Preschool Social Justice & Youth Community Visioning!
And the Youth Shall See Visions....
....at Netivot Shalom!
For our Fall Tzedakah Project, Netivot Shalom Preschool is partnering
with the Women's Daytime Drop-in Center (WDDC) on Acton Street here in Berkeley.
This program empowers women and children to move from the streets to a home by providing ongoing and intensive counseling, case management services, daily support groups, a comprehensive children's program, a variety of referral services, and a transitional housing program for four single parent families.
We have planned this project to coincide with Vayera, the birth of Issac, which we will read on November 3. This week and next we will be collecting diapers, Pullups, pacifiers, bottles, wipes, formula and baby food from our preschool families and the Netivot Shalom Community. Securing these basic necessities for their children is but one step in helping these mothers move forward.
Your donations can be dropped off in the large decorated box in the foyer.
Thank you for your support in this very worthwhile project!
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…