The Social Action Committee is dedicated to helping our community in need. We are all capable of so much! Please consider getting involved to help our communities GROW!
We are currently in the process of planning other activities and welcome ideas and involvement from the congregation. In addition to ourselves, other members of the committee are Rachel Seliber and Leslie Stern.
Join us for anything and everything! If you want to be more involved or if you have ideas or questions, contact Social Action chairpersons Bob and Tammy Weiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY PROMISE METROWEST is a cooperative interfaith partnership offering hope to homeless families with children through safe transitional shelter, meals, and supportive care management as they seek permanent housing.
The CBT Social Action Committee has offered to support our neighbor, Temple Shir Tikva, in helping provide the above for a 2-week period in January and a 2-week period in March of 2017. Volunteers are needed to cook and/or serve dinners, to stay overnight at Shir Tikva, or in a myriad of other important ways.
An upcoming TRAINING SESSION is scheduled for DECEMBER 22, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, 1013 Worcester Road in Framingham. A training session is required for those who would like to volunteer at the host shelter, though there are many other opportunities through the Family Promise website to help!
To be involved in Family Promise, please click HERE for Lotsa Helping Hands-Shir Tikva to sign up. Simply click "Become a Member of this Community" and fill in your info as requested (name, e-mail address, password) to "Join Community".
Once you have signed up and become a member, watch for emails from Shir Tikva which will tell you when it's time to go onto the Lotsa Helping Hands site to volunteer.
For more information about Family Promise Metrowest, call or email CBT Family Promise liaisons Rachel (914.522.4299 or email@example.com) or MarieAnne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congregation B'nai Torah is proud to be a Welcoming and Affirming congregation! The CBT Board of Directors voted unanimously on June 5, 2014 to officially make CBT a Welcoming and Affirming congregation for LGBT families and individuals. This proposal was presented to the Board by Bob and Tammy Weiser, chairpersons of the Social Action Committee.
A statement welcoming LGBT individuals and families has been added to the CBT Mission Statement, rainbow decals have been placed on the CBT entrance sign and on our front doors, and a framed welcoming statement will be hung in the lobby. In addition, CBT's name has been added to the Welcoming and Affirming list of congregations at PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and at Keshet, a Jewish organization that has been supportive of LGBT rights.
Congregation B’nai Torah, along with many other synagogues, partners with Family Table by collecting specific items on an ongoing basis for distribution to low-income families, isolated seniors, disabled adults, the working poor, and those who are unemployed in our communities.
Family Table is a local food pantry sponsored by our friends at Jewish Family & Children's Service in Waltham. The monthly food pantry makes a BIG difference in the lives of many needy families in our neighborhoods.
For your convenience, the Family Table donation box is located in the temple lobby. Our commitment is collecting:
2016-2017 distribution dates (all on Sundays) are:
Volunteers are always welcome on any of the dates above to (1) help set up the pantry, (2) sort food donations (3) package bags for delivery, and/or (4) deliver to recipient families. Packing is done at the JF&CS offices at 1430 Main Street in Waltham.
To volunteer, please contact Lisa at Family Table by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 781–693–5593. If leaving a voicemail, please include your name, phone number, and hometown.
If you have any general questions about Family Table, please call Rachel Seliber, CBT Family Table liaison, at 914–522–4299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank all CBT members who contributed to our 2016 High Holy Day Food Drive. Thanks to your generosity, we collected nearly 130 heavy bags of high quality non-perishable food for those in need in our community.
In the past, your donations have been distributed to the Greater Boston Food Bank. In a new initiative which started last year, your donations are being distributed more locally to the Sudbury Food Pantry located at Our Lady of Fatima in Sudbury, the Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe in Framingham, and A Place to Turn in Natick.
At a time when a growing number of our neighbors are having difficulty putting food on their tables, each of our recipients has expressed tremendous gratitude for your generous contribution.
Thank you for helping our neighbors in need!