The members of the executive board often refer to the Social Action Committee as the heart of our synagogue. The committee embraces the practice of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world through social justice and mitzvot.
- Reassurance – Volunteers place phone calls and send cards and notes of support to those who are ill, grieving, or in difficult times.
- Bereavement – Volunteers attend funerals, make shiva calls, and provide emotional support for the grieving.
- Misheberach – Tapestry squares are created by congregants to be sewn into a healing quilt for use during Healing Services.
- Family Promise – CNT is one of many local religious organizations who hosts a group of homeless families for one week, two times a year, providing meals and overnight accommodations.
- Support Groups – CNT hosts many self-help support groups, AA, NA, OA & and parent / teen group, and a Caregiver Support Group. Rabbi Hillel taught, “Do not separate yourself from the community; do not be certain of yourself until the day you die; do not judge another until you are in his position…” Pirke Avot
Social Action Blessing
Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Sovereign of the universe; you hallow us with Your mitzvot and command us to pursue justice. Amen.
Social Action Activities
- Blood Drive
- Candidates Forum
- Community Clean Up
- Family Promise
- High Holy Day Food Drive
- Holiday Mitzvah Menorah at the Chanukkah Bazaar
- Interfaith Seder
- Mitzvah Day
- Nothing But Nets
- Political Forums
- Recycling Program
- Social Justice
- Spring Food Drive
- Member of Nevadans for the Common Good
What Can You Do To Help?
- Come to a Social Action Committee meeting. The meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 6:00pm
- Share with others what issues are important to you!
- Add your e-mail address or telephone numbers to the Social Action Committee Roster
- Chair an event
- Participate in an activity
Cindy Jensen, Social Action Chair