Direct Community Service Programs
Family Promise Metrowest (formely MIHN) - Family Promise Metrowest (formerly MIHN) is an interfaith nonprofit organization that provides shelter, meals and support services to homeless families on their way towards independent living. Help prepare and/or serving meals, welcome “guests” and assist parents with their children’s needs -- be it homework or playing games. Click here to view their website and sign up for events. Click here to view items they need donated. For more information, contact Judy Zimmerman at email@example.com.
Volunteer NOW! If you would like to get involved in a rewarding experience cooking and/or serving a meal to homeless families in the Metrowest area, contact Judy Zimmerman at (781) 431 8621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literacy Program - TBE’s Literacy Program is part of a national initiative working in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) designed to help ensure that all children learn to read. TBE’s literacy volunteers read one-to-one with children in grades one through three at the Potter Road School in Framingham for one hour each week. Training is provided. No prior tutoring/teaching experience is required. The experience is rewarding and enjoyed by all! For more information, contact Wendy Cultice or Judy Zimmerman.
Volunteer NOW ! Do you love to read? Would you like to share your love of reading with children in a one-to-one setting?
Please consider joining our Literacy team for a
rewarding volunteer experience reading with a child (or two) in grades 1 to 4 for one hour during the week. Our Temple Beth Elohim Literacy Team is beginning its 16th year of volunteering at the Potter Road School, our partner school in Framingham. You choose any day that fits your schedule. No prior teaching experience is required…just a desire to help a child improve their reading skills. To learn more about the program, please contact:
Wendy Cultice, (781) 237-9318 or Judy Zimmerman, (781) 431-8621.
Mitzvah Day - Mitzvah Day is an annual, congregation-wide service day when we come together as a community to perform acts of Tikkun Olam. The day includes over fifty different activities and involves over 600 congregants. It is a day filled with amazing spirit, energy and love. Click here to visit the 2012 Mitzvah Day page.
Community of Adult Social Action (CASA) - Are you interested in volunteering for the day with other members of our TBE community? We are building a program just for you. Sign up to learn more about our one-off volunteer opportunities that you can enjoy as part of our CASA team! Click Here to visit the CASA page.
Mishpacha Mitzvah Missions (M3) - Family Social Action - TBE’s family social action program, Mishpacha Mitzvah Missions, or M3, is designed to engage children between the ages of 5 through 12 with their parents in meaningful Tikkun Olam. During each mitzvah mission we perform direct hands-on service and learn about the organizations and people we serve throughout the Greater Boston community. M3 programs are planned to address key community issues such as issues including hunger, homelessness, civic participation, disabled youth, the environment, animal safety, sacred aging & more. (Note: all M3 events take place on Sunday afternoons from approximately 1:00- 4:00 p.m. with dedicated time for text-based learning in order to place our work within a Jewish context.) For more information, contact Michelle Black at email@example.com.
Community Cooking / Meal Prep & Delivery - Ronald McDonald House: Help prepare Sunday dinner or holiday meals for families in need. Several times each year we ask you to prepare a main dish, vegetable side, salad or dessert in the comfort of your own home and drop your donations off for delivery. For more information, contact Diane Schuster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wingate Nursing Home - Visit, pray, sing with the residents of Wingage Nursing Home as we host a Shabbat service every other Friday from 11 – 12 noon. For more information, contact Michael Sporer at email@example.com.
Team TBE helps support so many great causes - TBE particpates in and sponsors many causes as a team or as individuals such as Relay for Life, Pan Mass Challenge, Alzheimers Association, Epiphany School, Dorchester and more!