Social Action

 

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day."
– Sally Koch

"Everything depends on deeds."
– Rabbi Akiva

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, that's all who ever have."
– Margaret Mead

 

At Congregation Adat Reyim, the above quotes are not just sayings, but are the ways social action is lived. We pride ourselves on a strong Social Action program where everyone — from the youngest to the oldest members — can perform acts of Tikkun Olam.

We have ongoing and annual events focused on helping the needy in our local community, including collecting and donating items such as school supplies, canned and packaged food, toys, and meals during the cold holiday season for charities like ECHO; working as earth stewards to clean our local waterways; and projects to help support our troops overseas, to name a few. See the list below to learn about our current and upcoming Social Action projects and events.


 

Annual Events and Activities:

 

High Holiday Food Collection – food donations to Food for Others

Watershed Cleanup – each fall, as part of the Intercoastal Water Clean Up

CROP Walk – each November, so no one goes without food

One Night For Others – during Hanukkah, to provide gift cards for families in need

Blood Drive – in late fall/early winter

Good Deeds Day – each spring

Passover Pantry – during Passover, to collect food and other items for ECHO


 

Ongoing Events and Activities:

 

CAR CAN! – bring a can of food to all synagogue events and activities

ECHO Donations – collected year-round; boxes can be found in coat closet

Honor Flight Program – April to November, to help greet WWII Veterans coming to Washington

Shepherd’s Center – ongoing opportunities to help older people


 

Looking Ahead:

 

Passover Food Drive – From March 14 through April 30, pick up a designated grocery bag at synagogue, fill it with your unwanted breads, grains, legumes, etc., and bring your filled bag back to synagogue.

GOOD DEEDS DAY – April 6, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m! Want to get involved? Contact socialaction@adatreyim.org.

Mon, October 16 2017 26 Tishrei 5778