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Tikkun Olam Shabbat

We need your helping hands on August 6th. After Shabbat services and a brown back lunch, we’ll be packing “Welcome Boxes” for foster children. Now, more than ever, we are aware of how many needs there are in the world. We often feel powerless to help. But this time of year, as we start to remember the destruction of our sacred Temple in Jerusalem, Shir Tikvah recognizes that each and every one of us can help repair the world. According to the non-profit Embrace Oregon, there are over 2,000 children currently in foster care in the Portland-metro area. They spend an average of 19 months in care. “Welcome Boxes” distributed by Embrace Oregon – full of toiletries, snacks and extras – can help them as they transition to new situations. Each box will also include hand-written notes of encouragement which may be the most important thing of all. This project was brought to

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Do Something Jewish for Christmas

The Shir Tikvah holiday season ‘Do Something Jewish for Christmas’ tzedekah project will again be to provide Christmas dinner for youth at New Avenues for Youth, a non-profit organization helping homeless youth from Oregon and Southwest Washington. This is the eighth year that Shir Tikvah has helped out this wonderful organization. To learn more about this great group, click here. NAFY will be serving dinner for 150 kids. Our congregation is committed to providing food for 20 for the dinner on December 24th, Christmas Eve. We will not be serving the dinner (confidentiality/ insurance issues prevent this) but we are committed to providing the food!! Contact Dale Schwartz for more information or to sign up to help! If you would like to help, below is a list of the food items we still need; remember that each one should be large enough to feed 20 people. Regular Stuffing (to go

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