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

2017-18 Upcoming Events

Oct. 17, Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 13, April 17, May 15, and June 12, 6:30-8:30 pm -- Cook for a Friend

October 15 at 9:30 am - The Social Action Committee and Men's Club are joining forces to help clean up the Jewish section of the New Camden Cemetery. All are invited to take part in this mitzvah! We will be meeting at the corner of Ferry and Mt. Ephraim Avenues in Camden. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to enjoy spending time with friends while doing something for the Jewish community they can feel good about. RSVP to Michele Levine. Please bring gardening gloves.

November 8 - December 3 - Give a gift to a member of our community who would be without a holiday gift this Hanukkah season. Details here.

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!