The CBS Social Action Committee supports our community by sponsoring and assisting with programs to help families and individuals in need. It also promotes social justice through the incorporation of Tikkun Olam into all congregational activities. Our committee readily welcomes assistance from members of our congregation at large, Brotherhood, Sisterhood and our youth, to accomplish our mission. This includes both financial as well as non-financial support.
Current priorities include but are not limited to support of Popsie’s Pantry, Washington Township Schools, domestic violence shelters, Family Promise (IHN), and Gleaner’s Food Bank.
We also partner with the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and other organizations throughout the year to support their varied community efforts.
Gleaners Food Bank
Gleaners’ mission is to lead the fight against hunger in central and southeast Indiana by collecting, storing, and distributing food to those in need. Gleaners distributes food to hungry Hoosiers through a network of more than 230 partner agencies, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.
Every year thousands of Hoosier families have food to eat because of gracious and compassionate volunteers. Because of their generously given time and effort, they can collect and distribute more than 2 million pounds of food each month.
CBS volunteers at Gleaners 3-4 times yearly.
Popsie’s Pantry provides dry and canned goods and fresh produce, along with household items and toiletries, to both Jewish and non-Jewish individuals who qualify for food assistance and/or require kosher food in Marion County. This is a vital program serving the most vulnerable populations in the greater Indianapolis area.
CBS has partnered with Popsie’s Pantry by conducting food collections during the High Holidays and Passover.
Coburn Place empowers victims of intimate partner abuse to live as survivors. It provides safe, transitional housing that offers supportive services to victims of domestic violence. It has 35 apartments and provides assistance to single parents and their children.