LEGACY: Embracing Inclusion

For each month of our anniversary year we will post a social justice “legacy of the month”—an action, initiative or event in our synagogue’s history that reflects our abiding commitment to Tikkun Olam. Taken together, these “highlights” demonstrate the creativity, energy, courage and initiative of our leaders and members as they sought to make Jewish social justice values real and sustaining. This legacy guides and inspires our community’s work of Tikkun Olam today.

Under Rabbi Sonia Saltzman’s leadership, TOS launches a multi-dimensional inclusion initiative (2015). Efforts include a synagogue-wide accessibility survey, the founding of the Inclusion Committee, and a major renovation to our historic building and sanctuary that enables us to “pray together in body and spirit” as one community.  Recognizing our commitment, the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project names Temple Ohabei Shalom a partner synagogue in its first year class. —Susan Zeiger


More from our archives: What does inclusion include?”–Blog post by Naomi Gurt Lind (February 1, 2016)
Our social justice “legacy of the month” for February honors Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.