Tikkun (Social Action)
Monroe Temple Beth-El provides its members with many opportunities for social action. Our programs benefit local food pantries, soup kitchens, the homeless, and servicemen, and raise awareness about important issues such as global warming, genocide in Darfur, and HIV/AIDS. By reaching out to people in need, we not only help to repair the world, but also strengthen our Jewish identity and provide an important example of our values for our children.
PARTICIPATE IN ONE OR MORE OF THESE ON GOING PROJECTS!
- Our Father’s Soup Kitchen-a yearly collaboration with Sacred Heart Church. This year, for the sixth year in a row, approximately 30 members of our congregation joined Rabbi Loeb in planning, cooking, and serving Christmas dinner for the guests of Sacred Heart Outreach. We served a total of 160 meals. We also provided transportation and gifts were given to all the children.
- Yom Kippur Food Drive-a yearly food collection project that donates food to local food pantries
- Coat Drive-in its second year, a project where we partner with Guardian Self Storage in order to contribute to their regional Coat drive. This project benefits many people in our county.
- Blood Drive-held every three months in our Social Hall on Sunday morning, in coordination with the New York Blood Center.
- SISTERHOOD/WRJ Annual Shoe Drive
PAST PROJECTS HAVE INCLUDED
- Hurricane Sandy-Rockaway Park Project
- Light One Candle-Migrant Workers Food and Clothing Drive
- Mike’s House- Habitat for Humanity Build
- Darfur Awareness Project
- HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk
- Hurricane Katrina Food/Supply Collection and Truck Charter Project
FOR UPDATES OF SOCIAL ACTION ACTIVITIES WATCH OUR FRIDAY E-BLASTS (WEEKLY EMAILS)!