Social Action

Please consider helping others through one of TBS's Social Action projects. There is something for everyone, and if you do not see what you are looking for, please let us know -- perhaps your idea can be added to one of our projects or on Mitzvah Day. The Social Action Committee is actively involved in coordinating the efforts of TBS' multifaceted activities and fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Thanks for your interest and we hope to see you at these great events throughout the year!

Michele Levine, Social Action Chair

2018-19 Upcoming Events

Oct. 16, Dec. 18, Feb. 19, March 19, April 30, May 21, and June 18, 6:30-8:30 pm -- Cook for a Friend - This program provides complete meals for those in need in the South Jersey area. More than 1,200 kosher meals are delivered annually to the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Southern New Jersey and distributed through their network of food pantries.

October 25Capitol Steps - Hesed (Kindness) project - Together with the Jewish War Veterans, we are collecting supplies for senior and homeless veterans at the Vineland Veterans Home and Veterans Haven. Kindly bring in new sweatpants, white undershirts, suspenders, tissues, body wash, lotion and spray, aftershave and cologne, handkerchiefs, hairbrushes, small digital radios, DVD players, iPods, robes, and pajamas. For more information, please visit their website.

January 20-21 -- Community Mitzvah Days

HIAS Pennsylvania has a few urgent needs. Thank you so much for your support!

Twin Beds -- HIAS PA is seeking twin beds for incoming refugee families! Please note that we are looking for twin beds ONLY. We are not looking for any other furniture and we are not looking for other bed sizes. We are looking ONLY for twin beds that have all parts: a mattress, a frame, and a box spring. We are looking for beds that are relatively new, in good condition, and from a bug-free home. If you have have twin beds that fit this criteria, you can email to speak with HIAS PA about arranging pickup.

Winter and Baby Items -- HIAS PA is looking for items to support newly arriving folks during these cold days, especially winter hats, plus items for our new babies, especially baby wipes and pacifiers. We have added these items to our Target Registry.

Social Action Fund Contributions

When making a contribution to TBS in honor or in memory of someone, or for a speedy recovery or yahrzeit, please remember that there is a Social Action Fund whose monies help defray the cost of these projects. For example, just $10 can provide two full meals to the JFCS Food Pantry clients, and Cook for a Friend hopes to make 1,300 meals over the course of this year. Consider making a donation just to help our work!















Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer


10. Challenge and Success - You can challenge yourself and others to make a difference in your school and community. The best way to experience success is by overcoming a challenge. Let your creativity shine through and discover how to find solutions to a million problems.

9. Take Action and Make an Impact - It Beats Being a Couch Potato. Get out of the house and learn about your own skills and talents without someone telling you. You have a voice and it needs to be heard, but if you sit on the sidelines nobody will listen to you.

8. Leadership - You can gain leadership skills and be the boss of your own community service project. Build a sense of responsibility.

7. Experience - Community service looks great on college applications and resumes - get "real world" experiences

6. Guilt - hey, is there anything wrong with a little soul cleansing. Besides, if you don't do it, who will?

5. IT'S FUN!!

4. Friends - Meet new and interesting people. Who knows who you might meet?

3. Adventure - go to new places, learn and do different things

2. Get Out of School - service projects make excellent field trips

1. IT'S FREE !! - new roller blades are over $100, video games are $50, a CD is $15, and movies are $9. Volunteer and you can have a great time for free!