Know that you want to engage in collaborative, innovative change efforts to heal the world but don’t know how to get involved?
Temple Emanuel’s justice committee is flexible in responding to congregants’ interests and passions. We currently focus on helping refugees, eliminating homelessness, and preventing gun violence, and we always welcome new ideas. We named ourselves Na’aseh V’nishmah “We will do and we will listen” (Exodus 24:7) to capture our impulse to act! Read up on our current projects and get involved by clicking on the button below.
Temple Emanuel is helping this Orange County-based organization expand to Los Angeles to help resettling refugee families.
Our High Holiday diaper drive benefited over 150 local families and we will soon be building a mentorship program to help newly arrived families build their lives after fleeing trauma. Contact Peter Siegel at email@example.com to learn more about how you can help and what upcoming opportunities are available for volunteering.
Jewish World Watch
Jewish World Watch is a hands-on leader in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities, engaging individuals and communities to take local actions that produce powerful global results.
This year, we expand our efforts beyond refugee camps in Africa to provide medical supplies to the remaining hospitals in Syria. Join us this spring in our annual Walk to End Genocide.
Email Judy Kandel at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
The Major Fund
Founded out of a partnership between Temple Emanuel and a local mosque, this local collaboration builds community around supporting global humanitarian projects in the critical areas of clean water, education, and healthcare. This organized relief between Jewish and Muslim communities build relationships while alleviating poverty and suffering. Email Diane Vanette at email@example.com to learn about the current focus.
Mobilizing the community to end the cycle of family homelessness and poverty
Imagine LA helps local families transition out of homelessness. Every two years, we partner with a family to help set them up for long-term success, breaking the cycles that cause people to fall back into homelessness.
If you have skills in budgeting, working with children, or are just a people-person who wants to help, contact Debra Carnow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Make Democracy Work
Temple Emanuel continues to be a proud member of OneLA-IAF — working with partners across Los Angeles County training new leaders in civic engagement to create a more just city. This year, One LA is focusing on immigration issues, the housing and homeless crisis, gun violence, and voter registration.
Contact Diane Vanette at email@example.com for more information.