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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

Joan Enker
Laura Feld
Shira Forman
Ravital  Korn
Ira Roth
James Seplowitz
Mindy Warshawsky

Our current activities include:

  1. SERVE MEALS for weekday breakfasts and lunches at Eva’s Village's soup kitchen(more info below), located in Paterson.
  2. MENTORSHIP FOR JOB INTERVIEWS, help prepare clients at Eva's Village prepare for job interviews (more info below), located in Paterson.
  3. GIVE OF YOURSELF Volunteer at Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI). There is an exciting opportunity to volunteer at this medical facility. BVMI provides primary care to the uninsured working poor in our area. All applicants are fully vetted prior to being accepted as a patient. BVMI is looking for both general and healthcare volunteers. A wide variety of needs and skills would be useful to the facility. A regular commitment is preferred. The facility is open during regular business hours and Thursday nights until 7. A limited number of Sunday opportunities and options to participate remotely are available.
  4. Each year, half a million people in Africa die from malaria, and another 400 million get sick from this disease. Since malaria is generally spread by mosquitoes, a solution as simple as sleeping under a protective mosquito net can dramatically reduce the incidence of this deadly disease. We are partnering with the Against Malaria Foundation to raise money for the purchase of these nets. The Foundation has already provided over 71 million nets, saving countless lives!

    It costs only $2 to buy a net, and our goal is for every member of the shul to buy at least one. Please help us achieve 100% participation in this easy life-saving tzedaka!

    Click on this link to donate through our Rinat team the Ri-Nets! https://www.AgainstMalaria.com/Ri-nets​​KIDS: If you missed our event and want a tzedaka box to decorate and use to collect for the nets, you can pick one up any time from the box on the porch of 400 Winthrop Rd. When you fill your tzedaka box, you can drop it off on the porch at the same address.

Eva's Village volunteer opportunities

SOUP KITCHEN

Eva's Village Soup Kitchen was founded in 1982 to help feed the hungry. The kitchen has since grown, and now serves up to 400 guests in their soup kitchen and 350 men, women and mothers with children in their housing, amounting to 1,300 meals each day. Help feed the growing number of homeless and working poor by volunteering in Eva's Village Soup Kitchen.

Weekday (Monday-Friday) Breakfast shift from 7:45am-10:30am; Lunch shift from 10:45am-1:00pm

Location: Eva's Village 393 Main Street Paterson, NJ 07501

Dates are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  To sign up to volunteer, please click this link to email socialaction@rinat.org (a pre-populated email is generated)


The Workforce Development Program is a volunteer led program whose goals are to empower, mentor and prepare clients with the knowledge, courage, and tools necessary to successfully find a job. Volunteers works with men and women of the Eva's Drug Addiction Halfway House to help them get ready to job search and get a job. Help these men and women develop resumes, learn how to interview, and learn basic computer and Internet skills that will help them in their job search.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-12pm; Wednesdays 10am-12pm (Thur has the greatest need for volunteers)

Location: Eva's Village 393 Main Street Paterson, NJ 07501 4th floor

To sign up to volunteer, please click this link to email  socialaction@rinat.org (a pre-populated email is generated)

Tue, October 23 2018 14 Cheshvan 5779