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Read all about our current Mitzvah of the Month, what we've already accomplished, and what's planned in future months!

Upcoming Mitzvot!

 Mitzvah of the Month:
March double header!

March, Part 1:


Help the Homeless with Care Packages
Following the idea of mishloach manot for Purim, we are putting together care packages for the homeless. Our goal is 100! Todah to the families who have already donated items!


When: NOW through March 15! Remaining needed items listed below! Keep scrolling!
Where: Ner Tamid
What: 100 care packages! Our kids will assemble them at Hebrew school, then you can keep a few for distribution on-the-go and we will deliver the rest to JFS for distribution.

 

March, Part 2!


When: March 31, bright & early!
What: Join Sophia Noorollah, the Noorollah family, and Team Ner Tamid for Sharon's Ride for the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego! 5k Run/Walk or 15 mile Bike while wearing your Ner Tamid t-shirt!
Where: Mission Bay

 

Join the team or donate here


April 2019 Mitvot

Join us in making sack lunches for clients of the Interfaith Community Services.  The Interfaith Community Services was founded by a handful of diverse faith groups who address the needs of low-income, homeless, and under-served people in North San Diego.  Every morning, hungry people receive a hot breakfast and are able to take a sack lunch with them to get through the day.  On Thursday, April 4th at 4:30PM, please join us at Ner Tamid and help make sack lunches for people struggling in our community.  You can help with donations to make these lunches, help prepare the lunches, or both! Please click out this link where you can sign up to bring something. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44abab2ea7f58-sack

May 2019 Mitzvot

Join us at the Escondido Humane Society where you will be learning about their farm animals program (treating animals with respect) and taking a tour of the facility, as well as meeting an animal or two.  They may have a volunteer opportunity for us, but we will not know until it gets closer. We will be meeting at 3500 Burnet Drive Escondido, 92027 on Sunday, May 5th from 1PM-3PM

 

Previous Months

We kicked off our Mitzvah of the Month program in September 2018 after announcing the new program during High Holy Days. Our first mitzvah was aimed at reducing hunger insecurity in San Diego. We collected food between Yom Kippur and Sukkot which was donated to the Jewish Family Services (JFS) "Hand Up Food Pantry."

Would you like to help more on this issue? For more information about JFS programs that provide local food assistance, please visit their website. Interfaith Community Services in Escondido is another excellent local resource for food assistance. You can find information on their programs here.

 

In October we participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes through the San Diego YWCA's Becky's House programs to end domestic violence. We look forward to making this an annual event, supporting this nationally recognized program that helps women, men, and children transitioning out of violent situations into independent, peaceful lives.

In November 2018, we Engaged & Gave Thanks with our local interfaith community. Cantor Bromerg co-led 2 interfaith services to show our gratitude for a supportive interfaith community during these times of increased antiSemitism and violence.  If you'd like to learn more about our local interfaith organizations, please visit the POINT or Escondido Together websites.

December 2018
Books for Cancer Patients

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Light One Little Candle

 

It's time to announce our December Mitzvah of the Month! This month we are donating books through an organization called Light One Little Candle

Their mission is to encourage cancer patients who are also caregivers to continue to bond with their children throughout their illness by reading books together that have nothing to do with cancer. The idea is for patients to get lost in classic and funny stories about life, like The Velveteen Rabbit, Winnie-the-Pooh and The Little Prince. You can read more about it on their website.
 
How to Participate: You can participate by donating a new children's book, cash, or a Barnes & Noble gift card in December. There are collection boxes in the sanctuary, and we will have a representative from Light One Little Candleat the Shlock Rock concert on Saturday, December 8th. If you are coming to the concert, bring your book or cash donation then! (Get your concert tickets here)

Where will my donation go? The foundation is  currently operating in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, California, Maine, Utah, Maryland and New Jersey. Locally, these books will go to UCSD's Moore's Cancer Center.
 

January: Balboa Park Cleanup: 10th annual Martin Luther King Day of Interfaith Community Service at Balboa Park. https://www.fumcsd.org/10th-annual-mlk-day/ Make it a day ON, not a day off! Monday, January 21st from 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

 

February: Bal Tashchit - do not waste! Learn about composting as we focus on the mitzvah of not wasting! Learn from an Armstrong Garden Center pro about composting and discuss how we can implement it at Ner Tamid (and at home!)

Mon, March 25 2019 18 Adar II 5779