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.
Featured Collection Drive, November/December 2017: Toiletries for homeless men staying at Winter Interfaith Shelters
DONATE TOILETRIES FOR HOMELESS MEN IN SAN FRANCISCO WINTER INTERFAITH SHELTERS!
Next time you go to the dentist or you stay in a hotel, please ask for a donation of supplies to give to the homeless! Every year, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Before the night ends, we give each man a toiletry bag, filled with essential needs to stay clean such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, etc. Drop your donation off in the bin in the Temple Main Office Foyer.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Reiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-751-2541 x170. Thank you for your support!
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: