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Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

 

We are strongly rooted in social action!  

The CBSW Tikkun Olam team is currently focusing its efforts on feeding minds and bodies in Montgomery County. 

We continue to volunteer at the Montgomery County Food Bank; for detailed information on hunger in Montgomery County and how the Food Bank serves the community, please contact Carl Wechter or 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 your 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 plans to meet in the Moadon every other month on Sunday mornings. 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 sort and box dry goods such as canned fruit and vegetables for the hungry at Montgomery County Food Bank. We need to fill 10-14 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/

 

We also periodically prepare dinners for teens under our local Children’s Protection Services department. 

 

We are also planning to raise funds to help homeless students in the Conroe Independent School District and continue to sponsor periodic blood drives at CBSW. 

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.   

Wed, December 7 2022 13 Kislev 5783