Our congregation's commitment to social action focuses on a variety of projects in the spirit of tikkun olam to help the community and world.
In addition to Thoughtful Thursdays, Achduth Vesholom has an annual High Holy Days food drive to assist local food banks, including Community Harvest, Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, and Associated Churches. Take a grocery bag home on Rosh Hashanah and bring it back on Yom Kippur filled with non-perishable items. Our Hanukkah food drive also helps in the community. During Purim, we ask everyone to bring boxes of macaroni and cheese to use as groggers during the service and then donate the items to the needy.
The Temple Youth Group selects tikkun olam projects annually to assist a variety of organizations. Our Religious School students participate in tzedakah projects.
Our members support MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, including encouraging our b'nei mitzvah students to donate a portion of their gifts to feed the hungry. We ask our members to support MAZON, especially during the High Holy Days and Passover.