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Sunday, March 01, 2015

mitzvahotmonthMitzvah of the Month for February
Pajama Collection

Pajamas, the warm and comfortable night time attire that most children in our synagogue community take for granted, are not available to many needy children in the San Diego area.  To remedy this situation, Temple Emanu-El will be collecting new pajamas as the February Mitzvah of the Month.  All pajamas collected will be donated to the Polinsky Center, The San Diego County agency that cares for abused and neglected children.  The center houses 60 to 90 children every day and 2,500 to 3,000 children annually.  Last February, the Temple collected 85 pairs of pajamas.  Let's see if we can surpass that number this year.

To participate in this worthy endeavor, please bring pajamas for infants thorough children age 18, to the white collection barrel in the Temple Office lobby any time during the month of February.  Adult-size pajamas are needed for the larger children, as long as they are appropriate for teenagers.  Pajamas must be new.

For questions and information, contact Jean Seager at (619) 435-8130.

Social Action Committee Meeting
First Thursday of each month

Hunger Project at St. Vincent de Paul
First Sunday of each month

Storefront Youth Shelter Project
Second Sunday of each month

Bagel Brigade
Every Monday and Wednesday


Links to Social Action Sites

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)     http://www.rac.org
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)     http://www.coejl.org
Association of Reform Zionists of America ARZA/WORLD UNION     http://www.arza.org
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger     http://www.mazon.org
The Hunger Site (donate free food)     http://www.thehungersite.com
Israel Religious Action Center   http://www.irac.org 
North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ)     http://www.nacoej.org
St. Vincent de Paul Village     http://www.svdpv.org
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans     http://www.nchv.org/standdown.cfm
Being Alive San Diego (HIV/AIDS Resources)     http://www.beingalive.org
Jewish Family Service of San Diego     http://www.jewishfamilyservicesd.org
Americans United for Separation of Church and State     http://www.au.org
Solar Cookers International     http://www.solarcookers.org
Nothing But Nets     http://www.nothingbutnets.net/