Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00
Teens at Temple Sinai have engaged in various social justice projects over the past few weeks. This month, over 60 students in grades 7, 11 and 12 volunteered at the soup kitchen at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York City. They helped set up for dinner, served the guests and assisted with cleanup. They also assisted with distributing clothing to the guests. Many of the students brought food and clothing items to donate to the kitchen.
Tenth grade students visited in the Religious Action Center (RAC) in Washington, DC. The students met up with hundreds of teens from all over the United States for a weekend dedicated to learning about the pressing issues facing the U.S., including climate change, health care, and Darfur. The students then had the opportunity to meet with representatives of Rep. Gary Ackerman and Senator Charles Schumer’s offices to deliver speeches they had written over the weekend on the issues about which they felt most strongly.
Additional ongoing social justice teen projects include a ninth grade symposium on hunger and an eighth grade Chesed Brigade, in which students raise money for worthwhile causes and participate in projects to assist those in need.
Temple Sinai of Roslyn is located at 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights. For information on these projects or any other school or Temple programs, contact Lauren Resnikoff or Ethel Liebeskind at 621-6800. Or visit our website at: www. mysinai.org.