December 4, 2019 •
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Social Action Committee

Tikkun Olam

Social Action Committee Programs

The goal of Social Action Committee (SAC) is to provide TBA congregants the opportunity to take part in Tikkun Olam (healing the world) and perform hands-on mitzvot and activities. We will have volunteer opportunities for adults, youngsters, families, and individuals.  Many of our programs are in partnership with other groups at TBA and I hope that you will find something of interest and get involved either directly through SAC or through another committee, constituency group, or religious school.  You do not need to join SAC to volunteer for activities. Our goal is to be a conduit for providing meaningful opportunities and experiences for Temple members and friends.

smallgf_santuary_logoTikkun Olam (healing the world) has long been a watchword of the Temple’s Social Action Committee. From the days in Newark to the present, through a myriad of hands-on mitzvot and activities the Social Action Committee has engaged members of all ages in acts of loving kindness and the pursuit of justice, assisting the poor and disadvantaged, dialoguing with other faiths, assuming stewardship of the environment and supporting Israel. The Social Action Committee’s Green Team led the congregation in pursuit of an environmental certification from the interfaith coalition, GreenFaith which encompasses building practices, education, worship and community outreach.

Here is a sampling of our upcoming activities. Please let me know if there is something for which you would like to volunteer and/or if you have ideas for new programs and events:

Hello TBA Members! Below you will find a variety of programs we are enthusiastically working on. We hope that you can participate by a myriad of ways like attending, or assisting, or volunteering or supporting. We are hoping to keep this section fresh with all of the latest happenings not only around TBA but within our community. Please share your thoughts with us. We want to hear from you!

Warmest regards, Janet O. Penn  & Ruth Ross, SAC Co-Chairs

SAC Calendar 2019/2020
Social Action Committee Programs

         Annual High Holiday Food Drive Outreach>

Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah (joint event with Sisterhood)

Mitzvah Day (joint event with Sisterhood)
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Women’s Interfaith Forum (joint event with Sisterhood)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (Snow Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

We get letters of appreciation…so nice!

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Dinner & Speaker in the Sukkah sponsored by Social Action Committee & Sisterhood—The Women’s Connection

Since the weather was cold and chilly, the dinner and program were held in the cozy Silberman Conservatory with the festive Sukkot spirit still with us! The guest speaker was Jennifer Duckworth, a Senior Environmental Engineer; a Kean University professor; and the Co-Chair of the Essex County Environmental Commission. The title of her presentation was “Easy Ways to Improve Your Environmental Health.”

The Annual Social Action Food Drive
The annual Social Action Food Drive was a great success! Over 292 bags filled to the brim with food! Thank you to the TBA congregational family for your generosity and support!

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