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Social Action & Justice

Temple Israel is committed to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world.) We strive to connect Temple Israel members to new and ongoing social initiatives that help others in our community and beyond.

Our goal is to build a team of temple members who are committed to social action/social justice. To stay informed about new initiatives and ongoing needs, and offer your own ideas for social action opportunities, email socialaction@tisharon.org.

New Initiatives

Helping Families in Sharon's Emergency Shelter Program

Families are currently being housed in Sharon as part of the Govenor's Emergency Shelter Program. Temple Israel has joined a town-wide effort to support our town's newest residents. Visit the Town of Sharon web page for the most up-to-date information.

Most immediately, Temple Israel has committed to collecting "consumables" and we need YOUR help!

  • diapers (all sizes) and wipes
  • sanitary napkins
  • toiletries like toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, soap, body wash
  • Over-the-counter medication for babies, children and adults
  • Quarters for laundry (put in a closed bag, sealed envelope, or rolls)

A clearly marked collection box as been set up in Lang Galleria. We encourage every member to donate several items every month.

If you can help transport the collected items to Sharon High School once or twice a month, email socialaction@tisharon.org.

Other ways to help:

Purchase a baby care package by visiting our Amazon registry.

Help with transporation and providing rides: contact Hana Berman

ESL tutoring: contact Shelley Keimach

Volunteer childcare: contact Margaret

These needs change frequently. Join the mailing list to get a weekly update by contacting rabbijuliezupan@gmail.com or visit the Town of Sharon Website.

Community Servings: Food Heals

Community Servings, a Boston-based nonprofit, provides medically-tailored meals to critically and chronically ill clients living in communities throughout Massachusetts. They have opened a brand new distribution center in Mansfield. Click here for more information about Community Servings.

We encourage you to find a group of friends in the community and sign up together! Or, to volunteer at Community Servings with members of the Temple community, email socialaction@tisharon.org.

Tikkun Olam Fair

Kehillah High is planning a Tikkun Olam Fair on March 17th, and if any Social Action or Community Service group is interested, please reach out to either Natan Fandel at nfandel@tisharon.org or Debra Getz at president@tisharon.org.

Ongoing Initiatives

Donating Leftover Food to a Homeless Shelter

If you are hosting a Kiddush and/or larger party at Temple Israel, consider donating some or all of your extra food to MainSpring House in Brockton. Learn more about this simple and impactful process here.

Donating to Family Table

Temple Israel has committed to donate 55 cans of tuna and 85 boxes of whole grain pasta montly to Family Table, Greater Boston's kosher food pantry coordinated by Jewish family and Children's Service.

We need your help to meet this commitment. Collection boxes in the synagogue lobby and the Religious School classrooms make it easy to donate weekly.

Consider creating basket(s) of non-perishable food to decorate the bimah or tables during a kiddush or party, and we will transport your donation to Family Table following the event. To learn more about participating, email Rebecca Rodman or familytable@jfcsboston.org.

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