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Visit a different social action website each night of Chanukah.
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) presents educational resources on responsible energy use for Chanukah programming.
Families donate gifts or money to charitable organizations instead of exchanging gifts on the sixth night of Chanukah.
Tzedakah project focusing on the mitzvah of tikkun olam during Chanukah.
This project is now in its third year at Congregation Shir Tikvah (Troy, MI).
The Temple has built a strong social action program which has seeked to mazimize opportunities for members to be involved.
Congregation involves local Jews in building a house with Habitat for Humanity. Community Contact Information: Temple Emanuel Roanoke, VA www.va007.urj.net Goals: Build a home for a family in need of housing.
Collect and distribute books to under-resourced classrooms or disadvantaged families.
Youth prepare weekly lunches for the homeless. Community Contact Information: Temple Adath Israel Lexington, KY http://www.lextai.org/ Goals: Teach religious school students about homeless.
Lecture-film program about the community in Billings, Montana, who joined together in response to acts of hate.