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). Find out about our 'Cook for a Friend' program here. Thanks for your interest and we hope to see you at these great events throughout the year!

Michele Levine, Social Action Chair

2017 Upcoming Events

Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 25, May 16, June 13, 6:30-8:30 pm -- Cook for a Friend

February 12, 10:45 am-12 pm -- Need service credits? Looking for a way to give back to the community? Interested in spending time with friends? Join us as we assemble meals for New Visions Day Shelter. New Visions is a day service center that provides shelter and warmth to Camden's homeless community. The shelter provides breakfast, lunch, shower facilities, laundry facilities, a food pantry, a clothing closet, mail services, and assistance to guests in their employment search. Click here to learn more about New Visions. 7th and 8th graders are welcome before Religious School, and 9th and 10th graders can attend when their Religious School session is over. We are looking forward to a fun and rewarding morning! For more information, please contact Michele Levine.

March 5-19 -- Community-Wide Purim Food Drive

March 19 -- Ronald McDonald House Breakfast

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
(http://www.state.nj.us/helpoutnj/reasons.html)

 

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!