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Social Action / Social Justice Circle

“You are not required to complete the work, but neither are you free to absent yourself from it." – Talmud

Temple Sinai maintains a strong commitment to social justice and social action.  For members of every age, there are opportunities to help repair our world, in Bergen County and beyond. Though the task is great, the opportunity to make an impact is limitless. One need only take the first step. Whether packing Shalach Manot for Meals on Wheels during Purim, creating snack packs for The Center for Food Action, collecting feminine hygiene products during Sukkot, or the many other opportunites to do Tikkun Olam, there is always room for another set of hands to help!

Following is a sampling of ongoing Social Action/ Social Justice initiatives:

Social Justice Shabbat Services-Join the Temple Sinai family as we welcome guests throughout the year to speak about Gun Violence, Reproductive Rights, LGBTQ+ Rights, supporting Israel's Democracy & support for immigrants.  If there is a cause that's important to the Reform Jewish community, we want to make sure that we are supporting it!

Paul Winter Helping Hands Fund – Established in 1992 in memory of Audrey Winter Kahn's father Paul Winter, this initiative assists those in times of need. Funded through your contributions, its actions include providing Shiva meals to mourning congregants and their families, sending get well flowers to those who have been ill, writing condolence cards, making donations to the Center for Food Action, and providing emergency relief funds when natural disasters occur.

Virtual High Holy Day Food Drive – Temple members are encouraged to make monetary donations to help support organizations including The Center for Food Action in Englewood, NJ and MAZON, a national nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to alleviate hunger worldwide. 

Midnight Run – Thanks to the donations of warm weather coats and other clothes from our members, our teens go on a "run" to deliver clothing and food to the homeless in New York City, helping those at risk during the cold weather months.



For additional information on any of these initiatives, or to start something new, please contact Social Action/Social Justice Circle Chair, Fran Silverman at and
your request will be directed to the representative leading that effort.

Thu, April 25 2024 17 Nisan 5784