2020 Or Ami Award Winners
Women of Temple Judea organized two Taste of Syria programs, in which Syrian refugee women living in the community showcased their culinary skills, shared a meal with attendees and spoke about their plight. The program increased awareness about the refugee crisis and provided an extraordinary opportunity for meaningful dialogue.
Inspired by the true kidney donation story of their own WRJ Sisterhood's Social Action Chair and her sister, a program was developed to educate the community about the importance and need of live kidney donation. Participants were encouraged to become organ donors.
This social action event served as an effective multi-generational and educational experience for Congregation Schaarai Zedek women and their children to come together in an authentic, hands-on community service outreach activity that provided baby items and funds to support pregnant teens and teen mothers in need.
When stones are left at graves, it says, "I wish you were here” and “I remember you”. This program helps express loss, love, and spirituality, while promoting creativity and sisterhood bonding. This program was held at the 2019 Southeast District Area Day. Sisterhood members learned the origin of the ritual, painted stones and shared their memories of their loved ones, and gave the stones to local cemeteries for visitors to use.