The Afghani refugee family sponsored by Woodlands/Bet Am Shalom, working with HIAS, has arrived. Click HERE for an update.
A big kol hakavod to Marge Glusker and Dan Emery and their counterparts at Bet Am Shalom for leading the way.
Following the lead of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), we inform the congregation of legislative and social concerns and provide opportunities for action.
The Social Action Committee has decided to make passage of the Parental Bereavement Leave Act a priority and take a leadership role in working toward its passage.
BREAKFAST RUN/MIDNIGHT RUN
BRIDGES OF FAITH & FRIENDSHIP
This task force helps us build friendships with the Westchester Muslim community and provides opportunities to deepen our knowledge of, and personal connections to, Islam and other faith communities. Of special interest this fall was "Islam, Judaism & America - Opportunities & Challenges," held in October. Save Saturday evening, June 1 for Iftar with Peace Islands Institute.
CHILDREN'S VILLAGE GIFTS
DESSERT FOR A WEEK
DOMESTIC ABUSE TASK FORCE
To help support the needs of women and children in, and about to leave, Hope's Door shelter, click here.
ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE
Together with our neighbors, Woodlands is vigorous in responding to hate incidents and teaching tolerance and understanding. Click here to learn what is happening and what you can do.
HIGH HOLY DAYS HUNGER PROJECT
Each year the Yom Kippur Food Truck rolls into the Woodlands parking lot to collect healthy, non-perishable food. Congregants are asked to bring a box or bag of newly purchased healthy food to contribute to Woodlands biggest food collection of the year. Volunteers help with the food collection and help deliver the food to the food pantries on the morning after Yom Kippur. We are very grateful to this years volunteers (Sandi Lieb, who organizied it all with her lieutenants, Val Fox and Julie Stein, plus the wonderful crew: Jeanne Bodin, Lesli & Danielle Cattan, Sarah Chernoff, Rachel Flamm, Jada Fleiss, Dayle Fligel, Julian Goldstein-Lika, Lindsay Hornstein, Carol Intner, Shelli Katz, Hannah Kirschbaum, Marina Lebowich, Evi Lieb, Aaron, Barry & Laurie Liebowitz, Todd Miller, Sarah Sagner, Eliana & Sam Scafidi, Paul Storfer, Elise Wagner, Lucas Werner - plus all those kids who came to give and stayed to work).
Feeding the hungry is a major component of our work. We urge you to bring a donation to our Mensch of the Month food cart whenever you come to the temple.
To help disaster victims, click here.
IMMIGRANT FRIENDS AT WOODLANDS
We devote the month of October/Heshvan to providing opportunities to try different social action projects. It is our hope that you will discover something that you will want to continue long after the month has passed.Take a look at the schedule and choose one or two or three - or more - to try.
TEEN SHELTER DINNER COMMITTEE