Dor Hadash Social Action Committee
The Dor Hadash Social Action Committee strives to embody the Jewish teaching “tzedek, tzedek tirdoff,” צדק צדק תרדוף, which means: “Justice, justice you shall pursue” (Deut. 16:20).
Judaism teaches that there are three major ways to pursue a more just and equitable society, Tzedakah (Charitable Giving), Avodah (Service) and Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World). We are dedicated to addressing all three over the course of each year. Certain projects are ongoing while others evolve in response to current events, partnership opportunities or the passions of our members.
Tzedakah – Charitable Giving
- Our annual High Holy Day drive supports the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
- We raise money and collect other material goods to support refugees and others in need in our community.
Avodah & G’milut Hasadim – Service & Acts of Loving Kindness
- East End Cooperative Ministry Shelter
- Squirrel Hill Food Pantry
Tikkun Olam – Repair of the World
- Immigration and refugees
- Gun violence and prevention
We are committed to partnering with Dor Hadash Religious School students whenever possible. We encourage and welcome others to join our Committee and to support our efforts. Commitments for a given activity are usually on a one time basis, although some SAC projects have a long “shelf life” and dedicated volunteers are essential to the program’s success. Notice of activities and requests for volunteers are sent out during weekly congregational emails. If you want to be sure of seeing the notice, would like to be a committee member, or hear about our work, please email the social action committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.