A community can accomplish more than a single individual. At Temple Israel, we live into our social justice mission by organizing around pressing issues of interest to groups of members.
The Refugee Support Project is an interfaith community group based at Temple Israel which is working to help refugees in Syria as well as immigrants locally.
The gleaners are a group of locals who harvest at a commercial farm after the main harvest is taken. These over abundant crops are picked and distributed to food banks and meal providers throughout the harvest season. Contact rabbi (@)templeisraelgreenfield.org to get onto the gleaners announcement list for Sunday morning gleans.
Our rabbi is a trained Compassionate Listening facilitator and has brought that skill to our internal conversations. We offer periodic practice sessions in CL to enhance a culture of healthy communication, for personal and organizational development. We have also brought this skill to bear on issues of wider community interest, in support of civil discourse.
Temple Israel is an active and frequent participant in several community meal programs throughout the year. We cook, serve, eat and celebrate with other churches and organizations who together constitute the dynamic food justice network in Franklin County.