Family Activities

Mitzvah Weekend

A congregation's Mitzvah Day initiative which has turned its efforts to a Mitzvah Weekend, educating and learning about the weekend's theme: Foster Children. The Mitzvah Weekend began at Friday night services with a speaker, who updated congregants on the status of the local state's foster care system.

HEAL: Homelessness Ends At Leo Baeck

Combats the city’s homelessness problem by engaging in advocacy, education, marketing and direct service efforts. Community Contact Information: Leo Baeck Temple Los Angeles, CA www.leobaecktemple.org Goals: Advocate for affordable housing and other issues affecting the homeless. Educate congregants about homelessness issues.

General Social Action

A congregation's social action program which enables temple family members to participate in such programs, focused on inner-city residents. These intensified efforts resulted in greater participation in synagogue social action in and around the congregation.

Foster Care Outreach

Pairing congregants with foster children to provide gifts, arrange special events and help subsidize costs for foster parents in need. Community Contact Information: Congregation Or Ami Calabasas, CA www.orami.org Goals: Improve the dignity and quality of life of local foster children.