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SOME (So Others Might Eat) - Casseroles
SOME opened as a small soup kitchen in 1970 and with the help of volunteers now provides a nourishing, hot breakfast and lunch every day of the year. TI participates by creating casseroles for SOME to serve--a great activity for volunteers of all ages.  For casserole drop-off times, contact Stephanie or David Rubin.

Martha's Table - Van Run
Help support those who are hungry by joining us as we drive a soup-and-sandwich van one Sunday a month, serving dinner to homeless men and women on the streets of downtown DC. Learn more by contacting Gene Herman.

Shepherd Elementary School - Sunday Afternoon Tutoring
Since 2000, adults and teens from TI and the Shepherd Park neighborhood have tutored students in reading and math and helped review homework. The weekly hour can make a tremendous difference in academic performance by boosting students' self-confidence and strengthening skills learned in school. Email Shepherd Tutoring Program for more information or sign-up for tutoring.

Rosh Hashanah - Food Delivery
TI members participate in the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)'s  annual food package delivery to the less fortunate members of the Jewish community,  typically on the Sunday prior to Rosh Hashanah. To volunteer, contact Larry Baizer.

Christmas Meals
TI members cook and serve over 300 Christmas lunch meals to residents of four local homeless shelters each Christmas. We also give out small gifts, and our children take special pride in helping to wrap these gifts at the locations where the meals are served.  All are invited to help prepare in advance as well as serve food. We also welcome contributions to help defray the cost of the meals. To learn more, contact Gene Herman.

Passover Food Delivery
Help brighten someone’s Passover by helping to deliver dozens of bags of holiday groceries to Jewish seniors, immigrants and others in need as identified by local Jewish agencies. Deliveries are picked up at TI, usually on the Sunday morning before Passover,  and drivers are equipped with directions to households that will be expecting a delivery.  For more information contact Larry Baizer.

Juniper Street Collections
We collect food, clothing, and other items throughout the year for schools, shelters, others in our community. The collection point is in the Juniper Street lobby. 
To learn more contact Jeri Roth Lande

Support for Refugees
We are committed to facilitating the integration of refugees into the local community. To that end, TI members are supporting a family from Syria by helping them to take advantage of local resources and ensuring they proceed on their journey to becoming Americans. We also endeavor to share up-to-date information on the overall refugee situation with the congregation.  To learn more, contact Gene Herman.

Thu, September 24 2020 6 Tishrei 5781