COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | REPAIR THE WORLD
Collections & Tzedakah
“When you give food to a hungry person, give him your best and sweetest food.”
Support our community partners that help people in need.
Thank you for contributing to our collections.
Monthly Tzedakah Box
Each month TBE donates funds to an initiative that repairs our world.
This month, contributions to our tzedakah box support our TBE Fund. Our TBE Fund ensures our doors can be open to anyone seeking our community. This fund allows TBE to provide financial assistance to those in need of relief from membership dues and program fees for youth and adult learning programs. We are beginning to experience an increase to these needs and we expect them to grow in the near term.
JF&CS Family Table (Ongoing)
Jewish Family and Children’s Service Family Table is Greater Boston’s only Jewish food pantry. As a community, each month we are responsible for supplying 50 cans of salmon and 50 boxes of whole grain cereal for families in need (see our donation guide for examples).
Thank you for your support of Family Table as this challenging time continues. August is an extraordinarily difficult month, so your help will keep the Family Table shelves stocked. Here is what you can do:
Please sign up to donate safely:
Purchase at the store: Buy 5 cans of salmon or 5 boxes of whole-grain cereal and drop them off at a congregant’s home (details provided upon signup).
Purchase online in bulk: Buy at a minimum 12 items and ship them directly to JF&CS at Attn: Bernice Behar, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451. You can also purchase via the Family Table Amazon wish list. Please donate only salmon and cereal in quantities of 12 or more.
Donations are needed by Wednesday, August 5 for the August 9 distribution date to Family Table’s clients.
Women’s Lunch Place
This daytime shelter for homeless and low income women serves breakfast and lunch to 175 daily and offers guests showers, sleeping rooms, clothes, field trips, and advocacy.
Each spring, TBE collects small toiletries, like the ones from hotels, for the women.
Individual Drives & Collections
Many members organize their own drive or collection in honor of their child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah or other
simcha. Reach out if you’d like to discuss the opportunity.