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1997 Fain Social Action Awards

Irving J. Fain Social Action Awards

The Irving J. Fain Award for Social Action was established in 1983 to recognize congregations that had undertaken significant programs of community service during the previous two years. The criteria for being-selected have evolved since that time, reflecting the tremendous number of creative social action programs throughout the Reform Movement that demonstrate the Movement's commitment to making the world a better place for all to live.

1997 Recipients

North American Federation of Temple Youth
for its outstanding and ongoing support of MAZON.

Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, NJ
for its "Partnership in Education" tutorial and mentoring program at a neighboring inner city school.

Beth Israel, Northfield, NJ
for "Manna" a project that prepares and distributes fully cooked meals for homebound people with AIDS.

Congregation Beth Torah, Overland Park, KS
for incorporating "Feeding the Hungry" into the dedication of its new building and other projects during the year.

Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA
for "Remembering the Hidden Victims: A Holocaust Memorial Program."

Congregation Rodef Shalom, San Rafael, CA
for the variety and extent of its Mitzvah Day projects.

Congregation Shalom, Milwaukee, WI
for the variety and extent of its Mitzvah Day projects.

Har Sinai Hebrew Congregation, Trenton, NJ
for its comprehensive program to provide food services for homeless families.

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, Forest Hills, NY
for its "Mitzvah is the Message" series of social action projects and programs.

Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, MI
for distributing goods collected by "The Shoe Lady" to agencies and churches in the Detroit area.

Temple Beth El, Charlotte, NC
for its "Building Bridges Through a Neighborhood Partnership" project.

Temple B'nai Israel, Clearwater, FL
for its creative "Judaism Through the Year" programs to educate the community about Judaism.

The Temple Congregation B'nai Jehudah, Kansas City, MO
for its "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration."

Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, CA
for its "Sunday Free Legal Clinic" program operated at the First AME Church in South Central LA.

Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
for its participation in the "Bosnian Student Project."

Temple Judea of Manhasset, Manhasset, NY
for "The March of Tolerance," a community wide event in support of diversity and acceptance.

 Temple Society of Concord, Syracuse, NY
for its overall social action programming.

Touro Synagogue, New Orleans, LA
for its "Low Income Housing Partnership."


1997 Honorable Mention Awards

Beth Shalom Congregation, Johnstown, PA
for its "Jewish Family Services."

Temple Avodah, Oceanside, NY
for its "Oceanside Tri-Temple Blood and Bone Marrow Drive."

Temple B'nai Tikvah, Calgary, Alberta
for its "Night with the Stars" celebrity auction.

Temple Emanu El, Cleveland, OH
for the "Temple Emanu El-Antioch Baptist Church Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Joint Celebration."

Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA
for various social action projects.

Temple Habonim, Barrington, RI
for its "Clothing for Latinos" project.

Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA
for its Mitzvah Day.

Temple Shir Shalom, West Bloomfield, MI
for "Building Relationships: It All Starts at Home," a Black/Jewish Dialogue.

Temple Sinai, Denver, CO
for its "Brandon Center Monthly Birthday Parties."

Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL
for its "Snacks for Latchkey Kids" program.

Temple Shalom, Newton, MA
for "Potatoes and Stuffing," a Jewish/Muslim gathering to provide Christmas dinner for the needy.

West End Temple-Sinai Congregation, Neponsit, NY
for various projects included in its "B'Mitzvotav/Tikkun Olam Program."

See the 1999 Irving J. Fain Award winners.
See the 2001 Irving J. Fain Award winners.



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