The Tzedek (Justice) Seekers is a new group at Temple formed by members who were inspired by participation in the women’s marches in January to become a voice for advocacy in our federal, state and local governments. Tzedek is the Hebrew word for justice, and the group is dedicated to endorsing legislative actions that assure justice for all segments of our society. The group shares information about issues that may then generate individual phone calls or emails to legislators. No one in the group speaks on behalf of Temple Beth-El. The group is non-partisan, although individuals are free to express their opinions. Anyone who is a member of Temple or wishes to engage with the Tzedek Seekers group is invited to attend meetings, which are held on the third Monday of each month at noon, at Temple. Anyone who is interested in joining the group or just being on an email list can contact Marzy Bauer.
In addition to encouraging Temple members to contact their elected officials, Tzedek Seekers are sponsoring educational programs to help Temple members learn how to be effective advocates.
Tzedek Seekers encourage members of Temple Beth-El to reach out to their legislators on issues that are of importance to our Jewish values. Here are some ways to contact your legislators.
For up to date information, contact the League of Women Voters, www.lwvsouthbend.org.
The League’s Citizen’s Guide lists all levels of elected officials in our area:
Governor Eric Holcomb: 317-232-4567
Senator Joe Donnelly 202-224-4814
Senator Todd Young 202-224-5623
Rep. Jackie Walorski 202-225-3915
State Information Center 800-457-8283
State of Indiana website: www.in.gov
Indiana General Assembly: Senate Call Center: 800-382-9467; 317-232-9400
House Call Center: 800-382-9842; 317-232-9600