Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hands-on Service, Philanthropy, Education, and Advocacy

Is one more important than the others?

Tzedek is loosely translate from Hebrew to “justice.” Does one type of activity to pursue justice matter more than another?

The Tzedek Team at Hillel does work in all of these areas.

Hands on Service: Girls to Young Ladies mentoring and recreational programs; Mitzvah Day

Philanthropy: Relay for Life (Bronze Team award); Challah for Hunger; Dolls for Darfur

Education: educational events on modern genocide

Advocacy: Challah for Hunger coupled with hunger relief efforts and Federal government petitions

A balanced program of all four service areas is vital to the success of attaining a goal for a specific issue, such as relieving hunger in Alachua County. Want to try it?

Hands on Service: sort food at Bread of the Mighty Food Bank or serve food at St. Francis House

Philanthropy: purchase challah on Fridays from Challah for Hunger (50% of all proceeds go to Bread of the Mighty Food Bank)

Education: Educate yourself and friends by reading the action plan to relieve hunger: http://www.acchh.org/tenyear.html

Advocacy: Write a letter to your commissioner or attend a city commission meeting.

http://www.cityofgainesville.org/GOVERNMENT/MayorCityCommission/tabid/362/Default.aspx

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