Social Action/Chevrah Tikkun
The Social Action Committee meets monthly on Sundays at 10:00 AM (Location TBA)
2018 - 2019 Meeting Dates
January 27, March 3, April 7, May 19
Visit with the Coachman Kids (March 3, 1-3 PM, May 19 1-3 PM)
Please join us for a fun afternoon when Larchmont Temple hosts kids form the Coachman Family Center in the Social Hall for lunch and fun activities. We will be hosting lunch, a walk to manor beach, a scavenger hunt in manor beach and pumpkin painting.
We will also sponsor a Halloween costume drive to donate costumes to send home to the kids. Set up for the event is from 12:15-1:00 and the kids arrive at 1:00 and stay until 3:00. Please come for as much time as you can spare.
Volunteers of all ages encouraged to come help. For more information or to sign up, please contact Vicki Ehrlich at email@example.com, Sari Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizing and leading activities for the kids from the Coachman could be a great Mitzvah Project! We will have other dates as well!
Midnight Run is a consortium of synagogues, churches and schools. Volunteers make lunches and soup that we bring in a caravan to the city to distribute to the homeless. We meet at 4:00 pm at Larchmont Avenue Church to sort clothes and toiletries. We return to the church at 8:30 pm to load the cars and drive to the city to go to pre-determined spots where we hand out the goods. We usually are back in Larchmont between 1:30 am and 2:00 am. Children of all ages can help make lunches at home and sort. Children 12 and older can go on the run with their parents. Teens 15 and older may go on the run without their parents as long as their parents consent. We are also looking for donations of new or gently used backpacks and sneakers. Contact Linda Riefberg - email@example.com. Organizing lunch preparation and donation of items, as well as participating in the Run, could be a great Mitzvah Project! We will have other dates as well!
Cook-In for Hope Soup Kitchen (January 27)
You do not have to know how to cook for this event. We will meet at Larchmont Temple to donate, prepare and cook food for about 250 folks who come to Hope Soup Kitchen on a regular basis to receive a wholesome meal. We will be preparing a complete meal from beginning to end. Please be on time, since we set up stations on arrival. Children always enjoy the cook-in, especially baking, accompanied by an adult.
If you cannot cook with us, you can bring your donation- cooked or raw - to the LT kitchen refrigerator with a HOPE LABEL on the package before 11:00 am Sunday. A google doc will be circulated in advance with donation items. We will be serving at HOPE Community Services at 50 Washington Ave, New Rochelle, NY. on Monday, December 19th at 4:30 PM. If you have a child 13 or older that would like to participate and is comfortable with the population, please feel free to bring him/her with you. For more information, please contact Deb Schleien at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are other opportunities at Hope Soup Kitchen for Mitzvah Projects, such as organizing a meal yourself or with a friend.
Pleasantville Cottages (February 10)
Share in snacks, play games and run activities with the children at the Pleasantville Cottage School in Pleasantville, a school for children with emotional or learning disabilities ages 12-19. This is a great opportunity for kids 12 and up and adults. Meet at 12:45 pm at Larchmont Temple and drive together. Stay for about 2 hours. Contact email@example.com or Lisashu50@gmail.com. There are great opportunities for Mitzvah Projects at Pleasantville Cottages, such as “adopting” a bunk and providing birthday gifts or other items for the residents.
Social Action Coat Drive (November 16- December 16)
Please give you gently used men, women and children's coats, hats, gloves and scarves to the coat drive. Starting Friday November 16 though Sunday December 16, coats can go on the rack opposite the Grant Conference Center downstairs. The coats are donated to Midnight Run, the Coachman Family Shelter, My Sister's Place and the Sharing Shelf. Any questions, please contact Vicky Stein at: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MISSION OF THE SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE:
1. To promote hands-on participation in events that contribute to charitable causes and community.
2. To contribute financially to a variety of charitable organizations, funds for which will be derived from the “Social Action Tzedakah Fund.”
3. To promote social advocacy at all levels of government and community.
If you have a desire to help make the world (and especially our community) a better place, please consider participating in the SAC to help us make this happen. We meet once each month to discuss a variety of projects and events that we organize for this cause, and would love your input. You can also help us decide where to donate money from the temple’s social action Tzedakah fund. SAC members incur no financial commitment….just a desire to help repair the world. Come to our next meeting, or simply volunteer at one of our many programs. We welcome your help and input. Contact: SAC@larchmonttemple.org.