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THe Social Action committee

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. The Social Action Committee is a participating member with the following organizations:

  • -Interfaith Hospitality Network -
  • -Northern New Jersey Sanctuary Coalition -
  • -Local Community Food Pantries including Toni's Kitchen in Montclair
  • -Habitat for Humanity -
  • -Montclair Community Farms -


Annual and Ongoing Events:

  • - The hosting of 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 and       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!

Contact our CAI Social Action Committee Co-chairs:

Karen Esienberg  and  Seth Fliegler    


CAI Volunteers spending 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.



May 25,2020 /  2 Sivan 5780