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Social Action Committee

Rinat's Social Action committee expands the shul’s Avodat Hashem by making l’taken olam b’malchut Shakai a commitment by which we live through impactful programming and fundraising initiatives to improve the lives of, and engage meaningful with, those beyond our shul community.

Ron Ennis, Co-Chair
Stuart Levi, Co-Chair
Laura Feld
Shira Forman
Ravital  Korn
Ira Roth
James Seplowitz
Mindy Warshawsky

Some of our upcoming projects include (Details of each program to be provided soon.):

  1. BOOK DRIVE: Sunday, December 10 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) to support Houston families affected by Hurricane Harvey.  We will be collecting gently used books (Pre-K to 5thgrade) for "Books Between Kids," an organization that will distribute these books to Houston’s at-risk children. Please email socialaction@rinat.org if you wish to volunteer for the book drive. 
  2. DONATE: In response to the immense devastation created by Hurricane Maria, the Hispanic Federation (HF) convened government, community and philanthropic institutions and leaders to create the UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program. The goal is to serve the immediate and long-term needs of Puerto Rico, distributing millions of pounds of food, water and essentials and supporting emergency relief and recovery projects. Rinat is committed to helping relieve this humanitarian crisis. Please consider giving to the Rinat-Unidos Puerto Rico effort. https://hispanicfederation.org/support/unidos_community/Rinatsac
  3. THANKSGIVING DAY: November 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Join your Rinat friends for a Thanksgiving morning visit to the Teaneck Police Department, Teaneck Fire Deparment and Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps to express our hakarat hatov for their service. We’ll deliver some treats and meet some of our local first responders. All ages welcome. Looking for volunteers to contribute baked goods and help coordinate.
  4. SERVE MEALS for weekday breakfasts and lunches at Eva’s Village, a soup kitchen in Paterson.
  5. GIVE OF YOURSELF Volunteer at Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, a primary care facility in Hackensack which cares for the uninsured.
  6. SAVE LIVES one dime at a time by raising money to buy bed nets under which people in malaria-endemic areas can sleep to prevent mosquito bites through The Ri-Nets Nothing But Nets team.

 

Fri, November 24 2017 6 Kislev 5778