The Tikkun Olam Committee is happy to announce that we have received a $2,500 grant from Shamayim, ( a Jewish Animal Advocacy organization, to sponsor nine events throughout the year featuring plant-based foods and educating our Temple community about the advantages of a plant-based diet. Our kickoff event was our Tashlich Service at Oak Lake Park. Members cast their sins into the water, retrieved litter from the water and shoreline, and celebrated our Shamayim grant Kickoff with a great discussion and take-home treats. We will also be sponsoring cooking demos, events for our students, and a book and a movie event. We invite everyone to participate in these events. Also, if you have an idea for an event you would like to see, please contact Stephanie ( or Scott ( ).