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Helping Hands The social action task force of Temple Shaaray Tefila TIKKUN OLAM Healing the World with Our Hands 20142015 Initiatives For information on any of these projects, please contact us at

Helping Handbook Who are we Helping Hands is the oversight committee that provides assistance in developing and carrying out social action programs throughout the Temple Shaaray Tefila Community. Thi

Helping Handbook A Summary of Projects already completed this year Yom Kippur Food Drive Temple families filled grocery bags with canned goods which go to the Community Center of Northern Westchester

Helping Handbook Our congregation partnered with to bring an exciting and unique opportunity to help save lives. A donor recruitment drive was held on Rosh Hashanah morning at Caramoor and at the Te

Helping Handbook The Brotherhood, under the leadership of Jack Zitomer coordinated its fall Blood drive on October 26th. Once again the drive was extremely successful we collec

Helping Handbook Opportunities to participate in Social Action Events A Summary of Scheduled Upcoming events called the Emergency Shelter Partnership, provides emergency shelter for the five coldest

Helping Handbook Thanksgiving Interfaith Service TST and the Bedford Presbyterian Church along with clergy from several congregations in Northern Westchester conduct a beautiful interfaith service c

Helping Handbook Under the leadership of our ECC Director, Debra Frankel, the ECC initiative Community Connections will be making pies for Thanksgiving to donate to Neighbors Lin

Helping Handbook ECC Tu BShevat celebration January Recycled paper making in celebration of Tu BShevat. Our students will make recycled peat pots for use in our garden at the ECC and will learn abou

Helping Handbook ECC Pajama Drive Week of February 23 Children donate new pjs to children who need pajamas, wear their pjs to school and will have a schoolwide pajama party with breakfast and a sing

Helping Handbook ECC Gardening project MarchAprilMay The ECC students will garden and gear up for Mitzvah Market. We will plant our seeds for our garden inside, take care of them, transfer the seedl

Helping Handbook TST and the congregation of the Antioch Baptist Church with their inspirational choir hold an interfaith service paying tribute to Dr. King. Date TBA. Celebrating Martin Luther King

Helping Handbook AHome Additional Social Action opportunities For 25 years AHOME has been a cost effective, local solution to the national crisis in affordable housing. AHome rehabilitates, builds

Helping Handbook The Community Center, Katonah Since the Community Center first opened its doors in 1992, it has been providing food and clothing to its clients. Today the food pantry remains at the

Helping Handbook Hopes Door Shelter for Women of Domestic Violence. The Temple conducts drives for this organization during holidays. Martha Kohn is our liaison. She also brings

Helping Handbook My Second Home My Second Home, established in 1998 by Family Services of Westchester, offers a refreshing and innovative intergenerational approach to adult day services, and is an

Helping Handbook Sunrise Day Camp The first and only full summer day camp in the world for children with cancer and their siblings. This program began on Long Island in 2006 and then a second camp o

Helping Handbook Helping Handbook KINDERGARTEN, 1st and 2nd GRADES Religious School Social Action programming AdoptADog AdoptADogs mission is to find safe, permanent and loving homes for companion

Helping Handbook 3rd GRADE Environmental program with Rabbi Jason. The class will discuss new green initiatives which are being undertaken at the Synagogue, and ways to help the environment in our c

Helping Handbook Helping Handbook Yom Kippur Food Drive BNai Mitzvah programming Every Bar and Bat Mitzvah student takes on an independent Social Action project in addition to participating in a gro

Helping Handbook 515 Sandwich Brigades Meeting in the Jewish Heritage Center from 530 600 right before Monday night pizza, volunteers will make sandwiches to be donated to Neighbors Link the next d

Helping Handbook Neighbors Link MITZVAH THURSDAYS One Thursday a month the students have new and exciting mitzvah project opportunities for our students. Assistant Bnai Mitzvah Coordinator, Alli Wes

Helping Handbook Friends of Karen INDEPENDENT PROJECT SUGGESTIONS Bikur Cholim Visiting the Sick Blythedale Childrens Hospital Students can volunteer for weekly visits. Sessions would include playi

Helping Handbook Chidur Pnei Zaken Honoring the Elderly Dorot Students and their families share the joy and warmth of the holidays with an elder in a meaningful way, by delivering a package of tra

Helping Handbook Special Olympics Opportunity to assist with single day sporting events keeping score, basketball skills, floor hockey, and seasonal events such as volleyball. All students must have

Helping Handbook Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester Very responsible and committed volunteers are needed to work with preschool or school age children during weekday afternoons. Volunteers

Helping Handbook Pikuach Nefesh Saving a Life My Sisters Place My Sisters Place is a cuttingedge leader and resource in the field of antiviolence programming, advocacy, shelter and legal services fo

Helping Handbook Agahozo Shalom Youth Village Working alongside Yemin Orde, ASYV involves children that have had a traumatic past that they need to repair in order for them to live in the present an

Helping Handbook Hebrew Union College Soup Kitchen Every Monday evening, in every season, the studentrun HUC Soup Kitchen welcome over 200 homeless and hungry guests for a nutritious meal. Evenings

Helping Handbook Tzaa r Baa lei Chayim Being Kind to Animals SPCA of Westchester Because of insurance reasons, volunteers under 18 are not allowed to work directly with the animals. However, there a

Helping Handbook DESIGNATED CHARITIES FOR RECEIPT OF FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT SERVICE TZEDAHAH DONATIONS Spring Initiatives Mitzvah Walk Since the budget for Helping Hands has been reduced substantiall

The social action task force of Temple Shaaray Tefila Helping Hands For information on any of these projects, please contact us at