Yachad is the Hebrew word meaning together, and through the Yachad Community Action Project, we are bringing congregants and community groups together to repair our piece of the world. Between the fall of 2007 and the winter of 2008, members of the congregation were trained in the art of conducting conversations that get to the heart of the social issues that are most important to our members. We engaged in well over a hundred conversations about issues of social relevance. In our conversations, there were many issues about which our congregational family felt passionate. Concerns about healthcare dominated many of these conversations. Soon it became clear that people in our community care deeply about the accessibility and quality of healthcare in Lakeview. And in Judaism, concern leads to action. We have partnered with community organizations, met with elected officials, and have begun to plot a plan of action to improve healthcare in our community.