Direct Community Service Programs
Mitzvah Day is an annual, congregation-wide service day when we come together as a community to perform acts of Tikkun Olam. The day includes over fifty different activities and involves over 600 congregants. It is a day filled with amazing spirit, energy and love. Click here to visit the 2012 Mitzvah Day page.
Community of Adult Social Action (CASA)
Are you interested in volunteering for the day with other members of our TBE community? We are building a program just for you. Sign up to learn more about our one-off volunteer opportunities that you can enjoy as part of our CASA team!
Click Here to visit the CASA page
Mishpacha Mitzvah Missions (M3) – Family Social Action
TBE’s family social action program, Mishpacha Mitzvah Missions, or M3, is designed to engage children between the ages of 5 through 12 with their parents in meaningful Tikkun Olam. During each mitzvah mission we perform direct hands-on service and learn about the organizations and people we serve throughout the Greater Boston community. M3 programs are planned to address key community issues such as issues including hunger, homelessness, civic participation, disabled youth, the environment, animal safety, sacred aging & more. (Note: all M3 events take place on Sunday afternoons from approximately 1:00- 4:00 p.m. with dedicated time for text-based learning in order to place our work within a Jewish context.) For more information, contact Michelle Black at email@example.com.
TBE’s Literacy Program is part of a national initiative working in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) designed to help ensure that all children learn to read. TBE’s literacy volunteers read one-to-one with children in grades one through three at the Potter Road School in Framingham for one hour each week. Training is provided. No prior tutoring/teaching experience is required. The experience is rewarding and enjoyed by all!For more information, contact For more information contact Wendy Cultice at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Zimmerman at email@example.com.
Community Cooking / Meal Prep & Delivery
Ronald McDonald House: Help prepare Sunday dinner or holiday meals for families in need. Several times each year we ask you to prepare a main dish, vegetable side, salad or dessert in the comfort of your own home and drop your donations off for delivery. For more information, contact Diane Schuster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Promise Metrowest (formely MIHN)
Family Promise Metrowest (formerly MIHN) is an interfaith nonprofit organization that provides shelter, meals and support services to homeless families on their way towards independent living. Help prepare and/or serving meals, welcome “guests” and assist parents with their children’s needs -- be it homework or playing games. Click here to view their website and sign up for events. Click here to view items they need donated. For more information, contact Judy Zimmerman at email@example.com.
Wingate Nursing Home
Visit, pray, sing with the residents of Wingage Nursing Home as we host a Shabbat service every other Friday from 11 – 12 noon. For more information, contact Michael Sporer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team TBE helps support so many great causes
TBE particpates in and sponsors many causes as a team or as individuals such as Relay for Life, Pan Mass Challenge, Alzheimers Association, Epiphany School, Dorchester and more!
Relay for Life
June 16-17, 2012
DeFazio Field, Needham
Join TBE'S team in our Olympic effort to stomp out cancer
Sign up or contact a co-captain, Mimi Burstein or Jane Brown to learn more.
TOP 10 REASONS TO BE PART OF THE TBE RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM
10. One cannot Relay by oneself. ("re-lay: n. 1. an act of passing something along from one person to another person, group or station". Webster's Dictionary)
9. The camaraderie you'll experience being part of a "team" to achieve a common goal
8. Actually doing something to help rid us of the endless battles against cancer. You can walk 10 feet or 10 miles. It doesn't matter
7. Registering makes the spirit of the TBE team 'richer' far more than the $10 registration fee!! (and you'll get a T-shirt .... really .... walk or not!).
6. Walk the walk --- talk the talk --- who've you been wanting to catch up with? Grab them and register both you ... or all of you ....come walk and talk --- you'll be glad you did.
5. It is proven fact that walking gets your endorphins moving too --- THAT alone is worth the price of registration!!!
4. Food, fun, entertainment and even Havdallah at sunset --- again worth the $10 registration fee.
3. Make new friends --- build community --- MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
2. If you actually know no one touched by cancer, unfortunately, you will --- and if you walk --- you'll never feel helpless or as though there's nothing you can do. You've done it.
And the #1 reason to Relay:
To help TBE's team support the American Cancer Society so they can continue to do their work in research, education, advocacy and patient care!! We DO make a difference.