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."

 social action

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Join STS Sisterhood and Project Open Hands at An Evening for LA Family Housing
Guest Speaker LAFH’s Natalia Torregrosa: Get acquainted with LA Family Housing and the many services they offer to homeless families. We will be collecting new household items to make up New Home Baskets for families transitioning to permanent housing
RSVP and more info: Karen Nebel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LOS ANGELES FAMILY HOUSING
A group of STS members has been volunteering at Los Angeles Family Housing facilities (LAFH) since 2016. LAFH is a nonprofit organization that helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and supportive services. Our group has been supporting families at a 9-family bridge housing facility in Northridge by helping children with homework, reading and playing games, and by donating school supplies, books, and other items. In addition, we have served meals and helped with free clothing distribution at the main transitional housing facility in North Hollywood which houses a couple of hundred people. There are lots of meaningful opportunities to volunteer with LAFH in the future, including the collection of household and personal supplies, providing supportive seminars, meals, and back-up support to the staff. These volunteer opportunities have been very rewarding. The volunteer coordinator is open to new creative ideas. For further information, please contact Ruth Huberman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Diana Kaffka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

SHOMREI TORAH SYNAGOGUE LITERACY PROJECT

For the last six years, Shomrei Torah Synagogue has provided a strong contingent of volunteers to local elementary schools to mentor children struggling with their reading. In fact, STS provided one of the largest groups of volunteers in the city to Koreh LA, a citywide childhood literacy program run by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
When Koreh L.A. was shut down for budget reasons at the end of the last school year, the STS social action committee decide to keep the literacy effort alive by launching the Shomrei Torah Literacy Project. Through the synagogue's new literacy initiative, more than a dozen STS volunteers this coming year will continue meeting with one or more elementary school students for at least an hour a week. The Shomrei Torah Synagogue Literacy Project also is planning to add a new wrinkle by beginning to work one-on-one with adults who are struggling to improve their literacy in English. For more information, contact Ruth Huberman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (cell) 818-400-9187, or Stu Silverstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (cell) 818-564-5603.

 

JEWISH WORLD WATCH

The Walk to End Genocide is a community event that brings together advocates of all ages and backgrounds in one united voice to say: “we will not stand idly by while genocide and mass atrocities occur.”

The Walk educates and mobilizes the community to act on behalf of ending genocide worldwide, and fundraises to support our efforts to educate, advocate, and support programs on the ground benefitting conflict-affected communities in South Sudan, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the Darfuri forced to flee from Sudan and the Rohingya who have fled Burma (Myanmar).
STS has a team at the Conejo Valley Walk on Sunday May 6, 2018 from 11 am - 2 pm.
For more information please contact Team Captains Morris Benoun at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Parvin Benoun 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.

 

Interested in joining our efforts? For more information, contact committee co-chairs Zygi Boxer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Carol Levin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Social Action Events

Walk To End Genocide
Sun May 6, 2018
11:00 am
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Walk to End Genocide helps raise awareness of ongoing atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Burma/Myanmar, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Funds raised from the Walk allow JWW to continue its work to educate, advocate, and support projects in conflict-affected communities.

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