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Social Action

Social Action’s mission is to assist the TBE congregation in applying our Jewish values to promoting social justice through aid, education, and advocacy.

If you would like to be placed on our e-alert list for volunteer opportunities and other news related to social action in our community please contact Ed Davidson.

Social Action Board meets on Mondays from 7-9 pm.

Advocacy and InformationEach year the SAC focuses on long-standing and newer programs involving advocacy efforts, social justice, and exploration of pertinent issues. These efforts change year to year, and we hope that the congregation will take an interest in these projects. We welcome congregants to bring ideas for new projects to discuss at our yearly retreat.

Please consider donating your unopened, unexpired, non-perishable, non-Passover food to the BDFP. Our patrons would especially appreciate pasta, cereal, crackers, cookies, cake mixes, rice, canned and dried beans and most products containing corn and its derivatives. Please leave your food in our bins in the coat closet near the gift shop. Thank you all in advance.
Ellie Davidson, BDFP co-chair


Programs & Affiliates (click on heading for more information)

Ann Arbor Reform Temple Youth (AARTY)
Alpha House
Family Shelter
Back Door Food Pantry
Back Door Food Pantry Garden
Food Gatherer’s Community Kitchen at Delonis
Human Rights

Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ)
Mitzvah Day (Congregation-wide program)
Rotating Shelter
Social Action Shabbat
Social Action Service Opportunities for Families with Young Children & Youth (arriving shortly)

Jewish Social Justice Resources: Organizations include American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Rabbis for Human Rights, URJ Social Action Committee, URJ Religious Action Center (RAC), and the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC)

Other noteworthy Social Action/Justice programs: We invite TBE members to submit information on organizations in our community, nationally, or abroad that work towards fulfilling the mission of Tikkun Olam and we will select a few to feature every few months. Those listed here are from our own SAC members. (will be updated shortly)

Community News and Events: click here for more details

Social Action Wish List