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Social Action

Social Action has always been an important pillar of Temple life.

The Social Action Committee generally meets the second Wednesday of each month with a group of active individuals who work to provide programming opportunities in areas of political advocacy, community involvement and volunteerism. We bring issues of Tikkun Olam forward for consideration and invite the congregation to participate in a variety of meaningful projects throughout the year. Members are invited to join our committee or take part in any particular project in which they may have an interest.
Temple Emanu-El 50th Anniversary Retrospective

For further information contact Nina Diamond and Lee Weisser.



Brit Olam - Covenant with our World

Pirkei Avot: “Study alone is not enough; our tradition demands action.”

Temple Emanu-El is the first Canadian congregation to become part of a North American network of Reform congregations dedicated to a world of compassion and justice through acting together on issues of moral urgency.

Signing on to this network allows us to publicly reaffirm our commitment to meaningful social justice work, grounded in our sacred and enduring Jewish values.


Our Virtual Programming

During the COVID-19 crisis, our Social Action Committee has been busy connecting our members to issues of vital interest to our community and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).  For upcoming events, see our Temple Emanu-El Calendar, featured programs on the front page of this web site, or our Temple Emanu-El newsletter. If you would like to receive our newsletter but you are not a member, please contact us

Learn about a recent "Lunch and Learn" program HERE and watch a recording of the program if you missed it:

Upcoming / Recent Initiatives

Preparing a Meal for Out of the Cold

Sunday, Nov 12, 2023

Fun and Frolic in our New Kitchen

Steve Gauley, Karen Tabachnik, Ruth Nissan, Ruth Sutton and Adrian Herscovici

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped our efforts to provide a meal for the Out of the Cold program at Temple Har Zion.
Cooks: Adrian Herscovici, Ruth Nissan, Ruth Sutton, Lee Weisser
Clean-up: Steve Gauley
Bakers: Liz Woods, Bev Reisman, Ana Sztabinski, Lee Weisser
Organizer: Nina Diamond
Drivers: Nina Diamond and Karen Tabachnik

To help offset the costs of this program (ingredients, etc.) and other programs like it, please click HERE to make a tax-deductible donation to "Social Action".



Back to School Campaign for North York Harvest Food  Bank
Sept/Oct 2022
Click HERE for more info.


Tue, November 28 2023 15 Kislev 5784