Deuteronomy 15:11 "For there will never cease to be needy ones in your land, which is why I command you - open your hand to the poor and needy kinsman in your land."

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The mission of our Social Action Committee is to energize and involve the members and friends of Shomrei Torah Synagogue to improve the lives of people in our local communities, in Israel, and across the world.

SOCIAL ACTION PARTNERSHIPS

 

PROJECT OPEN HANDS

Join Project Open Hands as we partner with:
• Tierra Rejada, Underwood Family Farm - We harvest vegetables for donation to a Food Pantry 
• Downtown Women's Shelter and Hope of the Valley Hot Shower Program - We collect and package toiletries 
• Netiya - a food and faith network that cultivates gardens on unused land at faith based institutions to grow and tithe nutritious food 
• Newly formed Crafting Group meets weekly (every Thursday 7-9 pm) to create clothing and other necessities for people in need.

IMAGINE LA PARTNERSHIP

We have recently begun a partnership with Imagine LA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that works with faith-based organizations by matching teams of mentors with families who are struggling to break the cycle of homelessness to provide them with some support and guidance to stay on track. For more information on opportunities at STS with regard to Imagine LA, contact Stu Silverstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KOREH LA

For the past several years, STS has been providing one of the city's largest contingents of weekly volunteers to Koreh L.A., the childhood literacy program run by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (according to the Jewish Federation's records). Interested? Contact Stu Silverstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ezra Network

Through our participation in The Ezra Network, an initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with Jewish Family Service, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and Jewish Vocational Service, there are social services, employment resources, and legal counseling available for you. This is a FREE service to members of our community. Please click here for more information.

A number of new Initiatives are under development now. Interested in joining our efforts? For more information, contact committee co-chairs Zygi Boxer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Carol Levin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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West Hills, CA 91304
 
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