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Evolution of a Social Action Congregation

A congregation's commitment to Social Action initiated two comprehensive projects. The first was an annual three-day trip for underprivileged students which takes place at URJ Greene Family Camp. The second project, which was done as a fund-raising effort, the committee began offering intra-congregational shalach manot baskets, thereby performing the mitzvah of sending food packages to friends and relatives on Purim. In addition to these projects, the Steering Committee created the Mitzvah Messengers program to encourage the congregation's children to become involved in the community.