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!
CASA goes to Women’s Lunch Place (Back Bay)
Saturday, March 25, 7:30-11:00 am and 11:00 am-3:00 pm
6 volunteers per shift; 12 total
Women’s Lunch Place is always a CASA favorite! WLP serves as a refuge for poor and homeless women, treating them dignity and giving them the support and tools they need to get back on their feet. We are sending two volunteer shifts (7:30am and 11am) to work in the WLP kitchen and as general helpers. Join us! To RSVP or for more information, contact Marilyn at [email protected].
“A Book Set Me Free”: CASA Helps Make Books, Education Accessible to Prisoners
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
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