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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!

Naomi Mirowitz, Social Action Chair

Volunteer Organization Spotlight

Animal Welfare Association

Animal Welfare Association (AWA) is an animal welfare organization that operates the oldest and largest low-cost spay/neuter clinic, adoption center and no-kill animal shelter in South Jersey. Located in Voorhees and founded in 1948, its mission is to eliminate animal suffering, promote the importance of the human-animal bond and improve the role of animals in the well-being of people.  AWA relies solely on local support to fund innovative programs including adoptions, veterinary services, pet therapy, trap-neuter-return and humane education. In 2020, 1,504 dogs, cats and bunnies went into new loving homes through the support of the community.  Additionally, the Pet Clinic provided over 2,500 spays/neuters surgeries and much more.

The TBS Men's Club has chosen to support the AWA as part of its hesed project for its annual Steak & Scotch event on September 23rd. They are collecting items to be donated and are asking for Men's Club members to consider making a donation. Representatives from AWA will be at their event to promote the organization. The TBS Social Action Committee would like to help support Men's Club and AWA by asking all congregants to support AWA. The organization is always looking for donations such as:

  • Towels
  • Flat Sheets
  • Light Weight Blankets
  • Dry Dog / Cat Food
  • Wet Dog / Cat Food
  • Non-Clumping Clay Cat Litter

Donations can be dropped off at TBS. More information can be found at the AWA website.

Upcoming Events

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.

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!

Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782