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Introducing our Mitzvah of the Month Program!

We held a successful food drive in September aimed at reducing food insecurity in San Diego. We walked in the YCWA Becky's House "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" to End Domestic Violence in October. Keep reading to learn more about our October mitzvah!

Mitzvah of the Month

October 2018
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” for Becky’s House Supporting and Empowering Victims of Domestic Violence
“…unlock the fetters of wickedness, untie the cords of the yoke, let the oppressed go free”. Isaiah 58:6. Yom Kippur Morning Haftarah

For October, we ask that you support Becky’s House, a gender-inclusive domestic violence recovery program operated by the San Diego YWCA. One of the few such programs that supports men as well as women victims, services include:

  • Emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their children.
  • 24-hour crisis hotline.
  • Therapeutic counseling
  • Legal support.
  • Children’s and youth services.
  • Employment assistance
  • Transitional housing
  • Housing assistance.
  • Rental assistance. 

You can help by:

Upcoming Mitzvot!

November: Veterans/USO (details coming soon!)
December: Supporting Families Dealing with Cancer: donate a new children's book to Light One Little Candle in association with UCSD's Moore's Cancer Center
January: Animals: Escondido Humane Society; volunteer & donation opportunities
February: Sustainability: Food production/distribution/nutrition in association with Coastal Roots Farm
March: Help the Homeless: Purim care packages & volunteer opportunities

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.

Sat, October 20 2018 11 Cheshvan 5779