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Social Action

Tikkun Olam
"Repairing the world through righteous acts and Tzedakah"
 

Our Mission Statement: To support, encourage, and enhance synagogue involvement in activities that sustain the concept of "rebuilding of the world, through righteous acts and Tzedakah

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Blood Drives

Nov, 13, 2011
AND May 2012
8am-1pm

Neveh Shalom supports the American Red Cross by hosting blood drives twice per year in the fall and spring. Call Jennifer anytime to sign up! All blood types are needed. Don’t wait for someone else to be the hero. We’re counting on YOU! Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 503.246.8831 ext. 139.

Community Warehouse - www.communitywarehouse.org

Community Warehouse is a volunteer-based nonprofit agency in Portland that provides furniture and household items to people in need. We need your donations of essential furniture, linens and household goods! We rely on volunteers to keep our doors open. Please visit our website for more information. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Eastminster Family Shelter In the cold winter months, families needing a warm bed and meal turn to Eastminster Family Shelter for help. This shelter, open to families with children and single women, is housed in Eastminster Presbytarian Church and run by Human Solutions. In spirit of Tikkun Olam, join individuals and families from Neveh shalom as they form teams to cook meals, deliver and serve them to the families staying there for the night. If you are interested in being part of this project please contact Joyce Mendelsohn,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Food Barrels

Neveh Shalom has food barrels for the collection of canned food and other non-perishables for the support of these local agencies that address the needs of the hungry in SW Portland. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 503.246.8831 ext. 139.

Neighborhood House - http://www.nhweb.org
Neighborhood House brings neighbors together to feed the hungry, house the homeless, and educate young and old. We strengthen community by providing resources to support self-reliance, economic independence and dignity in people of all ages and backgrounds.

Sunshine Pantry
Sunshine Pantry is a nonprofit food bank operated by Sharon Straus. Donations welcome. Find out more by calling 503.646.6856. Located at: 7795 SW Cirrus Drive (off SW Hall Boulevard) in Beaverton.

Habitat For Humanity

Join a group from Neveh Shalom as we work together at a Habitat for Humanity build-site. No formal construction skills or prior training is necessary- just a desire to contribute!

If you are interested, contact either Mike Titelbaum ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503 626-6265) or Steve Sirkin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 503 454-0610) to sign up and for exact times and locations.

Eastside Dates: Sunday, December 16, 2012 and Sunday, April 21, 2013

 

Westside Dates: Sunday, October 28, 2012 and Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hats for Isareli Soldiers

We are asking everyone who can knit, to knit at least one cap for an IDF soldier. The pattern can be found on the Administration table and the Sanctuary table. You can also e-mail Cathy Blair for the pattern directions. Please follow the instructions carefully. When you have completed your hat, please place the hat in the Sisterhood mailbox in the office. We will deliver your hat to Israel. For questions, call This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 503.675.1328.

Hygiene Kits

We challenge every CNS family to purchase at least $10 worth of hygiene kit items. You can also send $ donations to CNS (memo line: “Hygiene Kits”). The kits will go to Transitions Project, a Portland charity that provides showers for the homeless not in a shelter. Collection boxes are in the Eleanor Fisher Foyer and the Administration Foyer. All items should be new and unopened. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 503.675.1328.

Items Most Needed:

    • Toothbrushes
    • Tampons
    • Small Deodorant
    Also Collecting:
    • Small Tubes of Toothpaste
    • Hotel Size Conditioner
    • Hotel Size Lotion
    • Hotel Size Shampoo
    • Bulk pack Razor

      Neveh Knits & Crochets

      Are you a knitter or a knitter-to-be?  Join us for "Neveh Knits", a time to get together, chat and knit while making a difference. Bring a project or project idea, or your favorite needles and some yarn to make squares to join for baby blankets that will be donated to Legacy Emanuel's neonatal unit. All levels welcome. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

      Never Again Coalition
      www.neveragaincoalition.org

      Upcoming dates: July 8, September 9 and November 4, 2013

      Neveh Shalom is proud to be a central part of the Never Again Coalition. We are dedicated to raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur and the ongoing violence in the Congo. Through education, advocacy and tzedakah we strive to help the people in Darfur and the Congo and encourage our elected leaders to stand with us to support the people suffering there. We have many exciting plans for this year and we are always looking for new members whether you can attend once in awhile or are interested in playing a larger role. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Our meeting dates are changing, feel free to email us with questions.

      Outside In Monthly Meal
      http://www.outsidein.org

      One day a month Neveh Shalom members gather in the Neveh Shalom kitchen to prepare a main dish and salad for 60 homeless youth served by Outside In. Outside In's mission is to help homeless youth move toward improved health and self-sufficiency. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

      Shomrei Teva
      See full details on our webpage!
      Shomrei Teva is Neveh Shalom's environmental conscience. We base our actions on Torah and Talmud as we strive to inspire congregants to take responsibility for God's creation. Projects and activities include restoration of the creek side next to Neveh Shalom, regular articles for the Chronicle, Gan Tikvah - Neveh Shalom's on-site vegetable garden, a goal of zero food waste at the synagogue, and the annual Tu B'Shvat Seder. We have partnered with other faith-based environmental groups, national Jewish groups (COEJL, Hazon, and Teva), other congregations (Jewish and other) and our own Neveh Shalom religious school. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
      Portland Tuv Ha'Aretz
      www.portlandtuv.org
      Portland Tuv Ha'Aretz connects Jewish teachings and traditions with modern sustainable food and agricultural practices and is designed to engage all strands of the Jewish community in Portland around food and agriculture issues. Hazon, the national Jewish organization dedicated to "creating a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community" created the Tuv Ha'Aretz project in 2004. Portland joined the network in 2009 and is honored to be one of 44 chapters in North America and Israel. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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