Emanu-El Driven to Care
Yearly collection drives to support our local community
Share your bread with the hungry, and take the wretched poor into your home; when you see the naked, clothe them. (Isaiah 58:7)
In Judaism, the mitzvah of Tzedekah (giving to those in need) is not considered a good deed or a generous act—instead it is considered something that should be done simply because it is the right thing to do. At Emanu-El we want to help you achieve this goal through our partnerships with various local non-profit agencies who care for others during their time of need. An easy way to do this is to donate specific items to our monthly collection drives featured on this page. Below are instructions on how you can participate.
Tzedek Council’s MARCH DRIVE:
We Got You COVERED!- Donate Umbrellas & Ponchos
for SF Youth Experiencing Homelessness
DATE: Month of March
COLLECTION LOCATION: Amazon Wish List or Foyer outside of front office
As part of our year-long effort to help serve youth experiencing homelessness, we are launching regular monthly drives that collect items needed by Larkin Street Youth Services . Larkin Street provides housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness support to help young people get off the street for good. Each month will be spearheaded by a different group in the Congregation to further integrate our social justice work into ongoing activities.
During this wet and cold month, please join the Tzedek Council in donating umbrellas and ponchos for Larkin Street youth. Please bring your donation to Temple or use this Amazon Wish List:
Have questions? Contact Rebecca Reiner.
Year-round Collection Bins:
We have clothing and household collection bins year-round at Emanu-El for St. Anthony’s and non-perishable food collectin bins for both the San Francisco Food Bank and Jewish Family and Children Services.