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


Upcoming Social Action Projects:

Moe and Dot Davis Cook for A Friend Vegetable Garden
Help build our very own Vegetable Garden to support our Cook-For-A-Friend Program, helping feed low-income people in our area.
Contact Debbie Hersh in the office or at for more information.
High Holiday Food Drive
Donate your canned food today!  11,000 Jewish families in Philadelphia strugle with food insecurity.  We will be collecting: Kosher caned beans, canned fish and proteins.  Bins will be placed at the parking lot and courtyard entrances.  Everything will be donated to the Mitzvah Food Party.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 215-677-1600.  In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
Sat, October 21 2017 1 Cheshvan 5778