Members of all ages are encouraged to join and participate in congregation Schaarai Zedek’s Social Action Committee. Leading the charge to perform community service, the committee works with various local agencies such as Metropolitan Ministries, Habitat For Humanity, The Spring (shelter for battered women), Jewish food bank, and a host of others. Our congregants serve in soup kitchens, stock the food bank pantry, lend a hand “Blitz Building” homes and many other activities that contribute to improving the quality of life in the Tampa Bay area for those less fortunate.
The work of the Social Action Committee reflects Schaarai Zedek’s commitment to our community. It is deeply embedded in our traditions and beliefs and put into action on a continuing basis. Together with the religious school, the Social Action Committee helps to coordinate our annual Mitzvah Day. Throughout the year food donations are collected and delivered to the Jewish Food Bank. The Committee meets monthly to brainstorm and seek out new opportunities to help those in need. The Social Action Committee has sponsored forums on topics of interest to the congregation as well as spearheaded holiday gift collections and Passover donations for needy families and seniors.