The mission of the Social Action Committee is to make Judaism’s commitment to the principles of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) an integral part of everyday life within the temple. The committee meets monthly to organize projects and events that educate the congregation and provide meaningful experiences through which we can repair our world.
Annually, the committee organizes or participates in:
- High Holy Days Food Drive
- Inland Valley Hope Partners Walk for the Hungry and Homeless
- Project Angel Baby Shower
- Community Thanksgiving Feast
- Ner Shel Tzedakah – Chanukah gift appeal for David & Margaret Home
- TBI Mitzvah Day
- The Los Angeles Area Big Sunday
- Social Action Shabbat
- LGBTQ+ Respect Shabbat
- Refugee Resettlement Program
- Homeless Meals with INSAN
- Fiddleneck Family Farms with Uncommon Good
- Ongoing food collection program
TBI is a synagogue partner of Jewish World Watch which works to mobilize synagogues, their schools, their members, and the community to combat genocide and other egregious violations of human rights around the world through education, advocacy, and refugee relief.
TBI is also a member congregation of ICON (Inland Communities Organizing Network), a collection of religious institutions, unions, schools, and non-profits committed to bringing about social change in our communities.
The TBI Board of Trustees adopted a motion from the Social Action Committee in 2017 to have TBI become part of the Welcome Campaign sponsored by HIAS, a Jewish-based refugee organization. By signing on to the HIAS Welcome Campaign, TBI commits to being a “welcoming congregation” and engaging in refugee issues in at least one meaningful way each year, such as education, advocacy, direct service, or tzedakah. Additionally, HIAS will provide TBI with ongoing support, resources, and access to a network of communities that support welcoming refugees and who are responding to the global refugee crisis. For more details please view the TBI HIAS Announcement.