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Intoducing Mitzvot & Mensches... 

Periodically, we'll be sending this newsletter to inform you how you can best participate in Tikkun Olam, Repairing the World. If you have a project or opportunity you think should be included, please click here to let us know.

Current Projects and Opportunities

Zoom Chat and Q&A with Matt Aronson

Matt Aronson will discuss his life's work with youth and young adult homelessness including how we can get involved in this Social Justice initiative. Tuesday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. Click here to join.

Blood Drive

Start off 5782 by giving the Gift of Life! Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. If you are healthy and able, please come in to give. To make a donation appointment, please click here to email Bunny Aronson to sign up. or call her at 617.835.4338. The drive takes place on Sunday, October 31, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Newton Community Freedge

The freedge, a 24/7 refrigerator & pantry organized by the Newton Food Pantry, provides free food and personal care products to anyone who needs them, no questions asked and no sign-up needed. The freedge is located at 420 Watertown Street. The Newton freedge joins a growing network of free refrigerators in the Greater Boston area and throughout the country.

"Honorable MENSCHion" goes to TBA congregant and current Freedge Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Riff for doing her part to repair the world.

B'nai Mitzvah Project

Jake Paltrowitz is becoming a bar mitzvah on November 13. For his mitzvah project, he and his mom (Julie Black Gollob) are volunteering at the Centre Street Food Pantry bagging groceries. While volunteering, staff indicated they need standard paper grocery bags in good condition to distribute the food to clients. Jake is collecting any standard brown paper bags in good condition. If you have bags you would like to donate, please place them in the box outside the office labeled "Jake Paltrowitz mitzvah project.” Or, you can contact Julie to arrange for pick up. 

Do you have an upcoming b'nai mitzvah project you'd like to share with the TBA community? If so, please email your information to Myriam Rofrano.

Caring Community

Interested in getting involved in caring for TBA members who are in need? Contact Susan Glickman to join our caring community and learn more about delivering meals and other items, checking in with members who are in need, and supporting those in our community in times of sadness and joy.

Knitting Group

The TBA knitters create shawls, lap blankets, scarves and baby caps to be donated to those in need. No experience necessary-all levels are welcome! The group meets outside at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings (check the calendar for dates) on the back patio when weather permits and in the Board Room in case of inclement weather. Please contact Rae Mintz with any questions.