Community

Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee (SAC) is engaged in the work of tikkun olam, making our world a better place. Our members seek to raise awareness, to educate and to mobilize the congregation concerning issues of social justice.  We are an open and inclusive group and invite all Temple Emanuel members to bring their ideas and participate in their areas of interest.  We also seek to form interfaith partnerships in our community work which fosters understanding and creates bonds that unite us and allow us to support one another.

Thanks to the generous donations made by Temple Emanuel members, our ongoing initiatives including the Moore School Food Pantry in partnership with Highland Presbyterian Church; Temple Emanuel Environmental Movement(TEEM) and Refugee Resettlement partnering with Knollwood Baptist Church have been powerful forums and programs for positive change in our community.

Through additional support for the Social Action Fund and the annual High Holy Days’ Tzedakah Fund, the SAC is able to support diverse agencies in our community who provide food, clothing, shelter, education, job training and medical care to our neighbors in need.  Those agencies include Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Crisis Control Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Veterans Helping Veterans Heal and The Shalom Project to name a few.

SAC is currently chaired by Jean Fromson and has dedicated members who bring their passion and experience to the group to develop initiatives that involve Temple members in helping our neighbors improve their lives.

Please share your insights about working with organizations in our community as well as your ideas for social action projects with Jean Fromson.  Follow this link to our flyer “What’s Your Passion… Take Action!” to find out more about how you can be involved.

The SAC meets on the third Sunday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Library at the temple. Please join us!