Social Action


The Year of Feeding the Homeless

Tikkun Olam is translated to mean “efforts individually and collectively to repair or heal the world.” This year, the four southside synagogues — Beth Israel Judea, B’nai Emunah, Ner Tamid and Or Shalom — have formed a collaborative Tikkun Olam committee to organize our congregations to help ease hunger in our community by providing food to those in need. During our “Year of Feeding the Hungry” we will be coordinating volunteer efforts to make sandwiches for the homeless, help out at the San Francisco Food Bank, conduct food drives, donate surplus food from our synagogues’ social events, along with other opportunities to make a positive, healing impact in our community.

 

Sandwich Bag Lunch Preparation – Volunteers from our 4 synagogues have been preparing simple bag lunches with homemade sandwiches, which are distributed by the SF Dept. of Public Health’s Homeless Outreach Program. These activities follow our Golden Lunch and Learn program.

Monthly Community Service at the S.F. Food Bank

A group of volunteers from B’nai Emunah comes to the San Francisco Food Bank every month, as part of the food bank’s Apple Core Program.  Just show up, and we’ll put you to work.

There’s work for all ages, even for a four year old.  We do whatever needs to be done, including sorting cans and bagging macaroni.

Food Banking is the last Sunday of the month from 9 AM to 11 AM. 

For more information please e-mail bonnie@bnaiemunahsf.org or call the synagogue 415-664-7373.

 

Tikkun Olam

Volunteer to Feed the Homeless

Sunday school kids help packaging food at the SF Food Bank.

Sunday school kids help packaging food at the SF Food Bank.

Tikkun Olam is translated to mean “efforts to repair or heal the world.” In 2015, the four southside synagogues — Beth Israel Judea, B’nai Emunah, Ner Tamid and Or Shalom — have formed a collaborative Tikkun Olam committee to organize our congregations to help ease hunger in our community by providing food to those in need.

Sandwich Bag Lunch Preparation

– Volunteers from our 4 synagogues are preparing simple bag lunches with homemade sandwiches, which are distributed by the SF Dept. of Public Health’s Homeless Outreach Program. These activities follow our Golden Lunch and Learn program on Thursdays.

Monthly Community Service at the San Francisco Food Bank

A group of volunteers from B’nai Emunah come to the San Francisco Food Bank every month, as part of the food bank’s Apple Core Program. Just show up, and we’ll put you to work. There is a task for all ages, even a four year old. We do whatever needs to be done, including sorting cans or fruit, and bagging macaroni.

Food Banking is the last Sunday of the month from 9 AM to 11 AM.

Volunteer at Congregation B’nai Emunah

We need help in the office, or setting up for special events.
Please contact the office if you can help out once in a while, on a weekly or monthly basis.

Shalom Bayit – Adopt A Family

Since Chanukah 2013, B’nai Emunah is participating in the Adopt A Family Program sponsored by Shalom Bayit.  We will  pair you with a needy family recovering from domestic violence and will shop for Chanukah gifts which will be delivered anonymously.

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect is a national best practice model that originated in San Francisco. Every other month over 1000 community volunteers partner with city government, non-profits and the private sector to provide a one-stop shop of health and human services for homeless San Franciscans.

B’nai Emunah members, including Rabbi Mark, have participated in the last three annual Jewish Volunteer Days at Project Homeless Connect.  These events were held in the Bill Graham Auditorium and provided food, goods, and services to hundreds of homeless people.  Rabbi Mark would like to get a group together for all day, half day or even just one hour. Contact the office if you would like to join us!