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Monday, January 16, 2017

mitzvahotmonthMitzvah of the Month: January

Gym Clothing & Combination Locks

As Jews, we are commanded to care for the stranger because, as the Torah tells us, we were strangers in the land of Egypt. This month’s Mitzvah of the Month gives an opportunity to help teenage refugees who have come to San Diego from the Middle East and Africa. These students at Crawford High School need gym clothing and locks for their gym lockers so they can participate in physical education classes at school.

We are collecting combination locks (no locks which need keys, please) tee shirts and basketball-type athletic shorts for both boys and girls. The shirts and shorts can be small, medium or large sizes. Preferred colors are true blue and red, but black or grey are also acceptable. If possible, shorts with drawstrings are best.

Please bring all donations to the white Social Action barrel in the front office lobby of the Temple and know that you are fulfilling the commandment of helping the stranger in our midst. Members of the committee will deliver the donations. For questions, contact Jean Seager (619) 435-8130.

Links to Social Action Sites

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)     http://www.rac.org
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)     http://www.coejl.org
Association of Reform Zionists of America ARZA/WORLD UNION     http://www.arza.org
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger     http://www.mazon.org
The Hunger Site (donate free food)     http://www.thehungersite.com
Israel Religious Action Center   http://www.irac.org 
North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ)     http://www.nacoej.org
St. Vincent de Paul Village     http://www.svdpv.org
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans     http://www.nchv.org/standdown.cfm
Being Alive San Diego (HIV/AIDS Resources)     http://www.beingalive.org
Jewish Family Service of San Diego     http://www.jewishfamilyservicesd.org
Americans United for Separation of Church and State     http://www.au.org
Solar Cookers International     http://www.solarcookers.org
Nothing But Nets     http://www.nothingbutnets.net/

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