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What Is Social Action & What Are Temple Members Doing?

Major Social Action Programs

Mitzvah Day, a day of caring in the community, brings together members of area congregations to prepare hundreds of meals for the hungry, sort clothes for the homeless, brighten the days of children in need, visit seniors in nursing homes, provide entertainment to children and teens, paint or spruce up an agency working to serve underprivileged individuals, or clean up outdoor parks that are enjoyed by many in the community-all in just one day. 

In keeping with Judaism’s teachings of tikkun olam, to repair the world, Mitzvah Day strives to inspire its participants to pursue social justice through social activism. Mitzvah Day was brought to Temple Israel in 2002 and has since been extended to 14 greater-Akron area congregations. See the Mitzvah Day Akron website


Summit DD connects people with disabilities to supports that empowers each individual to contribute to their own success and to that of their community. Temple Israel hosts events several times a year in our social hall for the Summit DD clients. We provide dinner and entertainment to make events special and fun. Learn more about how you can use your time and talents to help Temple Israel and Summit DD. See the Summit DD website.

Other Social Action Activities

Other initiatives that fall under the Social Action Committee are a Children’s Services drive, interfaith initiatives, and Antisemitism awareness.

Do you have some ideas to share? Do you want to become involved with the Social Action Committee to help out people in our community? Please contact the Social Action committee through the contact form.

Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyar 5784