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Gemilut Chasadim - Loving Kindness

About sac - social action committee

Mitzvah Day garden projectThe Jewish value of gemilut chasadim (loving kindness) is a driving force behind the important work of our Social Action Committee (SAC), which coordinates many programs. Find out more on the program pages below or by checking our calendar for upcoming events, and watch for promotions about each approaching event. Email us for more information or to join the committee!

Overview of Programs

  • Backpack DriveDonate backpacks and essential school supplies like binders, notebooks, pencils, and more which are organized in bundles and given to foster children in the community.
  • Food DriveDonate food, which we collect and give to Second Harvest Food Bank during the High Holy Days and a few other times throughout the year.
  • Blood Drive: Give blood multiple times throughout the year with our on-site blood donation events, which help provide this critical resource to healthcare providers.
  • Mitzvah Day: Give time and effort on this major community service day with hundreds of participating members and youth from our congregation engaging in a multitude of service opportunities.
  • Healthy Living Fair: Provide medical expertise and language expertise (especially in Spanish) during this important annual event serving underserved members of the community with general, dental, optical, and other health screenings and on-site care. 
  • Project Cornerstone: Connecting interested volunteers with this program to read with elementary school classrooms in underserved local schools.

Funding

In 2018, the Esther Young Wedner Fund for Social Justice was established through a generous grant to support all activities under the social justice umbrella.

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