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Social Action

Our Social Action Committee helps Temple Beth David to fulfill one of the tenets of our mission statement, working toward Tikkun Olam, "healing of the world". We do this by working on ongoing projects such as food drives, volunteering in the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, informing and educating our congregants about important issues which affect us as Jews and as citizens of the world. We help our youth to see the effect that their involvement with Social Action can achieve through B’nai Mitzvah individual and class projects, and programs involving the entire religious school community.

Mitzvah Moments

Each month, we'll be implementing one or two "Mitzvah Moments" projects meant to improve the lives of others in our community. This month's projects are listed below, Please contact the individual listed within each project with any specific questions.

Food Donations

Donations for the Cheshire Community Food Pantry and Jewish Family Services are always accepted in the lobby, especially the first Friday of the month. Ideas and suggestions for the Social Action Committee are always welcome!

Please consider making a donation to help support more social action work at TBD.

Mitzvah Garden 2019

Those who were able to help on Planting Day, May 19th, did an absolutely fantastic job. Veggies (including tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and herbs, front step planters and the marigold border) were all planted. We accomplished a tremendous amount of work in only 3 hours.
Please look for emails announcing upcoming MG harvests, which should be weekly.

Religious Action

For 50 years, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism ("the RAC") has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C. As the DC office of the Union for Reform Judaism, the RAC educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the RAC's advocacy work is completely non-partisan and pursues public policies that reflect the Jewish values of social justice that form the core of our mandate.

Visit the Religious Action Center »

Sun, April 5 2020 11 Nisan 5780