Monthly Update

social action logo September Note:

Please join us in any of our activities to help make this world a better place.

NEXT MEETING will be Monday, October 8th at 1:30 PM at Or Chadash.

Thanks
Thanks to Lorie Wolf and her children for running the Project Isaiah bag distribution and collection over the Holidays.

Upcoming Activities
Pima County Interfaith Council: Please join the Accountability Session scheduled
for Sunday, September 30, at 3 PM at St Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N Camino Pio
Décimo, Tucson. Election candidates will answer questions in a panel format and
ballot issues will be discussed.

Casa Alitas is a short-term shelter for families who have been legally cleared by
ICE to seek a hearing for refugee status. Families spend a few days then move on
to stay with family or friends around the USA. Join your fellow OC members to
learn more about these families and how you can help at an Informational Evening,
Tuesday, October 2nd,7:00pm at Or Chadash, Community Room. The panel includes Rabbi
Louchheim, a representative from Casa Alitas, immigration attorney and Or Chadash
member Lynn Marcus, and a representative from ICE.

Vote, Vote, Vote! Well, just once each! Social Justice and Action Committee members
Nancy and Neil Norton and Janet Belkin are working actively on getting out the vote
with the League of Women Voters. Drivers are needed to get people to the polls in
November. Please contact Janet at jebelkin@aol.com [mailto:jebelkin@aol.com] if
you can help for any amount of time.

Caridad Kitchen Thursday, December 6th, 12-4pm. Our last volunteer visit was a
success, so we are continuing our efforts to help prepare meals for the needy.
Put it on your calendar and contact Gary Becker at garybecker0318@gmail.com [mailto:garybecker0318@gmail.com]
to volunteer.

Ongoing Activities (Just Some of Many!)
Wright Elementary School: Marc Sbar, Andi Elkins, and Emlyn Fletcher are actively
involved in tutoring, collecting supplies, and other support for this very special
school that serves a diverse population in Tucson. The school warmly welcomes all
help, including weekend gardening, painting and building. To participate, please
contact Marc Sbar at marc-sbar@comcast.net [mailto:marc-sbar@comcast.net].

Primavera Men’s Shelter: We need one more volunteer to deliver the food we prepare
to the shelter once a month on the second Saturday. Please contact Andi Elkins at
andelk1945@gmail.com [mailto:andelk1945@gmail.com] to volunteer.

To Get More Involved with Social Justice and Action
We meet on the second Monday of each month. We shall especially review the new engagement with
Casa Alitas and refugee issues. Just come as you are — no appointment necessary!
If you are not a “meeting person,” you can still join any of our activities. For
more information and to share your ideas, contact Marc Sbar, Chair
(marc-sbar@comcast.net [mailto:marc-sbar@comcast.net]