Shir Shalom offers meaningful opportunities to get involved and give back.
Rhoda Bloom Kosher Food Pantry
We collect peanut butter, boxes of tea bags, and boxes of cereal as well other Kosher, unopened, non-perishable foods to distribute through our food pantry. Drop off your contributions at our Synagogue collection boxes to help the food insecure in our community.
You can also make a donation and we’ll do the shopping for you! Just make your check out to Congregation Shir Shalom and note that it’s for the food pantry.
Welcoming the Stranger - Protecting the Refugee
The Torah commands us to remember that we were once strangers in a strange land. That tenant of our faith gives us an empathetic understanding of the need to help the immigrant, the asylum seeker, the refugee. Our Shir Shalom family is committed to enacting this commandment and embodying that empathy. We are always prepared to mobilize and collect urgently required supplies for newly arrived refugees whenever the need arises. Keep an eye on our event and news feeds below as well as congregational emails for opportunities to take action.
Bottle Redemption Program
Organized by our Men’s Club, do your part to make the world a little greener with the added benefit of supporting your Shir Shalom family. Drop off your recyclable cans and bottles at the Can In Cash Out Bottle Redemption Center in Nanuet. Let them know you’re dropping off on behalf of Congregation Shir Shalom, and the 5 cents per bottle/can refund goes to benefit our community.
ShoeBox Recycling Program
Run by our Sisterhood, this program helps to promote environmental sustainability while combating socio-economic insecurity. Drop off your pair of gently worn men’s, women’s, or kids’ shoes at our Synagogue collection boxes. They must be in reusable and re-wearable condition - this means no holes and nothing mildewed or torn. Bonus: while we’re helping to recycle and redistribute shoes that typically end up in landfills, Shir Shalom receives money to directly benefit our community when we send in our donations.
Accepted: Sneakers, Dress Shoes, Casual Shoes, Work Boots, Sandals, Heels, and Flats
Not Accepted: Ski Boots, Winter Boots, Roller Skates or Blades, Ice Skates, Flip-flops, Crocs, Slippers, and Single Shoes
Stay tuned in to our upcoming events for more ways to get involved and give back, and read more about our commitment and work to repair the world below.
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Social Outreach Events
Led by our Social Outreach Committee, we are dedicated to the work and the responsibility of repairing our world by promoting kindness and helping those in need.