Social Action

September 
High Holiday Food Drive

October
Car Wash to benefit Schneider Children’s Hospital of Israel

November
Thanksgiving Food Baskets

December
Holiday Toy Drive, Children’s Hospital Song and Gift Visits

Jan/Feb
Winter Contest to benefit Supplies for Success

March
Green Shabbat Service with JNF

April
Pesach Food Basket Packing

May
Green Clean Project for The Nature Conservancy

June
To Be Announced…

WHAT DOES SOCIAL ACTION DO?

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Emergency Coat Drive from now until December 1 Winter is coming!!
Winter can be hard enough when you’re appropriately dressed — imagine not having a warm coat…Please bring your gently used adult and children’s coats and jackets to the collection box in Temple Judea’s lobby between now and December 1. Senator Craig Johnson and Assemblyman Chuck Lavine are spearheading this drive and have emphasized the great need for the upcoming winter. Last year we had a wonderful response from our congregants and we know that this year will be the same. We are sponsoring this drive in conjunction with our membership in TANS (Tikkun Alliance of the North Shore), a social action organization of area synagogues and the Sid Jacobson JCC.Adopt-A-Family 
Temple Judea has adopted a new family! Our new Jewish family lives in Minneola and has three children with special needs. Our other family — also Jewish — is comprised of a seriously ill mom, an unemployed dad and two children. Both families truly need and appreciate our help. We have a team of super shoppers for our two Adopt-A-Families and we are scheduling a Shoppers Appreciation Breakfast on October 25 at 9:30AM to thank them for all they do.

Thanksgiving Project 
Each year, Temple Judea provides the “fixings” (side dishes — no turkeys) for Thanksgiving for needy families in the community. We shop for food with the Great Neck Manhasset Economic Opportunity Council which distributes the food to local families.

Toy Drive 
Chanukah is eight nights — ask your child to give up one night of toys to donate a gift for a local child in need. What a meaningful mitzvah! Unwrapped toys for children of all ages will be collected in the religious school office from November 30-December 13. They are distributed by our talented group of singers who bring songs, gifts and cupcakes to sick and needy children in our area.

Community Campaign Against Hunger on Long Island — January 8-10 
Watch your e-mails and flyers for details about this exciting weekend, co-sponsored with Adult Education.

Birthday in a Box 
Temple Judea will be part of an exciting project sponsored by TANS. Each month a synagogue will work with local shelters to deliver a birthday party, complete with cake and goody bags, for children in the shelter. Temple Judea has the month of March — and we will be putting together a party for children born in that month. We welcome participation from families and children in our congregation.

Passover Baskets 
Each year our committee prepares beautifully wrapped baskets of Passover foods to be delivered to housebound, elderly and needy recipients around Long Island.

Food Drive 
The annual High Holy Day Food Drivewas a huge success, thanks to the generosity of our congregants. The van from the INN (Interfaith Nutritional network) was filled to the brim after morning services on Yom Kippur, and had to make a second trip for children’s and afternoon services. The non-perishable foods donated were desperately needed and appreciated by food pantries and shelters around Long Island.

Car Wash for Israel 
On October 4 we co-sponsored a Car Wash for Israel. Religious school sixth graders enthusiastically hosed, scrubbed and dried congregants’ cars and raised $250.00. The funds will be donated to the Jewish National Fund for the ongoing support of the new indoor playground in Sderot, Israel, an area that has been shelled by rockets from Lebanon. The Car Wash was truly an event of our children helping Israel’s children! We are grateful for the support of Brotherhood and the Israel Committee.

Each year, Temple Judea provides the “fixings” (side dishes — no turkeys) for Thanksgiving for needy families in the community. We shop for food with the Great Neck Manhasset Economic Opportunity Council which distributes the food to local families. There’s always more to come! Feel good by doing good!! Come to our next meeting on November 10 at 8PM. Bring your friends! Bring your ideas! For further information, please Contact Carole Saccullo via E-mail: csacc@optonline.net or call the Temple office.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Spencer Herman (516) 625-9464
Rita Marcus (516) 883-8548
Carole Saccullo (516) 869-6026
Alicia Munves (516) 627-5998
Helen Weinstein (516) 621-1882
Stacey Roberts Needleman (718) 423-1330