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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.

Click here to see our SATO Calendar of Meetings and Events!

Get involved or make a donation to help us help our community!

Upcoming Events and Collections


SATO Committee Meeting

Please email us at for more information!

We usually meet on the first Monday of the month from 6:00PM-7:00PM, unless there is an adjusted schedule due to a holiday.
Our next meeting is: Monday, June 3rd

We would love to see some new faces at our meeting! Please reach out if you want to join us or have a great idea! See you soon!


Lend A Hand @ The Regional Food Bank

A group of covid vaccinated volunteers gather for our Lend a Hand program at the main warehouse of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY to sort produce and non-perishables for families in need from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED-TOED SHOES! The more the merrier!!

Upcoming Dates: May 5 & June 9                                                    Register Today!
2024: Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 22, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 8


TI's Little Free Food Pantry

Please donate non-perishable food and hygiene items to the pantry located at the back of the Temple Israel Parking area by the St. Peters Parking Garage. Our pantry gets filled and accessed quickly. Food insecurity is real.  Our beautiful was pantry built by Amitai Goldmeer as his Eagle Scout Project

Things to keep in mind when donating to the Food Pantry, check this list.

This is an opportunity to help fill our pantry which is used quite often. This initiative was created at the height of the pandemic to help combat food insecurity and the need continues to grow daily. Help us help our community! Dedicate a fill by clicking here!




SUNDAY, MAY 19  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The entire family is invited. We have mitzvot for all ages. 

Our Projects this year!!
Craft projects for 5-8 year olds and 9-13 year olds for Albany PALS
Personal Hygiene Packs for Women for Capital City Rescue Mission
Personal Hygiene Packs for New Immigrant Families at The Albany branch of Unites States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

Make Brown Bag Lunches for IPH: Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
Make Kerchiefs for Big and Small Dogs at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
Compile 1st - 6th grade Literacy Bags for Trinity Alliance

We are collecting books for Grassroot Givers, Cat and Dog Food/Treats for Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, and Non-Perishable food and hygienic items for the Food Pantry.


Blood Drives at Temple Israel, B'nai Sholom & Ohav Shalom

Tuesday, May 18, 2024, 1:00 - 5:00 PM at B'nai Sholom.

Our  blood drives are co-sponsored by B'nai Sholom and Ohav Shalom and we rotate locations. Register to give blood here:       code: BnaiSholom

Click here to volunteer at our drive!


2nd Annual JDAIM Weekend 2024!!!!

Kabbalat Shabbat: Friday, February 9   
Click here to hear from Helena Mills 

Shabbat Morning: Saturday, February 10

JDAIM 2023


Helping Hands: Adopt-A-Neighbor!

Please help us ensure that our members are safe and feeling cared for. Call & check on a "neighbor", pick up some groceries, mow the grass, change a light bulb,  give a ride to shul or an appointment, be a friend to someone in need. 

Register to help or let us know if you need some help or a friendly voice for a check-in. Contact our main office to register to help, if you need some help, or if you would like a call, at (518) 438-7858 or

Please email us at for more information about our committee, SATO project ideas, or to see how you can get involved!

Sun, May 26 2024 18 Iyyar 5784