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During this time of social distancing, not all of our typical social action projects described below are safe. Scroll down to see some current opportunities to do good.

Social Action

The Temple Beth David community is actively involved in tikkun olam, healing or repairing the world.  We understand that each of us has a responsibility to change our surroundings and by extension, the world, for the better through participating in tzedakah, justice and righteousness, and g’milut chasidim, acts of loving kindness. Below are just some of the ways to be involved.

Contact Jeff Greenwald, Chair of the Social Action Committee.

Sunday Sandwich Hevre 

Students, parents and adult volunteers join together to form the Sunday Sandwich Hevre (SSH) - a hevre is a group of friends who do things together. SSH makes sack lunches for hungry people at Father Bill’s and Mainspring Homeless Shelter in Quincy.

Contact Jim and Cheryl Nagle.


 Contact Lynn Kaminski 


Our teens participate in TELEM, a program of JCRC of Greater Boston. TELEM works to build the next generation of Jewish leaders, civic activists and advocates for change by forging a compelling connection between community-based social action and Judaism.

Contact Rabbi Micah Citrin.

Interfaith Walk For Hunger

Temple Beth David joins with local houses of faith to support Project Bread, a local organization that serves the nearly 18% of Massachusetts households that are food insecure (2020).  We host a three mile local walk in the fall, coming together to help feed the hungry. 

Contact Jeff Greenwald.

Family Table – JF & CS

Help our neighbors, colleagues and classmates who are living with food insecurity. As part of Family Table South, a program of Jewish Family and Children's Services, we provide 30 boxes of whole grain pasta and 30 cans of salmon to the pantry each month. Please bring cans to the bins at TBD.

Sign up to bring/order food.

Contact Lynn Kaminski.


Ways to Do Good Now

The mitzvah of righteous giving is a core value of our culture at Temple Beth David. Here are ways you can make a difference:

Fight Food Insecurity

Interfaith Mini-Walk For Hunger

Instead of walking together, join us for Forty Days for Food from Sunday, September 13 to Thursday, October 22. The need is great in our own neighborhoods.  Join us to fight hunger!

Family Table - JF & CS

Place an order on Amazon from the Family Table Wish list. (Quantities of 12 cans or 8 boxes are more helpful and less wasteful than delivery of single items). 

If you are able to do delivery of food to families in need, either from Waltham or Canton, please contact Lisa Katz.


Volunteer with the Greater Boston Food Bank

Volunteer at the Westwood Food Pantry



Donate Blood

American Red Cross 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Brigham/Dana Farber 

Other Opportunities

Hebrew SeniorLife welcomes the support of individuals from the community to connect with and engage seniors in our communities. They are welcoming a limited number of low-risk, heavily pre-screened volunteers (over 18) who are willing to commit to 3-4 hours/week in Dedham or Roslindale. In addition, they are eager to discuss remote volunteer opportunities for students. Please contact Lynda Bussgang by email or at 781-234-9217 .

Jewish Family & Children's Services 

Make cards for socially isolated older adults, a great family opportunity.

Fri, November 27 2020 11 Kislev 5781