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.
How to help:
- View our wish-list below and drop off your donations at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, SF, Monday – Friday, 9 am-5 pm, or bring your donations with you to Shabbat services.
- Make an online donation by using our Amazon wish-list (link in the featured drive section).
Please only donate items of good quality and only items that you would either use yourself or give to a loved one. For our gently-used item drives, when donating please keep in mind that we are giving them to others to help them feel good, not because it is better than them having nothing
Don’t forget to save these items for monthly collection drives throughout the year:
August: School supplies for Back on Track
September: Non-perishable foods for the SF Food Bank
October: Child Halloween Costumes for Hamilton Families
November/December: Toiletries for Winter Interfaith Shelters
January: Multicultural books for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy
February: Warm coats & jackets for One Warm Coat
Year-round Collection Bins: