Pursue Justice

“How wonderful it is that no one need wait a single moment to start to improve the world.”  – Anne Frank

Whether we’re marching for women’s rights, serving meals in Upper Darby, holding a school supply drive, or hashing out the issues of the day in the Fellowship of Urban and Suburban Engagement (FUSE), Ohevites are always looking for ways to be good neighbors and bring positive change in our communities.  Our congregants view the Jewish striving to “repair the world” (Tikkun Olam) as an important part of citizenship and of our spiritual practice.  Most Ohev members find participating in social action is fun, rewarding, and a great way to make friends.

In recent years, Ohev Shalom has been lucky to be a part of FUSE, which has become a central piece of our community action work.  Leading with the premise that “relationships travel at the speed of trust,” FUSE brings members of urban and suburban communities together and creates safe spaces where residents can get to know each other, and know themselves, on a deeper level.  FUSE activities are sponsored by diverse houses of worship and community organizations and include group discussions, clean-up projects, and community or one-to-one meal sharing.  We take great pride in our involvement with FUSE, and many of our members feel that it has brought them unique opportunities for community engagement, deepened insight and self-reflection.

Click here to learn about any of our ongoing social action opportunities:

  • Annual backpack and school supply drive
  • Annual High Holiday food drive
  • Meal Service at Life Center in Upper Darby
  • Annual Thanksgiving food drive
  • Fellowship of Urban and Suburban Engagement (FUSE)

We love the opportunity to bring new members into our community outreach activities.  If you have any interest in participating, please let us know!