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THe Social Action committee

CAI Volunteers spend a summer day planting, seeding, and weeding at Montclair Community Farms, and assisting in its work of engaging the community in urban farming, sustainable agriculture, affordable food access, and healthy foods


The Social Action Committee was established to engage the CAI community in performing acts of Tikkun Olam (Repair the World), and to implement a foundation for strong values.

OUR MISSION is to promote justice and compassion within the Jewish community and society-at-large. This includes activities with other religious groups and diverse communities. 

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE is a participating member of the following organizations:
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Northern New Jersey Sanctuary Coalition
  • Local Community Food Pantries, including
    Toni's Kitchen in Montclair
    Caldwell Food Pantry

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Montclair Community Farms 

  • Hosting temporarily displaced families on site within the synagogue. This includes all aspects of daily life; sleeping, meals, and activities. Our CAI and local community volunteers come together to assist in this program.
  • Providing assistance to individual asylum seekers through the following methods: transportation, medical/dental treatment, job leads, daily activities, computer access, clothing, as well as interfacing with governmental agencies for advice and counseling
  • Perpetual food drive for the local community food pantry
  • Programming to discuss modern day issues
  • Constructing homes in surrounding communities with Habitat for Humanity
  • Collaborations with other CAI volunteer groups, including: 

     The Interfaith Committee 
     The Environmental Committee 
     The Israel Committee     
     CAI Religious School

With a vast array of engagement opportunities that incorporate our Jewish values in repairing the world, we encourage you to contact us and get involved! Email our CAI Social Action Committee Co-chairs: Karen Eisenberg and Seth Fliegler    

April 19,2024 /  11 Nisan 5784