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TBE's Community of Adult Social Action (CASA) 

CASA (TBE's Community of Adult Social Action) was created for TBE members to make connections and build community while doing good works together.  We invite adult TBE members looking to get more involved or who would like to connect with other TBE members to join our small-group social justice activities. CASA events take place for a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday and there is no commitment to participate in all events.  Come when you can!  Working together is a great way to get to know people and make meaningful connections—even more so as we do projects that express our Jewish values and truly make a difference.  Come check out CASA! 

For more information contact Risa Shames, reshames@verizon.net or Barbara Turk, turkbj@yahoo.com.    

Upcoming Events:


Saturday, November 1, 1:00-3:00 pm  
Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston (up to 15 volunteers)
We will inspect, sort, and package food items in the GBFB warehouse to be distributed to local relief agencies. To RSVP or for more info, contact Barb Turk.

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Community Servings, Jamaica Plain (up to 15 volunteers) 
Our CASA group will help prepare and package nutritious meals to be delivered to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illness. To RSVP or for more info, contact Janet Goldenberg.

Sunday, December 14
Pine Street Inn, Boston. 2 groups:  9:00 am-1:00 pm at the main shelter (up to 10 volunteers needed); 10:00 am-1:00 pm at a residence in Boston (up to 6 volunteers needed-FULL).
We will take two groups to Pine Street for brunch. One group will work at the main shelter prepping for brunch and then serving to guests of the Pine Street Inn. The other group will be bringing ingredients to a Pine Street residence for those previously homeless. There we will cook and serve a delicious brunch to the residents of the home. We will ask all participants on this day to bring some of the necessary ingredients for the brunch at the group home. To RSVP or for more info, contact Barb Turk.


 

Rosie's Place, July 21, 2014  

A wonderful and rewarding time was had by all!

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Quote from a CASA Participant:

"The CASA event at Rosie's Place was an amazing experience. As volunteers our TBE community came together with the unified goal of stepping beyond our own busy lives to try to make a difference in the lives of others. We worked hard, but I found the experience to be exceptionally meaningful. We worked well as a team and our efforts were appreciated by Rosie's guests and their dedicated staff. Tikkun olam was the spirit of the day and this particular Shabbat experience will remain with me for a very long time. It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with some other TBE members that I had not really known before. We shared the day and each others stories. Our CASA program is something you should all experience. If you are anything like me, these experiences will make you feel good about your role and enhance your pride in being part of our TBE family."

- Margie Nesson

 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's October 2012 Habitat for Humanity event

Click Here to see photos of CASA members, in the TBE kitchen, cooking meals for delivery to Rosie's Place on January 29, 2012

Click here to see photos of CASA’s December 3, 2011 event at Pine Street Inn’s Transitional House 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's November 5, 2011 Habitat for Humanity event 

Click Here to see photos from CASA's first fall 2011 event at Waltham Community Fields

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