Social Action Committee

The social action committee is a group of congregants of all ages who enjoy working together to perform tikkun olam – doing our small part to help repair the world. We welcome new people and new ideas, so please join us!  All meetings are on Sunday mornings at 9am.  The dates are January 20, February 10, March 3 & 31 and May 19.

Our present projects include:

  • Helping to house the homeless through the Brewster Emergency Shelter Partnership
  • Knitting and crocheting beautiful prayer shawls for Connecticut Regional Hospice
  • Helping at the soup kitchen in Brewster
  • Young families preparing and delivering baskets of holiday goodies for our older congregants
  • Collecting food, warm clothing, and other essentials for organizations that benefit those in need throughout our area
  • Collaborating with our religious school to host an annual intergenerational breakfast, at which the entire congregation is invited to come together to share breakfast, a lovely concert by our religious school students, and meaningful conversation across the generations
  • Helping the college committee send holiday packages to our college students
  • Providing rides to temple events for any senior congregants who need them

We invite you to join us, to help with any of these projects or to suggest new ones. Whether you can help a little or help a lot, we’d love to meet you! For more information please call the temple office at 845-279-4585, email us at, or come to our next meeting.

The TBE College mailings are now being coordinated by the social action committee. We plan on sending out a mailing for Hanukkah and baskets to the senior members of our Temple family. Anyone wanting to have their student included in the mailing should send their contact information to