Special Social Action Events

Annual High Holy Day Food Drive
Every year at the High Holy days, we join other area Reform congregations to collect food for those in our community who are hungry. Food and paper products are donated to The Ark.

Maot Chitim: Feeding the Hungry
Packing and Delivery Location: 8260 North Austin Avenue, Morton Grove
Twice a year, at Rosh Hashanah and Pesach, we join with this organization to pack and deliver boxes of food to people in the Chicago area who are in need. Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate in warehouse activities.
Contact: Brian Aronson

Fall Health Fair
Sunday, October 29, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This educational and interactive event will include several types of health screenings and education on a variety of topics. Flu shots will also be offered (bring your insurance card). The Health Fair is sponsored by The Caring Community.
Contact: Terry Sachsel

Fall & Spring Blood Drives
Sunday, October 29, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Social Action Network coordinates a blood drive for LifeSource to help those Chicagoans in need of blood and blood products. Committee members and donors are always needed.
Contacts: Rachel Tzinberg and Richard Goldberg

5th Annual MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15, 2018
Make Martin Luther King’s Day a day on instead of a day off. We provide various off-and on-site social action opportunities to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to participating, opportunities for planning and “day-of” leadership are available.
Contact: Anne Robbin

G'milut Chasadim Programs for Young Families

Getting our children involved in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and G'milut Chasadim (acts of kindness) at a young age is a primary goal of our programming. Making connections and growing friendships with other young families is another. Join us once or on an ongoing basis for multi-generational programming as we bake cookies for Project Nourish, collect food for the Ark, participate in a “food stamp shopping challenge,” create “charity chests” for the home, fill activity bags for local children’s hospitals, and much more. 
Contacts: Melanie Berkowitz and Carrie Cohan

Sisterhood Social Action
Sisterhood organizes social action projects throughout the year such as collections for the Deerfield Food Pantry, creating Pillows for Breast Cancer Survivors, and sending notes to the Lone Soldiers in the Israeli Army.
Contact: Marla Goldberg