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As Reform Jews, we are engaged in the ongoing work of tikkun olam, (repairing our world).  Throughout our history, Temple B'rith Kodesh and its Rabbis have been known for a commitment to both social action and social justice.  We invite you to become part of a community striving to help those in need and effect social change.  For more information please click here to contact  Ayala Emmett, Social Action Chair

 

TBK is in partnership with the Rochester chapter of No One Left Behind.  The mission of No One Left Behind is to help Afghan and Iraqi combat interpreters with Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) resettle safely in the United States. 

August 9 - Click here to see urgent press release from No One Left Behind, asking people to contact their Senators to request that action be taken to save the Special Immigrant Visa program.

"In the midst of so much suffering, it was so good to see the board's support for our Partnership initiative with NOLB. This was TBK taking meaningful action, alleviating suffering and practicing inclusion of refugees in our community."

Ayala Emmett, Chair
TBK Social Action Committee

For further information e-mail Margie Searl or Irwin Solomon or Josh Herz

 

TemPro, founded by TBK members, provides emergency shelter and support for those in need.

Click here to to learn more about TemPro or e-mail Tempro by clicking here

 

 

TBK serves as a Support Congregation, and many TBK members volunteer their time, to the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN).  RAIHN assists homeless families to achieve sustainable independence.   TBK members team up with Third Presbyterian Church volunteers to welcome families in need once every three months. 
For dates and more information, e-mail Liza Robbins Theuman

 

 

Pencils & Paper serves the educational and creative needs of children in the Greater Rochester Area by providing free school supplies to teachers at high poverty schools.

For more information, click here

 

 

 

Aaron Braveman Legacy is a group that offers Kabbalat Shabbat services twice a month at Brookdale Brighton.  E-mail Gene Spiro for further information.

 

 

 

 In partnership with our friends from Mt. Olivet, TBK participates in the Supper Program at Blessed Sacrament, preparing food, welcoming guests, and cleaning up. Opportunities once a month.

For general information e-mail Gail Pogal.  To be added to the mailing list, e-mail Ruth Fried.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Parashat Lech Lecha

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