Social Action

At CSS, we are a community of individuals committed to Tikkun Olam — repairing the world.  Compelled by the Jewish concepts to tzedakah, tikkun olam, and mitzvot, we use our collective power to strengthen our communities and make a lasting difference in the world.  There are opportunities to for all members to participate in a wide range of activities.

Beyond the important volunteer work integral to the functioning of the synagogue, many of our members participate in projects to relieve poverty, alleviate food insecurity, protect the environment, and more.  We sponsor many social action projects and partner with other local non-profit agencies to address the needs of our community.

Some of our ongoing or annual events include:

  • Cook-For-A-Friend
  • Sisterhood Baby Shower (benefits clients of Jewish Family and Children's Services)
  • The Mark Savrin and Al Rosenzweig Red Cross Blood Drive
  • High Holiday Food Drive
  • Jewish Relief Agency Day
  • Paper and Cardboard Recycling Program

Click here for a full list of Social Action Projects.

If you are interested in any of our social action projects or have a project you would like us to support, please contact Debbie Hersh in the office at 215-677-1600 or at Debbie@shaareshamayim.org

 


Upcoming Social Action Projects:

Holiday Cookie Project
Baking on December 20 at 7pm and December 21 at 2pm
Delivering on December 25 at 10am
Bring the Holidays to our local emergency workers.  Help us bake and deliver cookies.  We'll bake in the synagogue kitchen and deliver cookies on December 25th to show our appreciation for their hard work.
 
 
Sisterhood Baby Shower
Tuesday, January 9 at 1pm
Join us for this annual community Mitzvah Project to benefit those in need in our community.  Items needed but not limited to: new clothing for babies through age 5, new bedding, diapers, bottles, formula, bathing supplies, toys.  Can't make it but would like to make a donation?  Bring your items to the synagogue office starting January 2nd.

 
Sun, December 17 2017 29 Kislev 5778