An old Israeli song said, "Ani Veata Neshaneh at Haolam - You and I will change the world." It reminds us that change is possible - but only when we work together. Please join with fellow members of Temple Isaiah in the task of Tikkun Olam - repair of our broken world through Social Action.
- Rabbi Craig Axler
Our tradition teaches us that each one of us is responsible for making the world a better place. At Temple Isaiah individuals of all ages have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. Below is a sampling of Social Action initiatives that Temple Isaiah is proud to participate in. Have an idea for something you'd like to see happen? Let us know!
High Holy Day Food Drive
As we celebrate our most sacred holy days, we also think of others. Temple Isaiah members take home empty bags on Rosh Hashanah and bring them back on Yom Kippur full of food to donate. Each year, hundreds of bags are collected and taken to the food pantry at Elizabeth House.
The Temple Isaiah Care Committee was established to help our congregants who are in need of aid during a difficult time in their lives, by providing meals, rides, visits, and more. If you are in need of our help or are interested in becoming a member of the Care Committee, please contact the temple office at 301-317-1101.
Cold Weather Shelter
Temple Isaiah hosts the Grassroots Cold Weather Shelter for a week each winter. The Cold Weather Shelter is housed by different congregations each week from November-March. Guests are picked up at the mall each evening and provided with dinner, showers, laundry, and a warm place to sleep. In the morning they are given breakfast and brought back to the mall. Many many volunteers from Temple Isaiah work hard through the week to make all of this, and more, happen.
Temple Isaiah also provides a meal for approximately 80 homeless people on the second Wednesday of each month at the Grassroots Day Resource Center in Elkridge. Volunteers provide the food and necessary supplies.