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Immigration Justice Now Shabbat dinner and panel discussion - Friday, Nov. 15

Etgar 36 Civil Rights trip to the South in 2020

ETGAR 36: A Multi-Generational Journey South will visit key cities and sites of the Civil Rights movement in January 2020.
On Jan. 23, 2020, a group of Temple Shalom teens and adults will travel to Atlanta to begin a four-day guided journey. Through a Jewish lens, we will explore museums, monuments and existing social justice institutions in Atlanta and Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, Ala.
Highlights include the Rosa Parks Museum, a Saturday Shabbat experience on the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, the new Lynching Museum at the Equal Justice Initiative, the MLK center and a visit to Fair Fight, an anti-voter suppression organization formed by Stacy Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia last year. Sign up now

Social Action

Social Action at Temple Shalom is about living the Jewish value of  Tikkun Olam—Repairing the World

“You too must befriend the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” – Deuteronomy 10.19

With over 65 million displaced people worldwide, many of us feel helpless. We think of Abraham inviting the strangers into his tent, and hear that call. We hear Isaac imploring our people to let the oppressed go free, to share our bread with the hungry, to take the poor into our homes.
At Temple Shalom, we are heeding the call by providing housing for two Syrian refugee families for a year. We will be working with Jewish Family Services of Metrowest under the guidance of HIAS to do this work, joining other congregations in the Boston area to respond to this need.

Join our efforts!

We create opportunities for our congregants to make the world a better place with social action and social justice initiatives. Through this work, we build meaningful relationships both within our Temple community and in the wider Boston and global communities. Our programs and activities are open to all—young children, teens and adults who want to get involved for one hour, one project or on an ongoing basis.
We welcome new ideas, new participants, new leaders, and new suggestions.

Take Action through Direct Service Work

Drives & Donations:
JF&CS Family Table
All year

High Holiday Food Drive
Yom Kippur

Pie and Tie Drive
Sunday before Thanksgiving

Holiday Gift Drive
December holidays

Take a Stand for Social Justice

Community Organizing
Ani v’Atah and GBIO (The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization) are focused on changing zoning laws in Newton to allow for more affordable housing and a more diverse community.

Policy Issues
Temple Shalom stands with the issues and policies of the RAC (Religious Action Center). To learn more about where Reform Judaism stands on more than 70 issues, visit the
RAC’s website.

Environmental Issues
Temple Shalom cares about the earth.
Click here for
environmental action tips and articles compiled by our former Environmental Action Group.

Thu, November 14 2019 16 Cheshvan 5780