Social Action Committee Newsletter (April 2015)

For Social Action, April is about getting ready for Mitzvah day and the spring season of giving! Spring and summer mean charity walks for causes, races, and runs. This means getting into the spirit of giving and feeling rejuvenated after the long, long winter. This April we ask that our whole community prepare for Mitzvah Day, which is fast approaching. On Sunday, May 3, our Mitzvah day events will include: cleaning the Memorial Park, helping to build a garden at the Temple, making dog toys for shelter dogs, making bagged lunches for the Mercy Shelter, assisting with a mailing project, knitzvah projects and more to be announced! Please contact Social Action new message24 or the Temple Office new message24 to RSVP and let us know your preferred mitzvah project. Breakfast is provided for all participants.

Of course we also have the Walk Against Hunger event after our Mitzvah Day. We prepare for this event by raising money for Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger. Please help us solicit friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and whoever else may be able to donate throughout the month of April. This will help us reach our goal of $2000 for Foodshare to help those in our community. Our congregation has been so generous in the past and we appreciate any contributions. The walk starts at 2:00 p.m on May 3. We walk as a group wearing our Temple Sinai Mitzvah Day t-shirts. (Please bring your shirt from a previous year.) You can join our Temple Sinai team by logging in at and joining our team. Please contact Foodshare or Social Action for more information. Lunch will be provided (at the Temple) prior to our departure for the walk.

As always, if you are interested in Knitzvah, helping at the Mercy Shelter during the year or joining our committee, please contact Social Action or join us at a meeting every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Sarah Maltese, Social Action Committee Chair new message24