SOCIAL JUSTICE SHABBAT-MARCH 22, 2019
COME. LISTEN. LEARN.
On January 31, 2018, Ethan Song died from an unintentional gun shot in a neighbor's home.
The Song family has taken a horrific tragedy that no family should ever experience and turned it into a 'raison d'etre'.
Mike Song, Ethan's Dad, will speak about the importance of passing “Ethan's Law”, currently moving through the CT legislative process and which may even become a national bill in 2019.
Dr. Angela Montgomery, temple member, Pediatrician and local group lead of Moms Demand Action, will speak about the importance of safe gun storage and support of Ethan's Law.
Come. Listen. Learn.
Social Justice Monthly Update - March 2019
See below for information on Read Aloud Day and Raise the Roof.
The next meeting is Sunday, March 10 at 10:30.
Not able to attend a meeting? Want to do something for Social Justice but have limited time? The next three events are for you!
1. Come hear the speakers at Shabbat Evening Service on March 22 talk about Ethan’s Law.
2. Donate to the Branford Community Dining Room during our Spring food drive — April 1-19. It is on-line so you don’t even need to leave your house to do it! Just watch for the links that will come to you via the shofar blast.
3. Clean out your closets in May and bring all your professional clothing to TBT for our professional clothing drive to support Ken’s Closet, May 1-May 15.
If you can, please come to our next meeting to support these programs and give us your own ideas of what you want to see us do.
Thank you in advance for your support of these and other programs!
Sarah and Tina
Read Aloud Day at Ross-Woodward: Classical Studies Magnet School
Once again, TBT participated in Read Aloud Day at Ross-Woodward Classical Studies Magnet School at 185 Barnes Avenue in New Haven on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Consider participating this year - date TBA during the fall 2019 - All are invited to participate—books are provided and light refreshments will be served. Ross-Woodward is easily accessible from Rt. 80, I-95 (exit 51) or I-91. Carpooling along the shoreline can be arranged! The children look forward to our visits and this is a wonderful chance to promote literacy and model good reading habits.
Raise the Roof Your Shoreline Habitat for Humanity Connection
Work on the 14th house with Raise the Roof/Habitat continued with our team of enthusiastic volunteer builders. The photos below show the house before work began (left) to its present state. (right).
The home should be completed by the end of the year when the keys to the house will be turned over to the Sanchez family. A dedication ceremony will take place at that time to mark the happy occasion.
For more information, go to www. raisetheroofct.org
Our Social Justice Committee works on many projects unique to TBT and in conjunction with other social service agencies. You can get involved in:
Working with Madison's Raise the Roof, TBT participates in at least two Habitat for Humanity builds each year.
Cooking for the Community Dining Room in Branford, CT.
Food drives which help to keep hunger at bay all year long for our neighbors in need.
Distributing back packs to local school children each fall.