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 Risa Shames or Barbara Turk.    

Upcoming Events

“A Book Set Me Free”: CASA Helps Make Books, Education Accessible to PrisonersImage result for prison book program
Prison Book Program

Saturday, April 8, 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Quincy - 6-10 volunteers 

Join us as we return to one of our newer CASA efforts!  The Prison Book Program sends books to prisoners to support their educational, vocational, and personal development and to help them avoid returning to prison after release. The program is housed in a historic church in Quincy, where we will read prisoner letters with book requests, search the inventory room for books to match the requests, and process, invoice, and wrap book packages. Education has been shown to reduce recidivism and the books we share can also offer connection, open doors, and change a life.  Join CASA as we practice compassion and take positive steps on behalf of this invisible and often forgotten population. To RSVP or for more info, contact Ilene at [email protected].



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