The Social Action Committee is comprised of BSTC congregation members who are interested in helping to raise our community's awareness of social needs and gain their participation in taking action(s) in support of the Jewish tenet of Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World). We conduct monthly meetings January-May and September-December each year to support the planning of awareness programs and speakers, as well as activities that require fundraising or direct participation by congregation members.
Some of the guest speakers we have sponsored recently include the Executive Director of the Southwestern Office of the Anti-Defamation League and the Coordinator for the Arizona branch of No More Deaths. We also have the Director of Development for the Youth On Their Own (YOTO) program on our upcoming speakers list. Some of our current projects include providing school supplies for our local school district's Title 1 students, collecting non-perishable food items for our local Green Valley Food Bank, participation in our annual Walk for Hunger fundraiser, participating in a monthly communication activity for YOTO students, and participating in the annual community Mitzvah Day activities. We are currently organizing an annual inter-denominational Day of Thanksgiving meal and program to begin in the fall of 2019.
If you are interested in joining the Social Action Committee please contact Gary Melton at Tel. #: 253-257-7090 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more committee information.