Literally translates to "world repair" and has come to
The Social Action Committee (SAC) seeks opportunities, within our temple community, and in the wider areas of our towns, country and the world, for temple members to contribute to the work of tikkun olam, repairing the world, through mitzvot, good deeds. We work on projects and activities that address human needs, including food, shelter and security for families and children in our local and global communities.
We hope you will get involved in one of our many projects. New ideas are always welcome.
Ecoteams - Keep your New Year's Resolution to go on a low carbon diet. Join temple members to measure your family's carbon foot print and learn how to reduce it. You can be part of the climate change solution. We're hosting two ecoteams - Thursday evenings beginning January 13th at 7:00 pm and Sundays beginning january 23rd at 10:00 am at the Temple. Ecoteams will meet every other week for 5 sessions. Want more information? See the flyer. Have questions or want to join an eco team - call Jeri Weiss at 617-489-4119.
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) – GBIO is involved in local grass roots organizing on a variety of regional issues. Currently, we are focusing on supporting healthcare insurance legislation, an Aging with Dignity campaign, and supporting programs that contribute to youth development, including the physical and emotional safety of youth.
Tzedakh and Other Collections
Annual Fundraising Events – Each year we hold a fundraising concert, movie or coffeehouse. Recent recipients of the monies we have raised have included: Rabbis for Human Rights, the Southern Poverty Law Center/Klanwatch, Jewish World Watch, Habitat for Humanity and the Terezin Chamber Music Foundation. Other fund-raising efforts have helped purchase solar cookers and backpacks for refugees from Darfur. We also distribute monies from the Tzedakh Box outside the Sanctuary.
Other Collections – In addition to our Family Table collections of vegetables and tuna, we collect cell phones for domestic violence victims, children's videos and DVDs for Franciscan's Hospital for Children, and travel size toiletries for local shelters. Drop off for donations are in the Schmooze Room and in SAC closet across from the main coat closets. We have also compiled a list of local organizations that will accept your donation or recycling of many, many different items. Copies are available in the SAC closet.
Social Action Shabbat - Each year we create a Social Action Shabbat service to share with the community.
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