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1. To promote hands-on participation in events that contribute to charitable causes and community.
2. To contribute financially to a variety of charitable organizations
3. To promote social advocacy at all levels of government and community.

If you have a desire to help make the world (and especially our community) a better place, please consider participating in the SAC. We meet once each month to discuss a variety of projects and events that we organize for this cause. You can also help us decide where to donate money from the temple’s Social Action Tzedakah Fund. SAC members incur no financial commitment….just a desire to help repair the world. Come to our next meeting, or simply volunteer at one of our many programs. We welcome your help and input. Contact:


Current & Upcoming Opportunities


Ongoing Opportunities


Programs In Which We Most Regularly Participate

Midnight Run

Midnight Run is a volunteer organization that distributes food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City.  Larchmont Temple works with Larchmont Avenue Church in doing monthly runs to help the homeless.  The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection.  The human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.  During COVID, we find it important to continue to share in conversation and much needed food and clothes with our friends on the street. . We are limiting the number of people who sort and go on runs into the city.  Volunteers can make lunches at home.  We accept clothing donations.  With your help we will purchase toiletries and other personal items, please Donate Here!   For more information contact Linda Riefberg -

Visit with the Coachman Kids 

Larchmont Temple hosts kids form the Coachman Family Center in the Social Hall for lunch and fun activities. Volunteers of all ages encouraged to attend.  For more information, please contact Vicki Ehrlich at, or Sari Winters at Organizing and leading activities for the kids from the Coachman could be a great Mitzvah Project!

Pleasantville Cottages 

LT shares snacks, plays games and runs activities with the children at the Pleasantville Cottage School in Pleasantville, a school for children with emotional or learning disabilities, ages 12-19. This is a great opportunity for kids 12 and up and adults. We meet at 12:45 PM at Larchmont Temple and drive together to spend about 2 hours with the teens. Contact or There are great opportunities for Mitzvah Projects at Pleasantville Cottages, such as “adopting” a bunk and providing birthday gifts or other items for the residents.


Bookbag Literacy Program (Ongoing)

If you would like to volunteer Saturdays from 1:30 - 3:00 PM at the Coachman Family Center, please contact Elissa Bard at We are looking for teen volunteers and parent supervisors.


Sat, January 22 2022 20 Sh'vat 5782