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

Sunday, December 11, 9:00-12:30 (Main Shelter)Image result for pine street inn logo
9:45 am-1:00 pm (“Brunch Club”) - PINE STREET INN

Please join CASA as we return to Pine Street Inn. We will be taking one group to the main shelter to serve brunch, and another to a Pine Street transitional housing site to make and serve brunch to the residents. All participants will chip in to provide the food for the transitional housing brunch. CASA and TBE have a very special relationship with Pine Street, and we are happy to continue to support this important organization.  RSVP to Amy Benjamin, [email protected]



Sunday, December 18, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (note updated date and time of event)Image result for christmas in the city logo

Christmas in the City is an amazing one day event that is planned for the thousands of children and families residing in Boston area shelters. This is an enormous party with a circus like atmosphere, where families can take time to celebrate the holiday together despite the challenges of living in a shelter. Each child receives a toy chosen just for them!

Adults and teens 16 and older are invited to volunteer with CASA. Come prepared to work hard, and to be incredibly moved by this experience.   RSVP to Barbara Turk, [email protected]


Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am-2:00 pmImage result for community servings
Community Servings , Jamaica Plain

The CASA team will help prepare and pack healthy, delicious meals for individuals and families throughout the Greater Boston Area who are homebound with critical and chronic illness. 10-15 volunteers. To RSVP or for more information, contact Janet Goldenberg, [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