The Social Justice & Action Committee’s work supports the Jewish tenets of Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Gemilut Chasidim (Acts of Lovingkindness) and fills the soul with a warm feeling.
Because of covid19 many of our direct contact activities have temporarily been curtailed.
Here are some of the things we do.
PRIMAVERA – The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. We prepare monthly lunches at Or Chadash and deliver them to those in the daily work program.
PROJECT ISAIAH FOOD DRIVE – Our Congregation partners with the Jewish Community to collect food and money during the High Holidays by being part of a Jewish Federation food drive that coordinates with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
JOHN B. WRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Our volunteers work directly with students both in class and with the after school remedial program in this Title 1 school. This program has the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of these students. We do a drive for school supplies in the fall and student books in the spring.
SISTER JOSE WOMEN’S CENTER – They help homeless women in Tucson by providing food for those that are still on the street as well as personal facilities and support. They are currently working to enlarge their space to help more women.
POZ CAFÉ of TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) – The Congregation participates in the POZ Café which provides a luncheon for HIV/AIDS positive individuals one time a year and collects material throughout the year,
CARIDAD KITCHEN of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona – Assemble meals cooked by the trainee chefs that will be frozen and delivered to the hungry and homeless in our community. We volunteer several times a year.
CASA ALITAS of Catholic Community Services – This program supports asylum seekers who are delivered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a few days as they prepare to travel to their sponsors. Congregation members volunteer to provide medical and other assistance directly to these people and we collect material they need to continue on their journey.
VOTER SERVICES – Democracy works best when as many people as possible are engaged. This is a nonpartisan effort to focus on Voter Registration and Get Out the Vote in low voter turnout areas. In addition, we would provide a nonpartisan view of propositions and information about candidates.
There’s more…join us to find out about other projects. Contact Marc Sbar at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer your questions or give you more information.