TBE's Community of Adult Social Action (CASA)

A New Year of Connections with CASA

Join TBE's CASA (Community of Adult Social Action) as we make connections and build community through our small-group social justice activities.  Working together is a great way to connect -- even more so as we do projects that express our Jewish values.  Please join us for the first time – or join us again!

For more information contact Barbara Turk.    

Upcoming Events

Join us as TBE honors MLK Day with two special service projects for adults and teens 16 years and older.  Co-sponsored TBE’s Community of Adult Social Action (CASA) and Racial Justice Initiative (RJI).


Prison Book Program (Quincy)
Monday, January 21
10am-1pm - up to 10 volunteers needed

The Prison Book Program fills book requests from incarcerated individuals to support their educational, vocational, and personal development. Education behind bars has been shown to reduce recidivism, and the books we share offer connection, open doors, and can change a life.  Our volunteers will read prisoners’ letters with book requests, search the inventory room for books to match the requests, process, invoice, and write personal notes, and wrap book packages.

Adults and teens 16 years and older welcome.

To RSVP or for more info, contact Ilene at [email protected]


Rebuilding Together Boston
Monday, January 21
Two Shifts:  9am-12:30pm; 1pm-4:30pm – 10 volunteers per shift (20 volunteers total)

Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) helps transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and strengthening their communities.  An onsite RTB supervisor will work with our volunteers to help make necessary safety improvements and repairs to the homes of elderly, disabled, and low-income RTB clients.  No prior home repair experience or skills necessary (though skilled volunteers are certainly welcome!). 

Adults and teens 16 years and older welcome.

To RSVP or for more info, contact Amy at [email protected]

Gaining Ground, September 2018



Winter Walk, February 11, 2018










Christmas in the City, December 21, 2014



Pine Street Inn, December 14, 2014



Rosie's Place, July 21, 2014  

Rosies Place July 2014_1 Rosies Place July 2014_2 


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