About Us

Tzedek LaKol: Justice for All focuses on achieving racial and social justice within our congregation and community. We are committed to collaborating with others through action and educational programs, confronting injustices, and pursuing equal and equitable rights for all.

Our Vision 

We believe in a world where everyone can live with dignity and social and economic equality. Our tradition teaches us to care for those in our community who are most vulnerable to injustice. Tikkun olam is a call to and for all Jews to repair the world. We, as Jewish lay leaders, seek to create lasting social change to ensure all voices are heard and equal rights upheld. We seek to honor our tradition’s calling to dismantle systems of oppression through direct work and partnership with churches, synagogues, and other organizations and individuals who are committed and aligned to our pursuit of justice.

This group is open to any and all members of CSH.

We typically meet virtually on Sunday mornings. For more information and to get involved, please contact Barbara Sidman at Barbara.Sidman@gmail.com.

About the Series

Tzedek LaKol’s first big initiative is the launch of a three-part speaker series, We Shall Not Be Silent: Conversations On Race. The series theme was Inspired by the words of Rabbi Joachim Prinz, from his remarks at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

We Shall Not Be Silent focuses and centers these necessary conversations by examining racism through national, Jewish, and local lenses, consisting of three virtual fireside chats moderated by a member of the CSH congregation. Open to CSH members and the entire North Shore community, this free series will be presented via Zoom webinar. At the conclusion of the series, Tzedek LaKol will gather our CSH family virtually to process and center together what we’ve learned with an engaging conversation.

This series was made possible with generous support from Arthur Epstein.

We were pleased to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoyed them and find them inspirational.
Any contribution to support our efforts is greatly appreciated.
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“Race in America” with Gov. Deval Patrick

Moderated by Massachusetts State Rep. Lori Ehrlich

“What Does Judaism Teach Us About Racial Justice?” with Rav Tiferet Berenbaum

Moderated by Amy Gold, Head of School, Epstein Hillel School

“Racial Justice: Local Perspectives, Local Impact” with Rev. Dr. Andre Bennett

Moderated by Jerry Kreitzer, Educator and 5 Term VT State Legislator

“Tzedek, tzedek tirdof.”

צֶ֥דֶק צֶ֖דֶק תִּרְדֹּ֑ף

“Justice, justice you shall pursue, that you may live, and inherit the land which the Lord your G-d gave you.” —Deuteronomy 16:18

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” —Elie Wiesel