SOCIAL ACTION

The Social Action Committee coordinates Temple Judea’s activities related to tikkun olam – working together to repair the world. Our efforts include programs that help people in need and provide a connection between our congregation and the community at large. Members of the committee participate in organizing and publicizing specific programs, determining what activities we will undertake, and setting the direction for Social Action efforts at Temple Judea.

Thank you to everyone who donated turkeys and other items and to those who came out to help pack up our Thanksgiving food “baskets.” Special thanks to Melanie Blumberg and Anita Snyderman for organizating a successful effort. Temple Judea is proud to have donated Thanksgiving meals and a days worth of food to 34 families in our community.

Temple Judea participates with The Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless which operates the Central Bucks Code Blue Shelter,offering emergency shelter to the homeless in Bucks County when temperatures go below freezing. Our collection drive is over but the need continues. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our office.

Aid for Friends provides food and friendship for the homebound. Pick up meal trays at Temple Judea, fill them with cooked meals and place them in the freezer at Temple Judea. Volunteers will deliver them where needed. On MLK Day this year volunteers filled our freezer with meals. Contact Janene Raisman with questions. janene.raisman@gmail.com

Social action is an integral part of our Religious School program. Our confirmation academy (grades 7-10) recently donated food and packed 340 meals for Aid for Friends.

Temple Judea volunteers help to staff the Doylestown Food Pantry on the first Sunday of each month. Volunteers work from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm stocking shelves and serving patrons. The need is great. More hands make less work. If you are able to offer three hours once a month, or perhaps every other month, your help will be greatly appreciated. This is a good opportunity for families with older children (middle school and older) to work together. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, contact Lisa White, lswhite12@gmail.com.

For more information on our social action projects, or to participate, please contact Kim Levenkron, Chair of our Social Action committee, at klevenkron@msn.com

 

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