Social Action


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 Looking for ways to get involved with Social Action/Tikkun Olam at the Temple? Below are some current options. If you are interested in volunteering, please email tikkunolam@tewnj.org and we will put you in touch with the right people

Social Action Opportunities

Although many of our Social Action activities have been put on hold due to COVID-19, there are still ways for you to be involved. For the most up-to-date information on upcoming activities or if you have an idea of a social action event you would like to lead, join us for our next social action meeting!


Mitzvah Opportunity

 Support the emergency food bags to Jewish Family Services of Central NJ effort!


Sponsored by The Mandy Reichman Feeding Program, Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey, and Temple Emanu-El. Help us pack 100 emergency food bags to Jewish Family Services of Central NJ each month! Click on the sign up to volunteer button below to find out about upcoming dates! 

Volunteering at the Food Bank

Temple Emanu-El recently coordinated a group of members to volunteer at the Community Food Bank on Tuesday, June 1.  There, they sorted and packed food supplies which will provided relief to hundreds of families in NJ.
Prior to the pandemic, Temple Emanu-El had a long history of actively supporting the Food Bank in Hillside by sending volunteers and they have reached out to us again for our help. They desperately need volunteers and you will be extremely impressed with all the Food Bank is doing in the areas of food and nutrition, education, job training, and youth programs. The facility is sanitized daily and carefully follows all COVID protocols. If you have interest in volunteering in the future at the food bank with Temple Emanu-El, please contact Rabbi Appell at vappell@tewnj.org.
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Thank you to all who donated and help pack bags for Jewish Family Services of Central NJ.

Thank you to all our volunteers, our wonderful staff and the more than 170 carloads of Temple families who came out to support our Chanukah Drive-thru, donated to Jewish Family Service toy and emergency food drives, and helped pack the emergency food bags for Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey
Thanks to you we collected a mountain of toys and a second mountain of much-needed food.

Join us for our next Tikkun Olam Meeting

Are you interested in getting more involved with social action at Temple Emanu-El? All are welcome to join us for our Tikkun Olam Meetings! 

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