Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation and the SLJC Sisterhood answer the call

Allen Levy, Publicity Director

Tikkun Olam – A Jewish concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. The phrase is found in the Mishnah, often used when discussing issues of social policy, ensuring a safeguard to those who may be at a disadvantage. SLJC stepped up and answered the appeal to help the victims of Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria.

As you all know, three successive hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria, wreaked tremendous havoc on countless helpless victims all across Texas, parts of Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico. Thousands have lost their homes and belongings, and many thousands are still stranded in floods that are unparalleled in recent decades. In their severity, these three hurricanes and the carnage they have brought forth have surpassed the damage caused by Katrina.

To date, SLJC has donated $3,300; in addition, the SLJC Sisterhood has donated an additional $1,000 that has been sent to Hand in Hand USA. Hand in Hand was chosen by both boards because of their history of stepping up in such occasions and helping out in times of such natural calamities and disasters with no administrative costs. One hundred percent of these donations will go towards hurricane relief. v