Social Action Committee
As our near and far communities reach out for help,
we at PTBAS have shown compassion, love and
strength. Thank you to all who contributed to our gift
card drive to assist those in the Houston area who
have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Our
connection was very personal since Toby Greenberg
is living in that area and, as of this writing, we have
been able to send over $500 in gift cards to
Congregation Jewish Community North. We have
heard back from their Rabbi Jonathan Siger with
much gratitude. Our annual Rosh Hashanah food
drive is underway and we will again supply bags of
unexpired and non-perishable food to the Center for
Family Life. Bags will be available at services and can be brought to PTBAS through Sukkot. We also have an option to make a donation to Mazon either on their website, www.mazon.org, or by check in the
envelopes available at PTBAS. Thank you to all who
have helped us provide for others in our community.
As a member of the Interfaith Coalition of Brooklyn
we are able to offer social action opportunities as a
congregation and as individuals. Both the Children of Abraham Peace Walk and Interfaith Symposium on September 10th were opportunities to gather and
learn. An Interfaith Columbus Day Walking Tour is
being offered by the Coalition with a visit to The
Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park on October 9th including a guided tour and a bring your own picnic lunch. No charge but it does require an RSVP. At this writing the date has passed but we are sure they will take latecomers if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group is meeting at the Newkirk Plaza Q/B station at 10am, rain or shine, on October 9th.
We have instituted our Social Action Email Alerts and will continue to keep you informed of upcoming
opportunities. We are looking forward to joining
forces with TBE to make our social action reach even greater! Thanks again to committee members and congregants for ideas and for taking action! Chag Sameach … have a wonderful Sukkot and Simchat Torah.
Susan Sysler, Chair