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Long Term Projects

As committed Reform Jews, members of Temple Israel take seriously the biblical instruction “Tzedek tzedek tirdof” “Justice, you surely will pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20). Our engagement with this pursuit takes multiple forms on individual, family, and communal levels. In addition to a variety of short-term collection drives in support of local food banks and international relief programs, Temple Israel is involved with several long-term projects.


BREAD (Building Responsibility Equality And with Dignity) is a Columbus-wide community organizing effort dedicated to increasing social justice. Temple Israel members participate in all aspects of the BREAD process. In 2006, Temple Israel hosted the annual Nehemiah meeting; welcoming more than 1000 people from 23 different Columbus congregations and churches. For more information on the BREAD organization, process, or issues click on the logo to the left. To get involved with Temple Israel’s BREAD group, contact Rabbi Zinkow.

Cooking for the Homeless

Cooking for the Homeless is a program run by the Temple Israel Sisterhood in conjunction with our Religious School community. Each month a different class prepares a meal for the clients of an area homeless shelter. For more information please contact Clemy Keidan.

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