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.    

Urgent Drive!

CASA Socks/Underwear Drive to meet urgent summer need for the homeless
Drop off August 1-16 in TBE Atrium

Please Help!  Our friends at Pine Street Inn tell us their outreach staff are unable to meet the need for new socks and underwear for Boston’s homeless this summer.  


  • Men’s and Women’s underwear, sizes Medium to 2X (new, in sealed package)
  • Unisex socks (white tube socks or other non–winter socks) (new, in sealed package)

If you are in town (or if you have someone in town who wants do a really easy and good deed), please drop donations at one of 2 locations:  

  1. Labelled CASA box at TBE (in the Atrium) 
  2. Collection box in the front vestibule of Amy’s house, 314 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills (right around the corner from TBE - drop off anytime day or evening).  

Upcoming Events

Waltham Community Fields
Saturday, September 24, 8:45 am-12:00 pm

We are excited to be starting the new year with our annual CASA visit to Waltham Community Farm! Join CASA members celebrate the new year and our connection to the earth by digging in at Waltham Community Fields.  We may be clearing the remnants of last year’s harvest, readying the fields for new planting or some other fun, important task.  Bring clothes to get dirty in and bring a friend!  To RSVP or for more info, contact Marilyn Komessar, [email protected].   Up to 15 volunteers.


Rosie's Place
Sunday, October 23, 10:30 am-1:00 pm

We will help prepare and serve a delicious lunch for clients of Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Barb Turk, [email protected].  Up to 15 volunteers.




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