The Social Action committee provides the Temple Judea community with opportunities to practice Tikkun Olam and lend a helping hand in the neighborhood and beyond. We coordinate hands-on activities and work with multiple community partners to offer support to those in need.
Social Action is committed to healing the world through events and projects benefiting our community. Our impact is immediate and ranges from our backyard to across the world.Social Action works within:
TU B'SHVAT & MLK DAY OF SERVICE TREE PLANTING
January 19, 2020
GREATER LOS ANGELES HOMELESS COUNT
January 21-23, 2020
PEOPLE OF THE YARN (see below)
February 9, 2020
PEOPLE OF THE YARN (see below)
March 8, 2020
PACKING BACKPACKS FOR SCHOOL ON WHEELS
August 2020 (TBD)
November 2020 (TBD)
SERVING BBQ LUNCHES AT HOPE OF THE VALLEY MISSION
This activity takes place at a church location in Van Nuys. A volunteer "captain" gathers a group of 8-10 adults (plus kids are welcome) and purchases food that morning at Smart & Final. The volunteer group prepares the bbq lunch on site at the church, serves the attendees their meal, and cleans up. The costs is approximately $330 for food, $150 for security. We would appreciate your generosity, but cost should not be a barrier to participation in this activity -- if you do not want to make that kind of donation, we can match you with funding.
Available dates are Saturday January 25, Saturday, February 22, and Saturday, March 21. Please contact Michael Opell at .
VOLUNTEERING AT MEND
This activity takes place at the MEND center in Pacoima. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 11 and will work either in the food bank, farmer's market, or clothing department on site in their building. Please wear closed-toe shoes. There is no cost associated with this project.
Available dates vary. Please contact Jay Schlanger at .
PEOPLE OF THE YARN
Social Action’s knit and crochet group will meet:
* February 9, 2020: 10 am - 12 noon
* March 8, 2020: 10 am - 12 noon
* April 2020 - TBD
* May 2020 - TBD
Join us as we make hats and scarves for donation to people in need, in support of the Temple's homelessness and other community outreach initiatives. We are open to all temple members, family, and friends -- anyone who wants to engage in a bit of creative tikkun olam. Beginners are welcome!
P.S. We serve coffee / tea / water and snacks. Please consider bringing your own mug or reusable bottle to help us minimize our environmental impact.
Please e-mail Jane Nichol ( ) to RSVP and to get on the email list.
The Temple Judea Green Team is a joint effort of the Social Action and Judeans for Justice committees. Our goals are to:
Some of our key accomplishments to date include:
To learn more and/or join our team, please contact:
Interested in pursuing social action on your own? Need some ideas for a Mitzvah project? Here is a list of some of our community partners.
Have questions? Want to make a suggestion? Please get in touch! You can email Jennifer Lutzky, Social Action chair, at or by clicking here: Contact Social Action