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Social Action

Mitzvah Programming

The Tikkun Olam Council of Temple Sinai sponsors one or more collection projects, involving a variety of different things, for people in need. Hands-on action projects also take place throughout the year.

You can join one of our committees and donate your time to one of our projects. Whether you are interested in, or concerned about, AIDS, our blood donor program, the environment, homelessness, hunger, literacy, senior citizens, or World Jewry, we have a place for you and the members of your family, young and old.

If you are unable to give the gift of your time, a financial donation is always greatly appreciated. Even a small contribution will help us to fund our ongoing programs and commit to new ones.

Social Action Events


Social Action


This year our Temple Sinai religious school students will be making lasagnas one Sunday each month for distribution by Jewish Family Services. Each student will be asked to bring in specific food items on their assigned Sunday. We will provide the rest. As a class, they will work together to prepare lasagnas “made with love”. Any adults interested in participating and /or supervising on any of the following dates, please contact Amy Ritell at

Schedule for Lasagna Making: (Sundays)
October 15: 7th grade
November 19: 6th Grade
December 17: Chanukah Chooplah (all classes will participate)
January 21: 5th Grade
March 18:  3rd Grade
April 22: 4th Grade


Being in the hospital is no fun – having to spend Shabbat there is even worse. Temple Sinai brings bags of challah, grape juice and greetings and delivers them with a smile and a “Shabbat Shalom” to members of the Jewish community who are admitted to Stamford Hospital. If you have a little time to help us build the bags or deliver them on a Friday afternoon, email Lee Ann Heller for more information.

The first Monday of every month at 4:30pm

Once a month for the last 20+ years, committed individuals have gathered to prepare a few hundred sandwiches to deliver to local soup kitchens and food pantries. They have become a close-knit group and would love your help. For more information, contact the temple office.

Friday, December 25

Each year, Temple Sinai members serve the afternoon holiday meal at New Covenant House Soup Kitchen. While much of our greater Stamford community is celebrating but those without enough to eat are still hungry and we are ready to help. Roll up your sleeves because everyone has a role to fill. For more information, please contact Sally Kelman at 203.322.0518

This group of members has been quietly cooking and serving an entire meal for the hungry at the New Covenant House once a month for many years. They receive no great public praise for their hard work but you should know about their efforts. If you’re interested in supporting their work by volunteering or donating to The New Covenant House Soup Kitchen in Stamford, please contact Marc Bennett or Stu Madison .

For at least 20 years, Temple Sinai has served dinner to the women at Inspirica (formerly St. Luke’s Lifeworks) women’s shelter in Stamford on the second Sunday of the month. The menu is e-mailed to all the volunteers and each person who can make something that month replies. Contributors only volunteer when they are able.

A lovely meal is served for about 25 women. The women at the shelter always get excited when they see us. They say we make the best food. (We take great pride in our meals!)

Join us! You can do it as frequently or infrequently as you wish. You can have a child join you. It’s a great lesson. On the way home you will experience that elated feeling of having done a mitzvah! Please contact Judy Katz (203.322.3083).

Sunday, May 6

Our members are doing “mitzvot” (good deeds) all the time but, once a year Temple Sinai comes out in force to make a difference in our temple community and the community at large. Starting early and ending with a good old-fashioned BBQ, participants can choose from many types of activities. Some require getting your hands dirty and others simply opening your heart. To register yourself, suggest a project or for more information contact Monica Schlessinger.

Wed, April 24 2019 19 Nisan 5779