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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Turk, email@example.com.
Upcoming Fall Events:
Sunday, Dec. 8, 8:00 am-12:00 pm – Family Promise, Natick (up to 10 volunteers): As part of TBE's Day of Service, CASA is repainting the Day Center of Family Promise, an organization that coordinates temporary housing, meals, support, and fellowship to homeless families. We will put a fresh coat of paint on the space which serves as home base and counseling center for homeless families 365 days a year. No experience necessary! To RSVP or for more information, contact Mimi Burstein.
Saturday, December 14, 10:00 am-1:00 pm – Community Servings, Jamaica Plain (up to 15 volunteers): FULL
Please mark your calendars for a special CASA community event:
Wednesday, January 8, 8:00 pm – Concert with Mark Stepakoff, Club Passim in Harvard Square: Join fellow CASA members at this special evening with TBE member and singer/songwriter Mark Stepakoff who will be performing at this beloved folk music venue. More details and ticket information to follow. For more information, contact Amy Benjamin.
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