Social Action at Temple Ohabei Shalom
News and Events: March 2020
Join us for this month’s actions for tikkun olam and social change in Greater Boston!
This month TOS joins congregations around the country in celebrating the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Refugee Shabbat! Here’s how you can participate:
We are also selling bracelets made by women in a Syrian Refugee Women’s Cooperative in Turkey. These colorful beaded bracelets are $10 each and all proceeds go back to the cooperative. For more info, contact Shoma Dhar.
Volunteer Opportunity: Voter Registration for New Citizens
MIRA, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, leads voter registration drives directly after naturalization ceremonies on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-2:30 in the area between Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. It is fun and inspiring to help brand new citizens sign up to be able to vote. For more information about this and other volunteer opportunities with MIRA, go to https://live-mira-coalition.pantheonsite.io/get-involved/volunteer/ or e-mail Lori Berry.
Volunteer Opportunity: Assistance for Immigrants and Families in Detention
BIJAN/Beyond, the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network, provides accompaniment and assistance for individuals and families in ICE detention. This can include providing transport to families visiting loved ones, letters of support, or logistical assistance with paperwork. For more information about volunteer opportunities with BIJAN/Beyond, go to https://beyondbondboston.org
Other events: Please look at the list below and contact the sponsor to learn more.
Date and Time
|Housing Justice in Brookline||Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 pm||Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Brookline Ave, Brookline||TOS, TBZ, TI, Sinai, Brookline for Everyone|
|Jewish Community Event to Support the Chinese Community: Speakers from the Brookline Asian American Family Network||Wednesday, March 11, 2020
|Sichuan Gourmet, 1006 Beacon Street, Brookline||Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action; $18 tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jewish-community-event-to-support-the-chinese-community-tickets-97838628973|
|Meet Your State Rep: Talk About Health Care: with Nika Elugardo, Boston and Brookline||Thursday, March 12, 7 pm||Nehar Shalom, 43 Lochstead Ave., Jamaica Plain||Greater Boston Interfaith Organization|
|Townwide Forum on Housing Affordability in Brookline||Sunday, March 29, 1 pm||TBD||Commission for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations (CDICR), the Housing Advisory Board (HAB)|
|Walk for Hunger||Sunday, May 3, 9 am||Park Street, Boston||TOS Social Action|
TOS Social Action Committee
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