Tikkun Olam refers to repairing the world. The Tikkun Olam Committee
group publishes the monthly "Tikkun Olam Calendar" to the B'nai Or mailing list at the beginning of each month.
Contributions of interesting local events welcome. The group has organized B'nai Or events relating to Middle East peace,
interfaith understanding, and environmental awareness.
Tikkun Olam – 2012-13 Schedule of Upcoming Events.
Sat., Jun. 8, 12-6 PM. Boston Pride Festival Moving Forward...Proud, Strong, United. The Tikkun Olam Committee of B'nai Or is pleased to organize our participation in this exciting event happening at City Hall Plaza in Boston, the final stop of the Boston Pride Parade Route and part of Boston Pride Week, Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 9. Plan NOW to march with members of the B'nai Or Community in the PARADE or join us on the Plaza and let's show them what we've got!
Interfaith Connections by Lois Rosenfeld
This recent editorial from Workmen's Circle after the Marathon Bombing, is worth a read.
So it's a month since the Marathon bombing and I just got around to reading this editorial sent to me by my Muslim friend Shaheen. I (or perhaps, We) will also be sending a letter to our mayor and governor letting them know that we feel an opportunity was lost when Imam Suhaib Webb of Boston's largest mosque lost the honor of speaking at the interfaith service on April 18 after the bombing. When a horrific event occurs, I know the thought,'I hope a Jew didn't commit this.' I don't believe Christian people have the same reaction, since they are the majority. We know how it is to be thought of based on what is publicized. I have often been in discussions where my Jewish friends are critical of Islam because they have no leaders who speak out against atrocities.
Let's let our hearts and spirits inform our intellect as we wend our way through our ever-growing interconnected world....shalom, salaam, peace....
Tribes/ Chanting/ Minyan