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Social Action

2018-19 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!

Monthly Drives and Collections
Please contact Social Action Chair 
Hedy Cardozo 
if you are interested in any of the events below.

High Holy Day Food Drive

Feeding Westchester 5K Walk/Run
Sunday, September 23, 9:30 Registration

Coats for Hope

Midnight Run
Sunday, October 7

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: 
Team Emanu-El

Sunday, october 21, 9:30AM

Have A Heart Toy Drive

Kids’ Kloset Diaper
and Underwear Collection


Food pantry collection

Midnight Run/Brunch Run

Pajama Project collection for Mitzvah Shabbat

DOROT Passover Package Delivery
SUNDAY, april 7, 10:00

(Pre-Registration required online

Sunday, may 5

Mitzvah shabbat
Friday, May 10, 5:30PM

Gently used backpack collection

Interested in participating in any of these great efforts? Contact Social Action committee chair Hedy Cardozo at


Ongoing Social Action 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.

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 at

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