Social Action Committee                                                     
By helping others, we enrich ourselves and strengthen our own community.                                                                                                
Scheduled Activities for 2013 - 2014

- St Hugh’s Pantry Food Drive: ongoing, with special emphasis on Kol Nidre and two Synaplexes (Dec. 21, April 12) plus a speaker on topic in January or February

- Clothes drive for Springhill Lake Elementary: starting in October/November, with special emphasis on two Synaplexes (Oct.19,Feb.22)

- Blood drives: Sept 29 and March 30

- Reverse Tashlich (in which participants help clean up a local stream in conjunction with the Beaver Dam Creek Watershed Water Group): working on scheduling for a Sunday in October (possibly Oct. 6 or Oct. 13)

- CCSI Greenbelt Walk for Homeless: speaker at Friday Evening Services on October 11; walk around Greenbelt Lake on October 20

- Café Tzeddekah: still trying to work out if we can hold this on November 9 (75th Anniversary of Kristalnacht)

- Affordable Care Act: speaker on topic and possible sign-up assistance for people in the community; data TBA (aiming for November and/or December) 

- Collection for Eviction Relief and Good Samaritan Fund occurs through GILA at its Thanksgiving Service in November 

- Steve Mirsky scheduled to talk about nuclear energy and sustainability on Dec. 15 as part of Adult Ed 

- Assist with Christmas Shelter at Community Church if needed on December 24 & 25

- Exercise in Civil Discourse plus discussion of current state of the nation & State of the Union: Sunday, Jan. 26 Klatch

- Working with Sisterhood on Sustainable Potluck and Shabbat Service: March 28 

Gan Mishkan

Mishkan Torah is cultivating a small, organic garden and has joined Green Hevra, a listing of projects and organizations that are "Jewish" and "environmental."