Statement of Social Justice – As a people who have experienced and understand the implications of being a minority, it is a defining value to speak out on behalf of the disadvantaged and work toward justice wherever possible. In the daily work of Jewish social service agencies, we serve many people who struggle with poverty, hunger, and lack of opportunity. We believe that every person carries a divine spark within, and as such deserves dignity and respect. We believe that the path to a stronger community rests on building connections among us that promote collective strength, not isolation. This is the time to grow in understanding and compassion, and to act to address these concerns. Together, our actions will take root so that poverty, hunger, and prejudice no longer have a place in our communities.
The 18th Annual Julie Claire Gutterman Memorial Lecture (see brochure), “Sensitivity Training for Affirming and Respectful Spaces (STARS): Beyond the Rainbow” presented by Phoenix Schneider, MSW will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017. click to register
The Providence Kosher Senior Café has temporarily relocated to Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Avenue, Providence while the Dwares JCC undergoes extensive renovations. Please park and enter on the Morris Avenue side of the building for easy access to the social hall where meals are served Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon.
The Kosher Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers. More information is available here.