“Give of yourself...you can always give something, even if it is only kindness...no one has ever become poor from giving.” Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, March 1944
Help support out community partners that help people in need. We encourage you to bring in these items or funds the next time you stop by TBE. There is always an opportunity to make a difference.
JF&CS Family Table
Family Table is Greater Boston's only Jewish food pantry. As a community, we are responsible for supplying 50 cans of salmon and 50 boxes of whole grain cereal for meal delivery to families in need each month. If and when possible, donations of kosher products are greatly appreciated. It is important to confirm that donations have not expired. Occasionally, we will have the opportunity to donate other necessities, particularly around holidays. Please look for details in the monthly bulletin for these requests. Additionally, congregants from TBE have the opportunity to work at the facility in Waltham several times a year sorting, packing and delivering groceries to families in need. Contacts: Jen Lawrence ([email protected]). Click here for a full schedule of distribution dates and more information about Family Table.
High Holiday Hunger Drive: Our Tamchui (Community Tzedakah Fund) Food Drive/Collection
A Tamchui is a community pool of tzedakah funds. As we join together to make a collective contribution from TBE to various organizations within our community, we reinforce the strong value we place on Tikkun Olam. Donations will be allocated to support six worthy organizations that address the critical issue of hunger within our community. You can decide for yourself how to allocate your personal contribution. Take some time to learn about the mission of each organization and select the charity of your choice. Contacts: Jennifer Meyerheardt ([email protected]) or Julie Kreiss ([email protected])
Fall and Winter Collections
There are designated bins in the atrium to collect cereal, canned salmon (or tuna) and other items to support Boston area non-profit organizations who serve people in need.
Women's Lunch Place
Women's Lunch Place (WLP) is a daytime shelter for homeless and low income women. In addition to serving breakfast and lunch to 175 women a day, Women's Lunch Place also offers showers, clothes, sleeping rooms, field trips and advocacy to the guests. TBE regularly collects small sized toiletries for the guests of WLP. Click here to view a list of needs and donations. Contacts: Carol Salter ([email protected]); Lisa Siegel ([email protected])
Food Pantry Collections for Newton and Wellesley
Food donations are collected regularly for the Newton and Wellesley food pantries. Stocking shelves and serving clients takes place on a monthly basis. Note: All donations can be left in our collection bins. Contact: Jennifer Meyerhardt ([email protected])
Wellesley Interfaith Food Drive
Join together with other members of the Wellesley Interfaith Community to support the Wellesley Food Pantry. The food drive will occur for four weeks in the spring culminating in a day of sorting and delivery with other members of the faith-based community. Date to be announced. Contact: Jennifer Meyerhardt ([email protected])
Individual Congregant Drives and Collections
Many Temple members organize their own food drive or collections in honor of their child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or other simcha. Contact: Jennifer Meyerhardt ([email protected])
Every month, we designate our TBE tzedakah box (in the atrium) to an organization or fund that embodies our TBE values and strives to repair the world. One month, we may support our community partners in direct service or advocacy work; while he next month we may support a community struggling to recover from a horrific event. Join us in repairing the world. Any amount can make a difference.
This Month's Tzedakah: The Social Action (Tikkun Olam) Fund
We have made a lasting difference in this world. We have showed up when it mattered most, raised money and collected items for those in need, and put a smile on so many people's faces. If you would like to further support these types of programs and actions at TBE, please donate to our Tikkun Olam Fund by contributing to our atrium Tzedakah box this month, or clicking the link and selecting the Social Action Fund in the drop down menu on the donation form.
Past Tzedakah Recipients Include:
Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
|Havayah Participation in March for Our Lives|
|Green Fund for Environmental Sustainability||City Mission|
|Community Servings||MIRA Coalition|
|High Holy Day Hunger Drive||Social Action (Tikkun Olam) Fund|
|Syrian Refugee Resettlement Fund||MAICCA|
Do You Have an Organization You Want to Support?
Is there an organization that you volunteer for or want to support? The TBE community wants to help you. The Tikkum Olam Committee will be supporting monthly item collections for non-profits that are important to our congregants. Contact Julie Kreiss with your request.