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Housing and Homelessness

A synagogue can work to gather cold weather garments for area homeless shelters.

Target Groups: Multi-generational Social Action Program

An interfaith county-wide rotating homeless shelter.

Contact Information:

Temple Isaiah

Lafayette, CA


The Temple began a program in which congregants teach what they know best to homeless residents at a neighborhood shelter.
During the High Holy Days and following month, congregation collects packages of underwear to distribute to local homeless community.


Various houses of worship pledge to open their facilities throughout the winter to homeless men in the community who need shelter, food, and transportation.
A congregation's initiative to enthuse congregants to participate in community service projects.
The Temple revamped its Social Action Committee by creating pledge cards in which congregants can indicate which type of Social Action projects they are interested in doing and how often they are
Temple members fulfill a mitzvah by picking up complimentary bottles of shampoo when traveling on vacation. Afterwards the collected items are donated to an area homeless shelter.
Beth Hillel's Intergenerational Retreat
A synagogue initiative to work with the local Interfaith Shelter Network over the Christmas holiday to provide assistance to people in need.

Temple Solel