Social Action


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.

Upcoming Events:

  • Gilkeson Road cleanup

Oct. 29 – Meet at 12:30 in the Gilkeson road parking lot of Galleria

Nov. 5 – Meet in Giant Eagle parking lot on 1717 Cochran Rd.

Vests and materials will be provided. Contact Marty Altschul 412. 527.5686 or He will confirm prior to Sunday meeting time.

  • Family Promise – partnering  with Bower Hill Church

If you are interested in cooking/evening hospitality, our next date is Tues. Dec. 12. Contact Bunny ( soon and let her know how you can help!

Dates for 2018 have not been set yet.

  • Coat Drive – going on now!

Donate gently used and clean winter wear. You can drop items in the big coat box by Temple’s stairwell now through late November. They will then be delivered to SHIM.

  • Lunch Assembly for Miryam’s Place

Join us in the Social Hall on Sunday, Dec. 10th  to pack festive bags and lunches for 45 women at Miryam’s Place shelter. Torah Center’s 5th graders will also be helping us make 80 lunch sandwiches – some cheese, mostly PB&J. We will also collect and fill giftsacks with personal care items-plus socks/magic gloves/handwarmers.

Let Meg Abrams ( know if you’re interested in helping.

Contact Us

We need you to help make our initiatives a success. Please contact us if you’re interested or have any questions.