Logo light

 

TEMPLE EMANU-EL

A Reform Jewish Community for all of Tucson
225 North Country Club • Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-4501 • Fax: (520) 327-4504
 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Yom Sheini, 18 Av 5775

    Facebook  Twitter  Youtube

 

Oct 2012 Blood Drive

God created the world in seven days ... you can help remake the world in more than seven ways!

The Social Action Committee of Temple Emanu-El sponsors and/or participates in many worthy and timely projects that express our Temple's commitment to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. Help us to make our community and our world a better place!

UPCOMING SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAM:

Temple Emanu-El Social Action will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for the Gifts of Love Program. We need your help! Interfaith Community Services is collecting school supplies now through July 28th to assist children from economically disadvantaged households across Pima County. Our families are struggling to provide the basics of food and shelter for their children, paying for school supplies can be a challenge. Thank you for helping our local students! Please bring your donations to the Temple office.

 

Please check the boxes of the projects that interest you (see below for expanded descriptions):

Our congregation is deeply committed to improving our community and are involved in numerous projects which include:

 

American Red Cross Blood Drives

More than 80 pints of blood were collected at two blood drives. A HUGE thanks to all who donated! Check the Temple calendar for our next blood drive.

Border Packs

In cooperation with other non-profits, Temple Emanu-El provides humanitarian assistance for migrants in the Sonoran Desert who are at risk of serious injury or death. Nutritious snacks and beverages were provided to fill the life-saving packs, which were then distributed by active border rescue groups to 600 border crossers suffering from severe dehydration and malnutrition.

The Poz Cafe

In partnership with the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN), we purchased food, prepared and served a meal to hundreds of men and women living with HIV or AIDS. We provided toiletries for distribution and hosted a BINGO game for them. We also participated in buying gifts for the TIHAN holiday party.

Interfaith Community Services Partnership

As a participant with Interfaith Community Services, some of our volunteers drive disabled or elderly individuals to the grocery store or doctor's appointments. We are ALWAYS looking for more volunteers for this effort.

Primavera Homeless Shelter

Our Social Action team provided two meals for 110 homeless men at the Primavera Shelter. Some of us cooked, chopped fruit, or puchased meat for this appreciative crowd. We have been asked by the homeless to continue this again this year. 

Adopt a Refugee 

This year the Social Action COmmittee adopted three young men newly arrived in Tucson from Eritrea. We were able to give them a used computer, and we helped them with their clothing needs. They were welcomed into our homes for meals and help with navigating our complex culture. We also provided holiday gifts for fourteen refugee children. 

Project Isaiah

Members of Temple Emanu-El participate in Project Isaiah, collecting food and donating it the Tucson Community Food Bank during the High Holy Day season.

The Rabbis' Pantry

Temple Emanu-El stocks non-perishable food for anyone, Jewish or not, who drops by the synagogue.

Operation Sandwich

Our newest program began this year. We provided over 1700 sandwiches to a winter shelter program on the south side of Tucson. This shelter was set up to get homeless people out of the cold each night during the coldest winter months. We were able to provide lunches to this very hungry group several nights a week. The need was huge, and this program will continue and expand. 

Alitas Program

This is a program to welcome mothers and children from Central America who arrive at the Tucson Greyhound Bus Station. Temple Emanu-El has been able to provide this needy group with meals, toys, and overnight hospitality as they wait for transportation to leave Tucson. This program is headed by Catholic Community Services, and we are happy to be of assistance. 

 

We are always looking for new projects, and we welcome your ideas and participation!
For more information, contact Jill Rich at (520) 349-0174 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For Tzedakah in Our Community

From Executive Director Donna Beyer: There's Still Time to Make a Difference - act now!

Dear Congregants,

As the year is coming to a close, there's still time to do a mitzvah and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of congregants and Tucsonans by making charitable contributions for the 2014 tax year to Temple Emanu-El and to the Mitzvah Corps.

Your charitable donations to Temple Emanu-El are essential to the health and vibrancy of our congregation, a leader in Jewish worship, study, community engagement, and celebration, and also enable us to help the hundreds of people who count on Temple for assistance. Temple Emanu-El is here to help those who are in need this winter, as we have done for 100 winters in the past, and will continue to do for 100 winters more. Your charitable contributions to Temple Emanu-El are tax deductible, and are needed now more than ever.

Read more: Mitzvah Corp

Be the Face of Compassion.
Put Your Faith into Action.
Serve Those in Need.

Our congregation has an opportunity for adults who would enjoy creating and serving a meal to people living with HIV!

poz cafe

 

Temple Emanu-El is helping with
TIHAN's Poz Cafe March Luncheon on Thursday, March 19th 2015
and we need your help. It's easy and rewarding!

Read more: TIHAN's Poz Cafe

Upcoming Events

Aug
9

Aug.09.2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Aug
16

Aug.16.2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sep
5

Sep.05.2015 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Sep
13

Sep.13.2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm

RAC Blog