterson; (813) 961-1865.
Thanks in part to a grant from the Tampa Federation, Kol Ami has begun what we hope will be a two-year recycling program. Kol Ami will recycle cardboard, paper (including books, magazines, bags, and office paper), aluminum cans, and #1 PETE and #2 HDPE plastic.