Redeeming the World
Join the Newton SERVES / Temple Emanuel Teams
Sunday, April 28, noon - 3:30
We are forming Temple Emanuel teams to work together on indoor and outdoor projects as part of Newton SERVES, including Centre Street Food Pantry, Mason Rice Garden, and New Art Centre.
Project Manna Concert - April 24, 2013
Communities of Faith Working Together
Enjoy a fabulous concert as we come together in joyful song for an important cause. Proceeds to benefit the Mass Ave. Baptist Church Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen.
Project Bread's 45th Walk for Hunger
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Why support the Walk? Because too many Massachusetts families are forced to go without food in order to pay rent, utilities, and medical bills. Hunger is not just an urban problem: it exists in nearly every community and affects more than 750,000 people in Massachusetts, including the most vulnerable - children, the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed. Last year Project Bread funded more than 430 emergency food programs in 135 communities, which served 61 million meals statewide.
Temple Emanuel has always contributed generously to my Walk and the Walks of many others. This year, we offer an alternative: come and march together! A group from Emanuel (adults, with or without children - children should not go unaccompanied) will meet at the Public Garden, the starting point of the Walk, at 8 am that morning. We will walk together as long as we keep the same pace; otherwise, we will break into smaller groups who will either attempt the entire 20 miles, or stop after 7.5 miles in Newton Centre (or anywhere before or after). Those interested in participating but not in rising early can meet up with early Walkers at the corner of Ward and Centre Street 10 - 10:30 am (mobile phones will let us track and connect with each other).
If you're interested in joining this awesome event - or just learning more about it - visit projectbread.org and go to the Temple Emanuel - Newton page (and tell Howie Zaharoff, at 617-332-2895). If you plan to Walk, but do not want to coordinate with Emanuel Walkers, consider adding your name to the Emanuel team - you can Walk when and with anyone you want, but Emanuel gets credited with your contributions!
If you'd like to contribute without Walking, feel free to donate to any Emanuel Walker listed: you'll feel good (if not great) and Emanuel will get the credit.
ANNUAL COAT DRIVE!
Temple Emanuel's Annual Coat Drive to benefit Bristol Lodge in Waltham will be held Sunday, January 6, from 8:45 - 11:30am. Items to donate include New or Gently Used Winter Coats, Hats, Scarves, and Gloves for men, women, and children.
In addition, we will be collecting New or Gently Used Blankets, Gloves, and New Socks for our Project Manna partner, the Mass. Avenue Baptist Church. The Church has contacted us with an urgent request for blankets and socks for the people who come to their twice-weekly soup kitchen.
Cars with signs marked "Coat Drive" will be parked on Ward Street near the Reisman Hall entrance to our synagogue to accept donations. So please - go through your closets and your kids' closets and put aside New or Gently Used Coats, Warm Clothing, Blankets and New Socks to contribute to these worthy causes! You can make a huge difference to others living in very difficult circumstances.
All donations are tax deductible
We want to become the "grace shul," a community in which we visit the sick, comfort the bereaved, and provide hospitality to the visitor. In addition, our Social Action agenda summons us to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless, and Hillel's Call to Action, another initiative, focuses on health care, the environment, the elderly, and the education of our youth. Together, we can radiate grace into our world.
Temple Emanuel volunteers at JF&CS Family Table on July 17, 2011
Helping Families in Need
Our community has pledged to provide 40 boxes of kosher, whole grain crackers and 65 cans of beans per month to JF&CS Family Table, the largest kosher food pantry in New England. Please help us meet our commitment by putting these items on your grocery list and placing them in the collection bin located outside the Religious School office.
Interested in doing more?
On Sunday morning, February 3rd, Temple Emanuel will send a delegation of volunteers to help pack and deliver groceries. To volunteer on February 3rd, or to learn more about how you can help out with a variety of limited, but important tasks,
please contact Ellen Jawitz.