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Saturday, August 23, 2014


Mitzvah of the Month for July and August
School Supplies

Summer is traditionally a time when many stores have school supplies on sale before students return in the fall. Some schools now operate year-round as well. Please consider purchasing a few extra things to help students who can’t afford basic needs. We consider this mitzvah such a high priority in the San Diego community that we will be collecting in both July and August.  We will help students of various ages with this month’s collections. Donations will go to Hillcrest Youth Center, Sunburst Youth Housing and Mi Escuelita program of South Bay Community Services.

In July and August, we will collect school supplies such as these:
Pencils, pens, fine point markers, washable markers
Spiral notebooks
Glue sticks, white glue
Computer paper
Paper: Colors and card stock for printers, white for drawing
SAT prep books with CD for practice
Canvas for art projects
Paper clips, binder clips, brass brads
Blank CDs

For any questions, please contact Mitzvah of the Month Chairs Aaron Borovoy at (619) 890-9182 or Marilyn Ponseggi at (619) 444-9163.  Bring your donations to the white barrel in the lobby of the Temple office building, and the Social Action Committee will deliver them to appreciative students.

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

Food Drive for Mama's Pantry
Third 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/