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Upcoming Social Action Events:

 

Emerald Nacklace Conservancy Park Clean-Up

This spring, help our climate action team partner with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy for park clean-ups. Join Rabbi Schaefer on Sunday, June 6, from 8:00 am - 2:00pm, at Franklin Park’s Shattuck Picnic Grove. Register here; RSVP to socialaction@ohabei.org so we know to expect you!

 


Film Discussion: 13th

On Tuesday, May 11, at 7 pm, join the Social Action Committee’s racial justice group for a discussion of the documentary 13th. The film (available on YouTube), by award-winning director Ava DuVernay, explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Please plan to watch the film before our May 11 discussion. 


Save the dates and email socialaction@ohabei.org for details:

Sunday, May 23 - volunteer opportunity at JF&CS Family Table

Sunday, June 6 - volunteer opportunity with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy

18 Actions for Social Justice

Deeds of loving-kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. 
-Jerusalem Talmud, Peah 1:1

The Social Action Committee at Temple Ohabei Shalom works for tikkun olam, community engagement, and social justice through advocacy, volunteering, and direct service. Our ongoing initiatives include our GBIO partnership and volunteer opportunities for service within and outside of our congregation. All TOS, ARS, and TCEE members and families are welcome to participate in current initiatives, or suggest new opportunities and paths of action for our community. The Social Action Committee meets roughly once a month.
The Social Action Committee Board: Lori Berry, Shoma Dhar, Robin LeWinter and Jessica Ullian.

If you have specific questions, you can contact our Social Action committee at socialaction@ohabei.org. 

Social Action at TOS

Committees and Schools

Many of our members and students are involved in Social Action projects through committees and projects. Get in touch with our committee chairs to find out more.

Family Table

Throughout the year, we collect and distribute canned tuna or salmon and whole grain cereal in support of Jewish Family and Children’s Project. 

High Holy Days Food Drive 

Every year, we support the Brookline Food Pantry, Grow Clinic and Family Table by running a food drive during the High Holy Day season.

Holiday Toy Drive

We support The Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center serving malnourished and at risk children.

Brookline Literacy Partnership

Born out of a TOS Mitzvah Project, our very own Sarah Plovnick founded the Brookline Literacy Partnership which has collected over 4,000 books to build a library at the Emerson School.

Annual Mitzvah Day

Temple Ohabei Shalom’s commitment to making a difference in our local community is never more evident than on Mitzvah Day when members of all ages participate in activities that support our local and wide-spread community. 

Access the TOS Social Action Members Only Page

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 Members gather for 2012 Annual Mitzvah Day.
Pride Parade

 

Wed, June 16 2021 6 Tammuz 5781