The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Congregation M’kor Shalom
850 Evesham Road
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
Target Groups: Multi-generational Social Action Program, Adults
Congregation M’kor Shalom is receiving the Fain Social Action Award for their remarkable ongoing, overall Social Action Program. Over the past five years, the goal of the Social Action Committee at M’kor Shalom has been to transform itself from a small band of committed volunteers into the mid-wives of a Social Action congregation. The dream was of a congregation which integrated the values of social justice into its worship, study, communal activities and board discussions. To that end, the committee we developed an extremely dynamic, comprehensive social action program that involves hundreds of congregant families throughout the year.
M’kor Shalom is located in a relatively affluent suburban community. Less than ten miles away, however, is Camden, New Jersey, the 5th poorest city in the country, where there are many living without the essentials of life. Much of the congregation’s social action program involves partnerships with organizations in Camden that are serving the poor, homeless and hungry population of that city.
Such programs include:
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