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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

mitzvahotmonthMitzvah of the Month: September

New & Used Children's Books

During September, we will collect children’s books for two San Diego projects.

Words Alive was founded on the belief that those who value reading and understand its connection to all aspects of life will thrive as lifelong learners. Words Alive also trains volunteers who help children in schools and at risk teens. Used books which are donated will go to this project.

Light One Little Candle was developed so that cancer patients could strengthen their bond with their children, grandchildren or others in their lives through reading together. Here in San Diego, books will be distributed through Moores Cancer Center at UCSD Medical Center. This project can only accept donations of unused books.

We are collecting books appropriate for children from infants through age 15, in either English or Spanish. Please note that books for children ages 10 – 15 are especially needed.  Bring your book donations to the white barrel in the lobby of the Temple office building, and the Social Action Committee will sort and deliver them.

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

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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/

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