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:

Pine Street Inn
Sunday December 6
2 Locations: Main Shelter 9:00 am-1:00 pm; Park Street Residence 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Join us as we volunteer at not one but two Pine Street locations! We will be returning to the main shelter, where approximately 350 men sleep each night. We will also be returning to the Park Street residence, which houses approximately 20 men and women in a more permanent setting.
Those working at the main shelter will be serving brunch to the guests at the Inn, while those of us at Park Street will be both preparing and serving brunch to the residents. All participants for the day will be invited to contribute food and other items for the Park Street location.
To RSVP, contact Amy Benjamin.

Up to 15 volunteers.  This event is open to age 15+ in support of Mitzvah Moments.

Christmas in the City
Sunday, December 20, 2:30-6:00 pm

CASA will be returning for our second year at Christmas in the City.  Christmas in the City is a truly unique and spectacular event that brings holiday joy, food, laughter, and gifts to thousands of homeless and at risk children and their families. The event takes place at the Boston Convention Center and is made possible through the support of hundreds of volunteers. It is a magical day for guests and volunteers alike. 

For more  information or to RSVP, contact Barbara Turk.

Up to 30 volunteers.  This event is open to age 16+ in support of Mitzvah Moments.

Learn more

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