Thank you to everyone who attended “The Climate Crisis: What’s Our Role in 2020?” This month’s opportunities include Tikkun Olam Tuesday, a visit to Family Table, and voter registration for new citizens.
Do you have a volunteering or social justice event you’d like Temple Ohabei Shalom to support?
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Tuesday, February 4, 7 pm: Ask Your State Rep About Affordable Health Care
Currently, GBIO is organizing In-District Healthcare Reform Meetings with State Reps across Greater Boston. Come to a meeting in your neighborhood to learn more and make your presence felt with your legislator!
If you live in Brookline, the meeting with Representative Tommy Vitolo will be Tuesday, February 4, at 7 pm at Temple Beth Zion. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP with Lori Berry email@example.com or Donna Rubenoff firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 11, 4-7 pm: Tikkun Olam Tuesday
Join Rabbi Schaefer and TOS members for Tikkun Olam Tuesday, where we work together as a community to help local organizations in need. Come during the event to make cards for Hebrew Senior Life and dog toys for the ASPCA, manage our coin drive for tzedakah, or cook for Kayla’s Caring Community — or sign up for set-up, clean-up, or to deliver the items later in the week. Sign up online.
Please note: Tikkun Olam Tuesday is the deadline to register for our visit to Family Table on February 23.
Sunday, February 23, 9:30 am: Food Delivery for JCFS Family Table
Did you know that recent federal cuts to the SNAP/food stamps program will reduce benefits for 700,000 people nationwide? Family Table, a program of Jewish Family and Children Services, provides nutritious food to families in the greater Boston area who are in need. Come help prepare and deliver bags of groceries on Sunday February 23. Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 11 (all forms available at Tikkun Olam Tuesday). Please contact Shoma Dhar for details and to sign up.
Thursday, February 27, 12:45 pm: Register New Citizens to VOTE
MIRA, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugree Advocacy Coalition, leads voter registration drives directly after naturalization ceremonies throughout the state of Massachusetts, often at Faneuil Hall or other landmarks in the Greater Boston Area. A group from TOS is volunteering on Thursday, February 27, from 1:30–2:30 pm. Please let Lori Berry know if you’ll be joining her.
Other events: Please look at the list below and e-mail the designated contact to learn more.
Date and Time
|Meet Your State Rep: Talk About Health Care: with Kevin Honan, Boston, Michael Moran, Boston and Brookline, and Tommy Vitolo, Brookline||Tuesday, February 4, 7 pm||Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St, Brookline||TOS & Greater Boston Interfaith Organization|
|Workshop: How (and Why) to Run for Local Office||Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:30 – 9 pm||Select Board Room, Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington St., Brookline MA||League of Women Voters Brookline|
|Tikkun Olam Tuesday at Temple Ohabei Shalom||Tuesday, February 11, 4:30-7 pm||TOS||TOS, TCEE, ARS|
|TOS visit to JF&CS Family Table||Sunday, February 23, 9:30 am||Family Table, 1430 Main St., Waltham||TOS Social Action (Shoma Dhar)|
|New Citizen Voter Registration||Thursday, February 27, 12:45 pm||Meet at TOS; take the T to Faneuil Hall||TOS Social Action (Lori Berry)|
|Jewish Climate Action Network Meeting||Thursday, February 27, 7-9 pm||Congregation Beth El, 105 Hudson Road, Sudbury||JCAN (Judy Mabel)|
TOS Social Action Committee
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