Social Action Committee
TABI is blessed to have leaders and congregants who have fully embraced the idea of “Tikkun Olam,” our responsibility as Jews to “repair the world” through social action. Our committee oversees several yearly events and cultivates relationships with our interfaith partners as well as area organizations that are focused on fighting homelessness, food insecurity, and domestic abuse, and other causes that effect our congregation and our community.
We partner with two of Evansville’s most essential homeless shelters, United Caring Services and Ruth’s House, throughout the year. Most notably, our annual High Holiday drive collects food and essential supplies for UCS and the first Friday of every month a congregational family prepares and delivers dinner to the women of Ruth’s House.
Our annual Thanksgiving food baskets also provide a full holiday meal for those in need across our community.
During the height of the pandemic, the TABI community rallied to raise enough money to sponsor two lunches at local senior communities in appreciation of the front-line workers that keep our most vulnerable citizens safe.
Thanks to the shining example of our Rabbi, the congregation is also committed to social action causes that not only help those in need, but also bring together other faith communities to share with and learn from each other. We collaborate on an annual Interfaith Habitat for Humanity build that brings us together with our Catholic, Presbyterian and Muslim brothers and sisters.
Whether it’s by donating time, money, or skills, the TABI community is committed to doing our best to help those less fortunate – regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.