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Social Action Tzedek Team

Are you interested in getting involved with Kol Rinah Social Action?

Kol Rinah Tzedek Team (Social Action) Mission
The Social Action Team builds a relational culture of pursuing tzedek, or justice, at Kol Rinah. We aim to be the rallying point for tzedek in our community. Furthermore, we seek to develop leaders within our community who can advance the cause of tikkun olam, repairing the world, locally and globally. 
Interested in being involved, Contact:
Kol Rinah Social Action Survey
Please take a few minutes to tell us what social action topics you are interested in:

July 2021 Tzedek Team Article

Cleaning streams, sending cards to seniors, and more!
There is much going on with the Tzedek team! Opportunities are popping up both in and outside our Kol Rinah community and we hope you will get involved. First, we are beginning One-on-One conversations with our congregants. Why? We believe that meaningful relationships are the key for building a movement for justice. This will take the form of one-on-one conversations (for approximately 30 minutes) in which we find out more about our members and what they care about. Stay tuned for a Tzedek member to contact you.
In the month of June our committee participated in a training led by JOIN (Jewish Organizing Institute and Network) that supports Jewish leaders in their pursuits of organizing for justice both inside and outside of the Jewish community. We will be using the organizing skills we are learning to build meaningful relationships and find out what our community cares most about.
Thanks to all writers and artists of all ages who are helping us send caring greeting cards to residents at Crown Center and Brentmoor. If you would like to help by writing five cards to seniors, you can pick them up and drop them off at Young Families events or at the NEW shul office!
Need FREE kosher meals for your kids? KiwiKids offers free, kosher meals for families with children ages 1-18. There are no income eligibility requirements or location restrictions. Pickup is Wednesday evenings from 5-5:40pm at Torah Prep. You MUST register each week by Monday at 6pm. To join via email please reach out to For more information, visit
Finally, August 8th at 9:30am join us for stream cleanup in UCity. We’ll meet at the Ruth Park Trail entrance on McKnight, and receive supplies and instructions to beautify this local branch of the River Des Peres.
If you’d like to get added to our email list and calendar invitations, please contact Jaron Asher, or Cindy Kalachek,

May 2021 Tzedek Team Article

Join a Tzedek Initiative at Kol Rinah!
Seeking Leaders, Gardeners, Compassionate Communicators and Advocates
"Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that the LORD your God is giving you."
Parashat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:20
With these words as our inspiration, Kol Rinah’s Tzedek team endeavors both to build relationships that strengthen our community and improve the world (Tikkun Olam.)
We work on initiatives in a variety of different areas of justice. We are seeking volunteers to help with our endeavors. For example:
  • Establish a Tzedek Ambassador in each Kol Rinah committee, department, and auxiliary. Interested in being a Tzedek Ambassador? Contact Skylar Swim,
  • Create a Mitzvah Garden outside the new building to grow vegetables for food pantries. Got a green thumb or ideas? Contact Food Security Chair Katherine Tynan,
  • Communicate with residents at the Crown Center. We will supply care cards and deliver them, too. Interested? Contact Direct Service Chair Dr. Sherri Besmer,
  • Advocate to improve people's lives in our region. Contact Dr. Scott Kaar, or Jessica Igielnik,
Many more events and initiatives are being planned.
If you’d like to get added to our email list and calendar invitations, please contact Jaron Asher, or Cindy Kalachek,
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