Social Action

Sinai Temple’s Social Action Committee creates innovative opportunities for the Sinai Temple community to give back. This pioneering group plans speakers around social action initiatives, increasing awareness about ways to give back. The Sinai Temple community participates in the annual Jewish World Watch Walk, fighting against genocide one footstep at a time. At Hanukkah time, many Sinai Temple families become Hanukkah Angels, adopting a family in need and ensuring that children receive Hanukkah gifts.

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Honoring Simchas Through Good Deeds

What do YOU celebrate and how do you celebrate it?
Commemorate events in your life by coming together with friends and family to fulfill a meaningful mitzvah.

Share Your Mitzvah and Simcha!

Email [email protected] and share your mitzvah and simcha with your Sinai Temple community. Your mitzvah can be announced from the bimah, featured on social media and highlighted at Shabbat morning services. Below is a list of great organizations that are always in need of a helping hand.



Jewish World Watch

Jewish World Watch mobilizes against genocide and mass atrocities through local education and advocacy programs, as well as funding projects that serve survivors of acts of inhumanity in conflict-affected regions around the world. 


Host your own Milk+Bookies book-raiser anywhere or just add it to your child’s birthday party.

Tomchei Shabbos

Volunteer as a whole family for an hour or less to put together a Shabbat dinner for families in need.

Malala Fund

Be a Champion for Girls’ Education! Request a free bag and fill it with gently used kids’ and women’s clothing and leave it for your mail carrier, postage paid.


Supplies L.A. families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for children up to age 12 by distributing new and gently used items to over 50 non-profit organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and hospitals.


Unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles.

Food on Foot

Every week, volunteers from around the city gather and help distribute food and clothing.

LA Family Housing

Helping families end the cycle of homelessness.

Project Chicken Soup

Delivers free food to people living with serious illnesses.

The Miracle Project

A multiplatform socialization program that enables children and teens with autism and other special needs to express themselves through music, dance, acting, story, and writing.


A network of agencies working together to end homelessness for families. They strive to do this by offering support services, help with housing and community engagement.

Vista Del Mar

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services’ mission is to provide comprehensive, family-centered social, educational and behavioral health services that encourage children, adolescents and their families to lead self reliant, stable and productive lives.

The Friendship Circle

Become and advocate and/or friend to children and teens with special needs.

Chai Lifeline

Brings joy to the lives of young patients and their families through creative, innovative, and effective family-centered programs, activities, and services.

Best Buddies

One-to-one friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as various donations needed by the group.

National Council of Jewish Women

NCJW is at the forefront of social change. NCJW members and supporters are outspoken champions for progressive policies at the federal, state, and local levels.

Alexandria House

Volunteer or donate to help those fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking.

Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition

GWHFC serves hot meal to 100+ people in need every night of the week, and they always need volunteers to prep and serve food.


Make holiday cards and presents for impoverished Israel children, purchase grocery store cards or school books for youth/families, donate sports equipment, volunteer when in Israel, B’nai Mitzvah twinning.

The Simmons Cancer Institute

The Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University (SIU) is a community-based patient care, research, education and outreach program established to improve cancer care. It is an effort made possible by the shareholders at Simmons Hanly Conroy and the Simmons Family Foundation who made a $10.2 million multi-year pledge to help fund the development.