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Social Action

Many people have asked how they can help the Israeli soldiers and support Israel at this difficult time.  Here are some websites that you can look at and pledge through them.




The mission of the Social Action Committee is to provide members of Ohev Shalom with
opportunities to perform the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world…one of the
most important ways to live a Jewish life.
 Some of our programs are:
 –clothing and food drives
–hametz collection
–blood drives in cooperation with the American Red Cross
–responding to the need for aid after natural disasters
 —Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
(Congregants are provided with volunteer
activities to honor the day of service. Age appropriate activities are also provided in the
morning for the children in the Early Education Center.)
Cook for a Friend
(Volunteers meet at Ohev Shalom the third Wednesday of each
month to assemble dinners for area seniors who are unable to cook for themselves. The
dinners are distributed by the JCC in NE Philadlephia.)
Adopt a Student
(Congregants are matched with impoverished students to purchase
school clothing and backpacks for them over the summer.)
Family Fun Day
(Congregants are matched with children from impoverished families to
purchase holiday gifts for them. The gifts are distributed during Family Fun Day at Ohev
Shalom, which is an afternoon celebration in December when all children and families
are invited for food, music, and fun!)
If you are interested in joining our committee, participating in our activities, or
have any suggestions for programs…please contact
Alan Shandler, Social Action Chair at ashandler@jjicc.com

 “May G-d who blessed our ancestors,

bless those who give funds for heat and light,

bread to the wayfarer and charity to the poor;

and all who involve themselves with the

needs of this community.”

-Medieval Prayer.