Just a couple weeks ago, Rabbi Alan Cook sent the Temple De Hirsch Sinai (TDHS) congregation a “Wish You Were Here” postcard. Absent hastily scribbled “we’re having a great time at the beach” and “this is the trip of a lifetime” messages, this special destination postcard invites TDHS members to travel together to address the issue of family homelessness in the greater Seattle area through Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry’s Faith & Family Homelessness Project.
The TDHS journey begins at Abraham’s Tent, a specially designed web site where congregation members can stay up to date on the project and connect with opportunities where they can perform acts of tikkun olam – making the world a better and more just place for all its inhabitants. The site also introduces new activities like the Food Stamp and Maimonides Challenges.
Rabbi Cook’s beautifully crafted sermon can be found here Yom Kippur 2012 Enjoy!
TDHS is one of 14 Faith & Family Homelessness projects kicking off their journey this month. In the coming weeks each of those sites will be highlighted.