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.    


Saturday, February 20, 9:00 am-1:30 pm
St. Francis House (Boston)


Join us as CASA returns to St. Francis House, the largest day shelter in New England.  Our CASA team will prepare, serve, and clean up lunch for St. Francis guests.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Marilyn at [email protected].

5 volunteers needed.

Saturday, March 19, 8:00 am-10:30 am -
Greater Boston Food Bank Mobile Market (South Boston)

Help deliver high-quality, fresh food to Greater Boston Food Bank clients.  We will set up and staff the outdoor mobile market where South Boston clients can choose from produce, dairy, and high-protein items laid out on farmers market-style tables.  Note: some medium-to-heavy lifting required.  RSVP to Barb Turk, [email protected]. 6 volunteers


Saturday, March 26, 7:30 am-11:00 am* and 11:00 am-3:00 pm
(2 shifts)
Women's Lunch Place (Back Bay)


Women’s Lunch Place is always a CASA favorite! We are sending two shifts (7:30am and 11am) to work in the WLP kitchen and as helpers at this daytime refuge for poor and homeless women and children. 

To RSVP or for more information, contact Amy Benjamin, [email protected]

6 volunteers per shift (12 total)
*7:30 am-11:00 am shift is full.

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