Social Action

The Temple Emanuel Congregation provides its members with many opportunities for social action. Our programs benefit women’s and teen shelters, the homebound and the hungry. By reaching out to people in need, we not only help to repair the world, but also strengthen our Jewish identity and provide an important example of our values for our children.

Collection for Bread & Roses Soup Kitchen in Lawrence, MABreadRoses Logo
Bread & Roses fulfills its mission to ease the hungers in our community, providing guests with a hot, nutritious evening meal and distributing food, clothing and basic life necessities to those most in need. The Temple Emanuel Community assists Bread & Roses by collecting food items throughout the year. You can help by leaving your donation in the collection box in the Temple’s coat room.

January: Long Grain Rice and Canned Vegetables
February: Pasta
March: Canned Fruit
April: Canned Vegetables
May: Tuna Fish
June: Lemonade
Summer: Lemonade
September: Canned Vegetables
October: Napkins
November: Instant Milk, Sugar, and Soup
December: Crackers, Long Grain Rice, Canned Peas, Sugar, Pineapple Chunks, Fruit Cocktail, and Vegetable Oil.

Project Home Again in Lawrence, MA 

projecthomeagainwebProject Home Again’s mission is to provide low-income families with recycled household goods, furniture and appliances necessary for them to live with comfort and dignity. PHA partners with social service agencies in Northeastern Massachusetts to ensure that your gentle used items go to those who need them most. Project Home Again is now a 5013c and will continue to serve the Merrimack Valley’s families in need. For all information regarding PHA, please go to or email them at