Social Action

Our Theme for 2016-2017: Think Globally – Act Locally

Proverbs 31:9: to “speak up, judge righteously, champion the poor and the needy.” It is not simply a matter of charity, but also of our responsibility to respond to hunger, homelessness, and injustice.

Our Principles

  • Community building within Temple Emanuel as well as throughout the South Hills and beyond
  • Promote Temple Emanuel and community events that champion the poor, the needy and the stranger in our midst
  • Advocate for social justice in an inclusive, non-political way
  • Engage new members in social action and social advocacy activities.

Projects for 2016-2017

  • September 2016: High Holiday Food Drive
  • September 27-28, 2016:  Family Promise Hosting at Bower Hill Community Church
  • October – November 2016: Winter Coat Drive for SHIM
  • December 2016: Fifth Grade Family Day Lunch for Miryam’s Place with personal care giftbags
  • December 2016: Mt Lebanon Unity Rally
  • December 27-28, 2016:  Family Promise Hosting at Bower Hill Community Church
  • February 2017: Project Prom collection
  • March 14-15, 2017:  Family Promise Hosting at Bower Hill Community Church
  • Spring 2017: partnering with Women of TE on foods for Prospect Park – stocking SHIM shelves
  • May 2017: partnering w/TERMS on Memorial Day collection of swimsuits for SHIM summer day camp
  • June 13-14, 2017:  Family Promise Hosting at Bower Hill Community Church
  • Summer 2017: serving kids free summer lunches in Baldwin

Ongoing Initiatives

  • Monthly preparation of meals for clients of Miryam’s Place
  • Knitting/crocheting lap blankets/preemie & chemo caps/scarves to donate
  • Literacy campaign
  • 2nd Season and possible expansion of Community Garden on TE grounds to yield produce for area food banks
  • Ongoing collection of food, personal care, and other needed items for SHIM, Miryam’s Place, and other social service agencies
  • Support for new projects that incorporate social justice themes

Contact Us

We need you to help make this initiative a success. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this worthwhile community building endeavor.