Tikkun Olam Committee Meeting | Second Tuesday 7pm via Zoom

Join the Tikkun Olam Committee every second Tuesday of the month to discuss ways to get involved with Tikkun Olam projects. Come ready to work for justice together!

Meeting ID: 868 8482 3678 Passcode: JUSTICE

Email Sasha, Tikkun Olam Chair, for more info.

Ongoing Tikkun Olam Efforts at KHN

Support Afghan & Other Refugees

Donate to support local resettlement organizations:
Jewish Family Service
Afghan American Community of Washington
Afghan Health Initative

Buy wish list items:
JFS Refugee & Immigrant Services’ Amazon Wish List

Volunteer:
Contact Kara Schoonmaker to let her know you are interested in joining a KHN volunteer effort to support incoming refugees.

Support Our Sponsored Family — Ongoing

Please support our sponsored family! Donations needed.

The family needs a variety of household, food, clothing items, and gift cards. Please contact execdir@khnseattle.org to find out how you can help.

Support Detained Migrants: Things Busy People Can Do

  1. Donate to support AidNW (Advocates for Immigrants in Detention) in Tacoma
  2. Volunteer weekly or monthly at AidNW’s Tacoma Welcome Center
  3. Collect backpacks, jackets, clothing and toiletries and deliver to AidNW
  4. Train and volunteer to offer support (“accompany”) to local migrants as they navigate local institutions. Sign up to accompany migrants via The Action Network, or contact Briana Brannan (Church Council of Greater Seattle) for more information
  5. Raise money for the Fair Fight Bond Fund for detained immigrants
  6. Donate airline miles to migrants through Miles 4 Migrants

FOOD JUSTICE:
Serving lunch at WIN White Center

KHN will be serving lunch in White Center once per month.

The meal is held in the parking lot outside Bartell’s in White Center: 9600 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA. Food contributions should be brought to this locations.

Unless you’re planning to stay to serve, food should be placed in disposable containers, such as tin foil trays. Otherwise, all types of disposable containers are welcome.

More information about the WIN White Center Lunch:

  1. We will be serving at the Bartell’s parking lot on the corner of SW Roxbury and 15th Avenue SW in White Center.
  2. WIN has a vintage school bus that they bring to the site. It stores three canopy tents, long tables, and supplies.
  3. People will be showing up to pick up food beginning at noon, so we need to be there around 11:30-11:45 to set up.
  4. In addition to the food we’ll be serving, there is a need for all kinds of men’s clothes, and for plastic shopping/grocery bags for people to carry donated clothes and food. Please bring any men’s clothing (new and used), hygiene items, and plastic bags.
  5. Be aware that there is no electricity at the site to keep food warm.
  6. In addition to any clothes and bags you can donate, we just need to bring our meals. Serving utensils, plates, drinks, forks, and spoons will be available.
  7. Keep in mind that for many of the people we will be serving, this may be their only hot meal all week. Overly spicy food may be difficult for them.

For more information, please email WIN Luncheon coordinator Lavinia Touchton. Thank you!

Supply Collection

KHN and Alki UCC will continue to collect donations of food, hygiene and personal items for people in need for distribution on Saturdays in White Center. The donation box is in the KHN lobby. The list of requested items is below.

Do you work at a place like Costco? Starbucks? Safeway? If you have the connections or personal wherewithal to get any of these items in bulk, please let us know at  tikkunolam@khnseattle.org.

This is the list of requested items:

  • soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products
  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss
  • socks, hats, gloves, reading classes
  • fleece blankets
  • flashlights
  • cloth shopping bags, gallon Ziplock bags
  • fruit cups, protein bars, custard cups, bags of snack mix
  • pens, word search books, decks of cards
  • markers, crayons, coloring books, generic gifts for children

Past Events

Below are some of the KHN social justice focused activities during this past social-distanced year:

KHN Uygher Information & Action Event
Banner for Uygher Info & Action event

On May 25th, 2020, KHN’s Tikkun Olam Committee presented a special Information & Action event with a panel led by Professor Sandra Silberstein of the University of Washington. Join KHN members and friends in the greater community to learn about the current and growing violence against the Uygher Muslim population in China, and how we can act to ensure a world without genocide.

Live Greener: Greener Cleaners

Jewish Disability Justice Month Kabbalat Shabbat

MLK Weekend Kabbalat Shabbat

Annual Christmas WIN Luncheon

KHN Winter Clothing Drive

Every Vote Counts: Voting Advocacy

KHN High Holidays Food Drive

Yom Kippur Afternoon Social Justice Workshop 5781: A Conversation with Eric Ward

A nationally recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and preserving inclusive democracy, Eric brings over 30 years of leadership in community organizing and philanthropy to his roles as Western States Center’s Executive Director, Senior Fellow with Southern Poverty Law Center, and Senior Advisor with Race Forward. Since Eric took the helm in 2017, Western States Center has become a national hub for innovative responses to white nationalism, antisemitism, and structural inequality, towards a world where everyone can live, love, worship, and work free from fear. Eric is the author of multiple written works credited with key narrative shifts, including “Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism.”

KHN Talks BLM

Silent March: KHN Meetup

NO JUSTICE_ NO PEACE. JUNE 2020