Social Action at Congregation B'nai Israel
Turkey Train

Since 2009, members of Congregation B'nai Israel have joined together to donate turkeys for those less fortunate at Thanksgiving.  Matherne's Market at Kenilworth has partnered with us to make each Turkey Train a success.  This year, we collected 116 turkeys and brought them to St. Vincent de Paul's kitchen, helping them to feed thousands of people throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.  To learn more about the "Turkey Train" and/or to find out how you can be a part of this important project, contact Jessica Yellen.

Give 2 The Troops
 
We are collecting items for care packages for our United States military troops.  There are currently 20,000 troops that are requesting help.  A collecting box is placed outside our Temple Office.  For a list of requested items, please visit:
 

Habitat for Humanity

Join this annual mitzvah project in helping to build a home for a needy family in Baton Rouge.
 
 
Mitzvah Day
 
Our annual Mitzvah Day is scheduled for Sunday, March 30, 2014.  For more information please visit Mitzvah Day at Congregation B'nai Israel.


Men's Club Shopping Spree

This is a wonderful opportunity to help underprivileged youth provide gifts for their family during the holidays.  The families we support would not be able to experience the holiday season like most of us, and this shopping spree helps to provide meaningful and essential gifts like clothes, shoes, kitchen appliances and other materials that help make everyday living a little easier.  Partnering with Macy's, the Big Buddy program, and countless volunteers we raise money to purchase gift cards that are used by the children to purchase holiday gifts for everyone in their families.  This program has been going on for approximately 40 years.  Check the December calendar for this year's event!



   

 

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