We are committed to Tikkun Olam, the repair of our world. Help make our community a better place! Our award-winning Social Action Committee runs projects throughout the year that further this mission. Join us for a day or every week…anything you can do makes a big difference!
2016-17 Social Action Drives & Events
Please contact Social Action Chair Hedy Cardozo
if you are interested in any of the events below.
High Holy Day Food Drive: October
Coats for Hope: October
Midnight Run with Hineini
Sunday, October 9
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Team Emanu-El
Sunday, October 16
Community Meal at St. Thomas Church
Saturday, November 12
Have A Heart Toy Drive: December
Christmas Celebration at HOPE House
Sunday, December 25
Food Pantry Cereal Drive: January
Afya with the Youth Group
Monday, January 16
Neighbor To Neighbor Pantry
Saturday, January 21
Youth Group Fundraiser
Saturday, January 21
Kids’ Kloset Diaper and Underwear Collection: March
Brunch Run with Hineini
Sunday, April 30
Afya Collection: April
DOROT Passover Package Delivery
Sunday, April 2
Mitzvah Day: Day of Learning and Doing
ONGOING SOCIAL ACTION
Through personal contact with seniors, our volunteers help deliver vital services to the frail elderly and forge loving bonds between the generations. In the process, they reap a rich harvest of friendship, wisdom, and mutual appreciation. DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. We serve the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. Our work provides an effective model for others.
To sign up, contact Emily Cohen.
Teach English as a Second Language
With all the opportunities to learn at Emanu-El, we also take time to teach. Volunteers from our congregation teach English as a Second Language to the immigrant community in Port Chester at the Don Bosco Center. This wonderful opportunity to share our love of learning with others takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00am. For more information or to volunteer email email@example.com.