Social Action
Mitzvah Morning 2015
Social Action


The goal of Social Action/Tikkun Olam Committee (SAC/TO), 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/TO or through another committee, constituency group, or religious school.  You do not need to join SAC/TO to volunteer for activities. Our goal is to be a conduit for providing meaningful opportunities and experiences for Temple members and friends.

Tikkun 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 currently leads the congregation in pursuit of an environmental certification from the interfaith coalition, GreenFaith that 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:

  • Turkey and Trimmings Drive:  Monday, November 23-Tuesday, 24, 2015
  • Martin Luther King Day of Service: Monday, January 18, 2016
  • Women's Interfaith Dinner and Program:  Wednesday, January 20, 2016
  • Mitzvah Morning with Bridges Run:  Sunday, March 13, 2016
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) Hosting: Off-site at JCC Metrowest, West Orange December 13-20, 2016 AND On-site June 12-19, 2016   
  • Green Team/Environmental Awareness: On-Going
  • Big Brother/Big Sister Partnership: On-going
  • Social Justice Awareness and Campaigns (such as Gun Safety and Human Trafficking):  On-going

Lisa Reisboard, Chair

Save the Date:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6:30 PM

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
22nd Annual Women’s  Interfaith Forum and Dinner

Co-sponsored by Sisterhood and the Social Action Committee

Topic to be determined