Congregation provides holiday meals and gifts to less fortunate families in their area.
An interfaith effort to bridge understanding and cooperation between African-Americans and Jews.
Local clergy work together to create an inter-religious coalition to combat homophobia.
Series of events about gun violence in advance of a local NRA convention.
An interfaith local food pantry and distribution center. Synagogue members volunteer to sort and organize food collected from the local food bank; pack non-perishable foods and fresh produce; distribute the food and other items to the community; run an annual food drive to benefit the pantry; maintain a vegetable garden to supply the pantry; and run religious school programs to educate about the issue of hunger.
The Temple participated in an interfaith youth trip to Nicaragua with a local Presbyterian Church. They helped build homes and spent time caring for the Nicaraguan children.
Program on the need for Universal Health Care
Partnering with local church and women’s shelter, volunteers clean and beautify a neighborhood block.
An interfaith program to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict including a lecture, painting exhibition and a series of community dialogues.
Cultivating produce on synagogue grounds to serve at a local soup kitchen.
The Temple put social action as the centerpiece of its culture. By creating on-going programs in many different areas the congregation enables its members to be involved in many different areas of Social Action work.
Grassroots, community-wide advocacy and relief effort to raise awareness about genocidal conditions in Darfur, Sudan.
The Temple has built a strong social action program which has seeked to mazimize opportunities for members to be involved.
Synagogue works in tandem with a local church organization to provide assistance and resources for homeless families.
A synagogue organized 12 churches, four synagogues, a Rotary Club, another faith-based community organization and a local aquatics club to sponsor a Habitat for Humanity home build in the local community.
Interfaith effort to raise money for Israeli-Arab co-existence initiative.
The Temple Israel Board of Directors and Social Action Committee decided to work with the College of St. Scholastica to purchase stoves for Darfur refugees in the Toulomb refugee camp.
A synagogue and an African American Baptist Church united to create an after-school academic enrichment program.
provide food and clothing to immigrant workers in California
Large-scale community benefit concert immediately following the earthquake in Haiti.
A collaboration between two non-profit social service agencies and more than 30 faith groups, which volunteer to host dinner and/or provide housing at least one day a year to make sure that homeless individuals constantly have a place to stay and eat.
The Temple created an integrated social action program, where each "Mitzvah of the Month" column educated congregants of various social action programs and other approaches to pursue justice.
Creation of a local interfaith day of service.
The synagogue worked with other inter-faith religious groups to educate and speak out about gun control.
Congregation collaborates with a local church and a local mosque for its annual Mitzvah Day.
The congregation continues to do tikkun olam projects through partnerships with various churches and other inter-faith groups throughout the year.
Congregation creates a safe space for homeless families.
Interfaith program to assist and foster care parents and children.
Synagogue works with an African American Church to ensure racial and economic diversity in the county juries.
The goal of the “March for Dafur” program was, and still is, educating our community about the genocidal conditions in Darfur. Its purpose is to create awareness leading to advocacy.
Congregation and local NAACP co-sponsor annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative service at synagogue.
Congregants worked together with First AME Zion Church to mentor and tutor 4th grade students at Main Street Elementary.
Families donate gifts or money to charitable organizations instead of exchanging gifts on the sixth night of Chanukah.
Synagogue holds interfaith conference on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) inclusion.
The congregation developed an overall social action program where the values of social justice were included in worship, study, communal activities, and board discussions. From these discussions, they devloped a comprehensive social action program that involved hundreds of congregants during the year.
The Temple seeked "to strip away all the excuses people have for not participating in social action" by offering its members an unusally wide array of social action opportunities.
Local Jewish community worked together to create multi-faceted social action programming.
Three-part program educating the Jewish and GLBT communities about homosexual victims and survivors of the Holocaust.
The Pluralism Project's case study initiative looks at the ways in which the Middle East conflict often emerges as a challenge to interfaith relations. “A Sign of Division” is in two parts: the “A” case brings the reader from the description of the dilemma to the point of a proposed solution; the “B” case describes the outcomes and resolution of the dispute.
Teens in grades 7-12 across the state went door-to-door on the evening of October 31, Halloween, “trick-or-treating” for canned goods to donate to local shelters.
The synagogue's goals are to dismantle racism and economic injustice. They do this by working with other inter-faith groups, by mentoring at local schools, by helping out at Habitat for Humanity, and in many other ways.
The synagogue worked together with other interfaith groups to help those people who suffer from poverty and homelessness. They set-up a tent city as well as created a program to allow the homeless the ability to rent their own apartments.
This congregation worked in partnership with Na Me Res (A First Nations organization) to commit itself to respond to homelessness.
The synagogue worked together with other community members to help revitalize a Day Care Center in the inner-city.
The congregation along with other religious groups created a day care center for the elderly. The synagogue members help support the community center through money, time, and other efforts.
The Temple partnered with two churches in the South Bronx in order to foster connections between the communities. Through tutoring, blood drives, homeless shelters, and other means, the communities have worked together through iner-faith relations to help make our world a better place.
Temple Committee Against Human Trafficking brought awareness on the issue of human trafficking to the community.
The congregation worked together with members of the Muslim community to build a home for a needy family while breaking down the barriers that existed between the two groups.
An interfaith coalition of Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy and lay leaders, whose purpose is to foster mutual understanding, respect and cooperation.
The Temple partnered with other faith groups in order to press a local school district to adopt a new policy on religion and schools. They also created a Diversity Brekfast and sponsored several inter-faith programs.
A congregation's initiative to help and assist the homeless. The community works in tandem with a local church two to four times a year to house homeless families for a week, supplying shelter, meals, supplies and emotional support. This congregation became a leading homeless advocate in its area by encouraging four other congregations to support the shelter.
A synagogue's initiative to work with the local Interfaith Shelter Network over the Christmas holiday to provide assistance to those who need the support.
Various houses of worship pledge to open their facilities throughout the winter to homeless men in the community who need shelter, food, and transportation.
Congregations came together to defeat Question One, a proposition to eliminate the state income tax.
Temple Dor Dorim cultivated meaningful personal and communal relationships with two local churches, creating the foundation for genuine interfaith collaboration on a series of events aimed at the entire local community and designed to raise awareness of the suffering in Darfur, as well as within our own communities.
With a focus on congregant’s social justice interests, synagogue provides numerous programming and advocacy opportunities all year.