Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why Do Jews Volunteer?

There is an old Hebrew phrase I have engraved on a necklace; Tikkun olam, תיקון עולם

which means "repairing the world." In Judaism, the concept of tikkun olam originated in the early rabbinic period. In modern times, we seen that Jews LOVE repairing the world- we are citizens of humanity which makes us responsible for helping our community and the world at large.

One Chill Day- Nov 28th, 2010

Here are some of the best reasons to get off your tushies and do something for the betterment of the world!

1. "It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!" ( Zeller, Melissa: 2010)

2. "To meet new and exciting people, wink wink" (anonymous)

3. "I get alot out of helping the vulnerable, its a chance to give back to the community," (Ekstein, Steven, Chair of Volunteerism for Impact Toronto)

4. "To make a difference in the world, giving the world a big hug, we have to be socially responsible!" ( Madina, Dean: 2010)

5. " I volunteer to be apart of something bigger than myself ; and because I look cute in my volunteering gear ;)" ( Webber, Shira: 2010)

Do you Want to volunteer? Here is your chance to try it!

One Cool Day. Nov 28th, 2010.

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