A Historic Commitment to Justice
Tikkun Olam, the act of repairing the world has always been at the forefront of who Sinai is as a congregation.
Throughout its history, Chicago Sinai Congregation has embraced a commitment to participate in the betterment of the local community, the nation, and the world. Our sacred texts tell us to work on behalf of “the orphan, the widow, and the stranger” the groups that lacked power and self-determination in that society and so we continue to work on behalf of and along with the poor, the deserted, the oppressed, the hungry, and the powerless.
Sinai’s earliest founders were active in the abolitionist movement. Later generations worked for feminist equality and alongside minority communities. Still today, we continue the work of repairing the world through coordinated advocacy, direct service volunteering, and donations.