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Social Action Committee 2017-2018 Annual Report

In the past year (June, 2017 – May, 2018), the social action/adult education committee has been rather active.
The Adult Education and Social Action committee decided to meet conjointly. Since so many of our events seemed to fit well under either committee and we often found ourselves cosponsoring various events, it seemed more efficient and economical for us to begin meeting together. This has served to increase committee size and provided the committees more input as we consider projects going forward. The two committees can easily begin to meet separately again with little disruption having already worked so well together, should the need arise.

 In June, 2017, the committee sponsored a “Sing Along with the Rabbi” event
 In October, 2017, the committee sponsored a forum for local political candidates prior to the general election last November.
 The committee sponsored, along with Rabbi Karol who led the event, an “Interfaith Conversation”.
 The committee was asked to co-sponsor several town hall meetings by local elected officials
 Along with the local NAACP, the committee co-sponsored a very-well attended tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring a speech he made at Temple Emanuel in Worcester, MA in 1961.
 The committee is sponsored, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of El Paso, on April 29, our first “Mitzvah Day.” This is our initial year providing this Good Deeds Day service as part of the Federation. It is a unique opportunity for members of the synagogue to provide some service in an organized, collective way specifically sponsored by the synagogue, to a selected charitable community organization. The committee chose the Mesilla Valley Hospice as the organization to which we would like to provide this service this year. This is beyond the many individuals who volunteer for many different organizations from within our congregation.
 Upcoming, there will again be a committee-sponsored “Sing Along with the Rabbi” event this year in June with more information to follow. For this Sing Along, I believe the year we will be “singing along” with is 1968.
 In the past, the committee has done some events during the year focusing on a particular theme. For this upcoming year, the committee is considering a number of events with a central theme of “Walls.” This is still in the discussion and formulation stage.

 Other programs or opportunities may well present themselves during the year which the committee may decide to address, so more voices on this committee are always welcome. If there is an interest in becoming part of this active committee or more involved in some of our events, please contact Ned Rubin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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