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Yom Sheini, 30 Kislev 5775

Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee leads Temple Shalom’s commitment to “pursing justice and working together to create a better world” as it is central to who we are as individuals and as community,” (Union for Reform Judaism). Whether feeding the hungry, helping the disadvantaged or raising our communal voices against social or economic injustice; whether focused on community, state national or worldwide inequities. Our outreach efforts provide invaluable physical, emotional, intellectual, and ethical sustenance for all involved.  

This year, many of our Temple’s activities made a significant difference in the lives of families in our community. These included:

  • Super Storm Sandy disaster distribution center (Felicia Stoler, Jessica Sammut and Dana Battaglia)
  • Back Pack Buddies, weekend food for school children   (Helene Monat  and Lou Schoen)
  • High Holiday Food Drive helping to restock 3 local food banks   (Helene Monat)
  • Reading Buddies for school age children (Lou Schoen, Steve Altman, Myrna Kluger)
  • Gan Tikvah, our Garden of Hope, together with Temple Beth Ahm providing fresh vegetables  to  the Matawan United Methodist Church’s  food bank  (Lenore Robinson)
  • Mitzvah Day (Mike and Suzanne Silverman)
  • Martin Luther King Joint weekend services with the choirs from Temple Shalom and The New Light Baptist Church (Lenore Robinson and Lou Schoen)
  • Environment justice programs, with food and water works Alan Rubinstein)
  • Candidate Night (Lenore Robinson and Rita Carol)

This year, together with the Caring Committee, we are adding a panel discussion on Dying with Dignity  (Jackie Pinkowitz). We are also planning a Black History Month program in February (The Selma March – Now and Then).

Your participation is always welcome.  We encourage all temple members to reach out and share your ideas and passions with us. You are invited to attend any or all of the programs to make the world a better place for everyone.   

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