Social Action Committee Newsletter (February 2014)

One generation goes and another generation comes; but the Earth remains forever.

(Kohelet a:4)

This quote reminds us that we need to help our community now not only to try making our world a better place, but also to give future generations positive role models to emulate in making the Earth their home.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our January Mitzvah of the Month family game night! It was a fun-filled night and we were able to donate to Foodshare and help feed hungry families in our community.

Our February Mitzvah of the Month will be collecting cards (either Valentines Day, or warm wishes, etc. cards) for our community. Congregants can make or buy cards and drop them off at the Temple. They will be given to local shelters.

In March, we will be having a children’s book drive in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. April we will be recruiting funds and members for our annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger, which will take place on May 4.

Mitzvah Day is also May 4, and we will be hosting activities of mitzvot for all ages and abilities! Information will be forthcoming.

Mercy Shelter is looking for congregants to sign up to help cook and serve meals. All dates are on Sundays in the afternoon. The spring dates are as follows: Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, and June 15. Please email the Temple office at: new-message24 if you would like to volunteer for this meaningful project.

Social Action meets once per month on the third Tuesday of the month. All are welcome to join! Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Sarah Maltese, Social Action Committee Chairwoman new-message24