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Social Action

Social Action Opportunities
& Ongoing Projects

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!


Upcoming Intergenerational Events

DOROT Passover Package Delivery 
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:00am                          

Brunch Run
Sunday, May 3, 2020 -7:30am 

Mitzvah Shabbat & Pizza Truck Dinner
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 5:30pm


Upcoming Collections

Feeding Westchester Collection: March 2020
Mitzvah Shabbat Book & Pajama Collection: April 2020
Gently Used Backpack Collection for Midnight Run: June 2020 


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

DOROT Westchester
Through personal contact with seniors, our volunteers help deliver vital services to the 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.They bring the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. To sign up or for more information, contact
Emily Cohen.

Baby Bank Westchester
Through an ongoing donation drive and monthly opportunities to visit the site, we will help make sure that all new parents in Westchester have the supplies they need to help keep their babies clean, healthy, and happy. This is one of several meaningful intergenerational efforts, one in which long-time members, religious school parents, and our students themselves can all make a difference. If you are interested in participating in these monthly visits or want more information regarding Baby Bank Westchester contact Jane Dubro.

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, contact
Abbie Levitt.

HOPE House
Adults recovering from behavioral health conditions find the support and resources they need to pursue their goals and dreams at HOPE House. Located in downtown Port Chester, HOPE House is open Monday - Saturday and offers a wide range of activities focusing on recovery and wellness. For over 20 years, congregants have participated in holidays, Mitzvah Day activities, and special events with HOPE House members and staff. To learn more about HOPE House and how you can get involved, contact
Emily Cohen.

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