The Social Action Committee
The Social Action Committee addresses issues that have a social, political, environmental or religious impact on us as Jews and citizens of the community. In keeping with URJ resolutions and guidelines, the committee works to provide opportunities for Temple members of all ages and abilities to work toward making a positive difference locally and fulfilling our mission of Tikkun Olam, repairing and healing the world.
To become involved or for more information on the committee or any of our projects, please contact committee chair Lia Lewis at 423-7383 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or see Brenda Henley in the Temple office.
bagged lunches for the iRC
Our volunteers will be making bagged lunches for the clients of the Interactive Resource Center (Greensboro's daycenter for the homeless) on Sunday morning, January 6 at 10 am and on Tuesday evening, January 15 at 5:30. To volunteer, call or email Lia Lewis at email@example.com or 423-7383.
ONe for the road
Bags containing non-perishable food & other necessities that can be kept in your car and given to people on the streets are now available for purchase in the Temple office during the week and during religious school on Sundays. A minimum donation of $3 per bag covers the cost of making them.
Our Solar panels
North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light recently published an article about Temple Emanuel's Solar Panels. Read it here.
If you're interested in being part of Teva's goal of environmental sustainability, contact chair Annette Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The out of the garden project
The Out of the Garden Project is a 501c(3) which provides food to students in need and their families at 31 Guilford County Schools. They are in need of the following items:
- canned chicken or tuna
- canned vegetables
- peanut butter
- granola/fruit/healthy bars
- snack items for children
Donations can be left in the blue food collection bin outside of the office.
Food Collection - Place food donations in the blue collection box outside of the office. Food is given to Greensboro Urban Ministry, WE Shelter, and the Out of the Garden Project.
Garden - Food from the corners of our fields goes to feed the hungry in Greensboro. Volunteers of
all ages can help plant, weed, water & harvest. Contact Scott McInnis at email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.
Mitzvah Crib - Donate your gently used books,
toys & childrens' clothes to local families in need.
Support Team - Sign up to help
acclimate a new refugee family. Training will be provided, and the
hours are flexible. (This is a non-financial commitment)
& Hope - Join us at First
Presbyterian on the third Thursday and fifth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 to
serve a hot meal to the hungry. RSVPs to Kevin Thurm at firstname.lastname@example.org are encouraged.
SPCA Sundays - Walk dogs, clean cages, and feed the animals with us at the SPCA. We meet once a month, usually, but not always, the 3rd Sunday. Contact Marcy Morris for details at email@example.com.
Tzedakah given to the Temple's Social Action Fund
supports these and other projects of the Social Action Committee. To make a donation, contact Brenda Henley at 292-7899 or mail a check to Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Road, Greensboro NC 27410 with "Social Action Fund" on the memo line.