Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World – Committee Mission Statement 
The mission of the CJC Tikkun Olam Committee is to guide our congregation to fulfill our communal responsibility to pursue the mitzvot of social, economic, and environmental justice through impactful activities. “Justice, justice shall you pursue.”  (Deuteronomy 16:20)  

Ongoing Efforts

  • Caring Committee provides support, solace and hope to congregants during times of illness, suffering, loss and grief. Members extend a hand and offer support when our congregants need it most. The committee recognizes our responsibility to care for one another as we fulfill the mitzvot of G’milut Hasasdim – acts of loving kindness. These acts build and nourish a network of relationships that can sustain us throughout the journey of our lives. The Tzedakah Committee provides modest help to anyone in the county requesting help with such issues as utility bills and groceries.
  • Standing for Racial Justice strives to educate and motivate members to make CJC a welcoming community for all people, to educate our youth about racial injustice and the world community and to participate in community activities that promote a just society.
  • Green Team educates the congregation in efforts to make OMI and CJC a greener organization and participates in a host of community efforts through the Interfaith Partners for the  Chesapeake including stream cleanup, etc.
  • Immigration policies in the county and state are brought before the congregation to provide advocacy through partnering organizations and membership in HoCo Coalition for Immigration Justice.
  • Grassroots/Shepherd’s Table in both Howard and Montgomery Counties members help feed needy members of the community supported by CJC members
  • JSafe – provides training to recognize domestic abuse and offer resources for victims

Annual Efforts

  • Bridges to Housing Stability’s Chili Cook-Off  raises funds for this community organization that helps deal with homeless individuals and those needing affordable housing.
  • Rebuilding Together brings CJC’s James Walsh Rebuilding Team to rehabilitate one home in Howard County.
  • NAMI Annual Dinner is hosted by CJC volunteers for this organization which provides services for individuals and families dealing with mental illness.
  • Red Cross Blood Drives