Social Action/Tikkun Olam


Over the course of 2019 Rabbi Blumofe and Rabbi Swedroe will lead a learning initiative that each month, will highlight different issues in our world, and what our tradition has to say about them. Please see a schedule of our Social Action learning sessions below.

Erev Shabbat, 29 November 7:30-8:45

The CAA Social Action / Social Justice Committee is sponsoring a community wide Hanukah food drive Jewish Family Services for from November 29 to December 20, 2019. As you go about preparing for Thanksgiving, or doing your regular shopping, please remember those in our community who are in need, and purchase something for this effort. We will be using the Blue Collection barrel near the gift shop, and an additional collection location in the lobby in the CAARS building.

Please –
Bring items you or your family members would eat or use
Non-perishable food in non-glass containers
With Kosher hechsher

Don’t –
Bring items on Shabbat.
Bring expired or past ‘best by’ date

Here’s a list of the most desired items.
* Canned Soup
* Prepared, shelf-stable meals
* Pasta Sauce
* Packaged Snacks – granola and cereal bars, crackers
* Canned Tuna or chicken
* Breakfast foods – cereal, oatmeal,
* Coffee/tea
* Rice
* Beans (dry or canned)
* Canned Vegetables (including tomatoes)
* Pasta/Mac & Cheese
* Peanut Butter
* Travel sized personal care items (shampoo, lotion, tooth paste, etc.)

Our goal is to collect at least 1800 items but we’d love to exceed this.

Shabbat, 28 December 1:30-2:45 

  • Cost & Acess to Education with Rabbi Blumofe and Rabbi Swedroe
  • Chanukah

Past Sessions

Wednesday, 6 March – 6:30-8:00 — Social Action/Social Justice and Chill

  • Introduction to Social Action/Social Justice with Rabbi Blumofe & Rabbi Swedroe
  • In conjunction with CAA Living Judaism class

Shabbat, 6 April – 1:30-2:45 

  • Immigration/Refugees with Rabbi Blumofe & Rabbi Swedroe

Sunday, 5 May – 11:30 – 12:30

  • Environment with Rabbi Blumofe

Tuesday, 4 June – 12:00-1:15 

  • Health Care with Rabbi Swedroe
  • Click here to see this session’s source sheet

Wednesday, 3 July – 4:30-5:45

  • Gun Safety with Rabbi Swedroe

Erev Shabbat, 2 August – 8:00-9:15 

  • Shabbat Pride dinner and Torah Study with Rabbi Blumofe

Tuesday, 3 September 7:00-8:15 

  • Racial Discrimination with Rabbi Blumofe

Tuesday, 29 October – 12:00-1:15 

  • Affordable Housing with Rabbi Swedroe