Sign In Forgot Password

Social Action (Tikkun Olam)

We are strongly rooted in social action!  

Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World. The CBSW Tikkun Olam team is currently focusing its efforts on combating hunger in Montgomery County through a partnership with the Montgomery County Food Bank. For detailed information on hunger in Montgomery County and how the Food Bank serves the community, please contact Brian Andes.

We focus on three areas: Food, Money and People.  Our request is that everyone ask, "How can I help?" Our team has developed a collection of activities that span the congregation in terms of both age and personal interest. Which makes of these makes sense for you, your family, and friends? Take a look and let us know how you'd like to participate.

If you'd like to be a part of the planning for either individual activities or overall direction, the Tikkun Olam team meets the third Monday of every month in the Social Hall at 7:00 PM.  Please join us! If you're allergic to meetings but would like to participate in individual activities, please let either of us know.

Carl Wechter and Brian Andes, Co-chairs

FOOD


Every year on Rosh Hashanah, the WoodSY youth group distributes grocery bags to the congregation to fill and return on Yom Kippur, which Woodsy then brings to the Interfaith Food Pantry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONEY


Tzedakah collected by CBSW helps us support Montgomery County Food Bank as they purchase food for the hungry. Money can be inserted in the CBSW Tzedekah box outside the sanctuary (your kids are already doing this on Sunday mornings!), by dropping a check in the office, or by clicking “Donate” on the upper right of this page (please select “Social Action” at the bottom of the donation list under “Type”).

Remember: Each $1 buys 5 meals for the hungry!

 

PEOPLE


On the First Friday of every month, we partner with Hindu Temple of The Woodlands, to sort and box fruit & vegetables for the hungry at Montgomery County Food Bank. We need to fill 15-20 spots each month to fulfill our commitment. Click here to register and then sign up for specific available dates:

http://cbshtw.mcfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/

 

As well, click the link below if you can’t join our First Friday sessions but still want to help at the Food Bank at times that work better for you: https://mcfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/

Through Social Action, we have:

...collected bags (630+ lbs.) of groceries for the Interfaith Food Pantry during the High Holidays.  

...donated bags of food & cleaning supplies for those adversely affected by Hurricane Imelda.

...in partnership with the Hindu Temple of The Woodlands, boxed 3,800 lbs. of groceries, providing the hungry with 3,100 meals.

...donated more than $375 in Tzedakah, which has bought 1,875 meals for the hungry in Montgomery County.

...donated additional funds to the Food Bank that were proceeds from a 2020 lunch/dialogue with the Islamic Center of The Woodlands.

...volunteered hundreds of hours at the Montgomery County Food Bank to sort and box food for the hungry.   

Fri, August 19 2022 22 Av 5782