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Brit Olam

Brit Olam - our covenant with the world - is a commitment to working toward a just society.  The sages taught that tikkun olam - repair of the world - is inseparable from tikkun midot - repair of the self.

As a URJ Brit Olam congregation we are, therefore, on a continuous journey to be

a place of learning, where we are able to struggle with difficult ideas, and where together we are committed to learning what it really means to live the values of Judaism in our modern world;

a place of compassion and growth for members and friends seeking to understand their obligations to each other and to the world;

and a place where we act in accord with our understanding.

Our striving to fulfill our covenant with the world touches every aspect of congregational life. 

Our Brit Olam Steering Committee works with KI members, other committees, and partners in the community to support these goals.

Opportunities for engagement in social action and social justice work are listed on the Tikkun Olam page. Many opportunities for individual and communal learning are provided through Adult Education, our Religious School, Women of KI, Mussar, and others. Our worship experiences support all who are making sense of our world and our obligations in it.

Below, we provide a focused set of resources for understanding how, as Reform Jews, we understand our covenant with the world and might go about keeping it.

Sat, February 27 2021 15 Adar 5781