Tikun Olam: Social Action This Month at TIS
Our High Holy Day Tikun Olam Projects – Now through October 12
During this time, TIS will participate in two important projects. Hand Up Food Pantry Food Drive and Handbags of Hope Across America. We are deeply committed to both programs and encourage you to participate with your support. All contributions may be brought to Tifereth Israel and be left with our guard during the following times:
- Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Closed September 28
- Or bring your contributions to one of our in-person (by reservation) events.
- Silverman Preschool families are welcome to bring their contributions at preschool drop-off and pick up.
Unable to get out but want to offer your support…we’re here for you!
If you’re unable to get out and purchase food for our Hand Up Food Drive or items for our Handbags of Hope Across America, we’ll be happy to do the shopping. You can make an online donation (put your contribution in “other” and indicate the purpose in the comments box) or call the office and someone will call you back. We’ll do the shopping for you.
Hand Up Food Pantry Food Drive
Each of us can make a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing food insecurity.
Fill a bag with 5 pounds of non-perishable food items. All donations will be distributed throughout San Diego by Jewish Family Service (JFS). Items needed include, but are not limited to:
- Peanut Butter
- Dried Beans
- Mac ‘n Cheese
- Canned Tuna
- Canned Soups
- Boxed Stuffing
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Fruit
JFS provides comprehensive human care services to people of all ages and faiths.
Handbags of Hope across America
Tifereth Israel is happy to participate in Handbags of Hope, a program through the San Diego Police Department, dedicated to collecting handbags filled with toiletries and more. The handbags are distributed to women escaping domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, poverty, and life challenges.
What to Do:
Fill a handbag (new or gently used) with NEW products. Some Suggestions:
- Adult Items: Shampoo, conditioner, baby wipes, lotion, body wash, deodorant, cologne, razors, toothbrushes, Q-tips, cotton balls, oral care, combs, brushes, socks, journals, pens, etc.
- Children’s Items: Small games, small coloring books, crayons, markers, small books & comics, small games, writing pads, etc.
We will share your contributions with SDPD for appropriate distribution.
JFS Safe Parking Program
Under the current CDC regulations we’re taking unprecedented precautions. All donated items must be prepackaged. This photo shows all prepackaged items from our last opportunity. Volunteers will also need to follow specific guidelines. Email us and let us know you would like to help. Someone will then be in touch with you.
For those under 18 years old
Anyone under the age of 18 years old who is participating with us you must fill out this waiver and bring it with you.
We wish to thank those who supported our July Safe Parking Dinner Program:
Ben Dishman | Annette Feigenbaum and Norman Kort | Anne Heller | Eva Isaak | Sheila and Jeff Korn | Phil Lorang
Elana Schiff | Yosi Sherman | Barbara and Bill Sperling | Mark and Kira Thomas | Tifereth Israel Sisterhood
Monday, October 12th | Monday, November 16th | Monday, December 14th
Jewish Family Service (JFS) Safe Parking
Every night, JFS operates a Safe Parking Program for unsheltered San Diegans living out of their vehicles, many of whom are experiencing homelessness for the first time. As these individuals and families work to lift themselves up out of a difficult situation, many are making a nightly choice between buying food or purchasing gas to get to work and school. Creating further barriers to stability are the isolation and lack of social support that so often accompany homelessness.
The Safe Parking Program provides a welcoming environment, meaningful resources and tools, and dignified support to help families stabilize and transition back into permanent housing. With holistic services focused on basic needs assistance, employment, family wellness, school success, financial education, credit repair, and housing, our goal is to create a pathway out of homelessness while being a support to people where they are now.
Mark your calendar
- Monday, October 12
- Monday, November 16
- Monday, December 14
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beth at 619 697-6001, ext 108 and let her know you would like to participate.
Hand Up Youth Food Pantry
In partnership with JFS, we’re committed to fighting hunger and making sure that everyone in our community is food secure. In addition to our annual drives during the High Holy Days and Purim, there is always a collection bin in our lobby throughout the year. You do not need to wait until a specific time to bring in items. Feel free to bring a non-perisahble item (or two or three) whenever you’re coming by TIS. Donations need not be kosher.