Temple Chai is committed to Social Action and Social Justice, and our community is heavily engaged in Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World). Social Action and Social Justice engagement is embedded in all areas of Temple Chai life starting with our Early Childhood Center students all the way through our elderly community as well.
To join one of the Social Action committees or to learn more about Temple Chai's social action and social justice efforts, please contact Kaylie Medansky at (602) 971-1234 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Chai has three primary Social Action Committees focusing on three strategic priority areas: Housing and Food Insecurity, Immigration Reform, and General Mitzvah Projects.
Some highlighted programs of these committees include:
Family Promise - Four weeks a year, Temple Chai hosts homeless families on our property. During a hosting week, our community comes together to provide a hot meal, a place to sleep, fun, and friendship. Opportunities for volunteering and/or providing meals exist. Please contact Kaylie Medansky at email@example.com to inquire about volunteer opportunities. Click here learn more about the Family Promise organization.
PB & Fluff - On December 24th, the Temple Chai community comes together to make peanut butter and fluff sandwiches for St. Vincent de Paul. Each year, Temple Chai makes and donates thousands of sandwiches. Click here to learn more about St. Vincent de Paul.
Mitzvah Mall - The Ellen Woodnick Mitzvah Mall promotes G’milut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness) within our community and provides a meaningful holiday gift-giving alternative for our community. The Mitzvah Mall is a fair of non-profit organizations which promotes charitable giving. It is similar to a vendor fair. Every student in our religious school and community members come to the Mitzvah Mall to shop among the charities that are represented at different stations. At each station, donations for a particular charity may be purchased in amounts ranging from $1 to $18 in exchange for a certificate stating how the donated money will be used by that organization.
Temple Chai engages in year-round collections for several local organizations. Please contact the Temple Chai office to schedule a time to drop off a donation in one of our collection bins at (602) 971-1234. Organizations and items we collect on an ongoing basis: Computer Equipment - PCs for Refugees takes no longer needed computer parts, desktops or older laptops, even if they don’t run or turn on, and transforms them into extremely powerful and useful tools that will help refugees get back on their feet. Click here to learn more about PCs for Refugees.
Clothing and Household Goods - NourishPHX (formerly known as ICM Food & Clothing Bank) provides services for the working poor in Phoenix. Click here to learn more about Nourish PHX.
Thank you for the generous grant to underwrite Social Action staffing and programming at Temple Chai. Your support allows Temple Chai to deepen our work in tikkun olam and guide us toward success in addressing the most critical issues affecting our society.
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