Social Action

If I am for myself alone, what am I? – Hillel

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
May 7



DOROT Westchester
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

Monday, May 29 2017 4 Sivan 5777