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Social Action Tikkun Olam Committee

Mission Statement:

This committee shall be charged with the responsibility of involving the congregation in projects that will inform and educate our congregants about important issues which impact us as Jews and as citizens of the world, as well as help improve the quality of life of people in need. It will strive to advocate for issues concerning Social Justice in accordance with the platforms supported by USCJ.

Upcoming (Zoom) Meeting - Social Action Committee - May 5, 6:00 PM
Email the TI office for information  

Save the Date!
Our second event has been scheduled!

There are many ways to assist, and the areas of focus for SATO this winter and spring are going to be vaccination assistance and food security.

Register here for Lend a hand.

 

It's important to keep in mind that you can help us from the comfort of your own home! If you're not comfortable driving others in your vehicle, or venturing out to the grocery store, there is still a great need for making phone calls and navigating vaccine websites.  Many of our volunteers are assisting remotely - it could just be a matter of waiting on hold for 30 minutes while you walk the dog or navigate a website while watching your favorite TV show!

 

 

Notes from previous meetings:

We invited Lisa Gally, Director of Essential Services for Jewish Family Services, to speak about the various volunteering opportunities available including:

1) JFS is the only Kosher Meals on Wheels provider in the Capital Region and needs volunteers to deliver meals.

2) JFS grocery shops for people who are unable or uncomfortable going into a grocery store.  They only shop at Price Chopper.  

3) JFS assists the Shalom Food Pantry and distributes bags with produce, dairy and shelf stable items to those in need.

4)  JFS helps transport seniors over 60 who are Jewish.  The volunteers drive their own cars  

Fri, May 14 2021 3 Sivan 5781