Tikkun Olam Working Group (formerly the Social Justice Committee)

Our kavannah - intention - is to actively seek out collaborative and multi-generational projects. We also ally with groups across lines of race, faith, and class to address issues that impact our society, state, and world. Our intent is to also be a clearinghouse for ongoing congregational volunteer activities.

Our Intention

As Jews, we are committed to perform tikkun olam - repairing the world. At Shir Tikvah, making the world a better place has always been an essential component of our identity. On both an individual and community level, we are dedicated to working toward increasing awareness, fairness, equality, and justice in the world.


The Tikkun Olam Working Group honors the many expressions of tikkun olam in our congregation and works to expand the ways we address issues that impact our world. We focus on big-picture change and encourage a variety of congregational projects as well as movements addressing injustices at a systemic level


Our Commitment

As our congregation’s vision statement emphasizes, social justice is an integral aspect of how we live our lives as Jews. One of Shir Tikvah’s goals is to integrate social justice into the life of the synagogue through lifelong learning, prayer, and radical hospitality. We encourage all members of Shir Tikvah to participate in social justice work. As a committee, we partner with Jewish Community Action (JCA) and are dedicated to addressing such social issues as food justice, immigration, climate change, economic justice, gun-control legislation, and human rights.


The Tikkun Olam Working Group meets monthly, and all members of Shir Tikvah are encouraged to get involved. For more information, questions, or to join the group, please email tikkunolamwg@gmail.com.

Tzedakah - We set aside a percentage of dues (.37%) annually to be collected into a tzedakah fund to support social justice organizations. We ask that you, annually, help to prioritize the distribution of the tzedakah fund. See also, tzedakah for Shir Tikvah members.

1360 West Minnehaha Parkway  - Minneapolis, MN 55419-1199
Shir Tikvah Telephone: (612)822-1440
Office Email: office@shirtikvah.net
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