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."
The mission of Project Open Hands 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.
Did you know that Shomrei Torah, for the past several years, 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? In fact, according to the Jewish Federation's records, it appears that Shomrei Torah in the 2015-2016 school year was No. 1 among all of the city's synagogues and temples, with 13 STS members serving as Koreh reading mentors
Currently, Shomrei Torah members are pursuing ways to help reduce homelessness in Los Angeles. 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 If so, please contact Rabbi Beth Lieberman at
or Stu Silverstein:
or (818) 564-5603.
Thanksgiving -- November 24, 2016.
Volunteers are needed to serve Thanksgiving Dinner at the organizations listed below:
Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Celebration 2016
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Union Station Homeless Services Thanksgiving Dinner in the Park 2016
Gobble Gobble Give 2016