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Taking Action

Shir Shalom offers meaningful opportunities to get involved and give back.

Social Outreach Committee

We are a group of congregants committed to the idea that Shir Shalom can be a partner in promoting kindness and help to those in need. We have “adopted” a group home and visit during Jewish holidays, and we participate in community needs as they arise. Shir Shalom cares. If you would like to join our group, please contact: Mirel Verhoeff

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

More Opportunities

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. 

Check back soon for more dates.

More Events

Social Outreach Events

More News

Social Outreach News

Tikkun Olam

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.

Tikkun Olam
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