Social Action Projects
Helping One of Our Own. Lori and Donald Redman have been active members of Tifereth Israel Synagogue since the Navy brought them to San Diego in 2011. The family contributes to the different programs run by the synagogue and have been a huge asset to our “kitchen crew.” They enjoy the friends they have made at Tifereth Israel and the sense of community within the congregation. Their children, Hannah and Aaron, both attend our Abraham Ratner Torah School.
Not long ago, Lori was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Currently, Lori is undergoing chemotherapy.
Both of the children suffer from Celiac Disease. Each child has a different reaction to gluten, but it makes both of them extremely ill if ingested. Cross-contamination is a constant concern and therefore, we are unable to ask individuals to prepare food in their own homes.
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- Be Good to Your Future — Recycle. We all have the responsibility to heal the world. Recycling can be part of that. To learn more about our recycling partnership with One Earth, click here.
- In this, the wealthiest country in the world, no one should go hungry. Tifereth Israel Synagogue has been an active partner with Hand Up Youth Food Pantry and we are committed to ensuring that members of our community do not go hungry. Throughout the year, we ask that you bring non-perishable food items to donate to this worthy local food bank.
Volunteer: It’s Good for the Heart
Our Volunteers: We Couldn’t Do it Without You!
Our Chanukah celebration was so much fun. Each family decorated a fabric runner to use under their Chanukah menorah. Our Torah School elective class asked us to support their efforts by adorning placemats to be delivered during the holiday for Meals on Wheels clients. As the sun set, we gathered for a beautiful candle lighting followed by joyous singing of all our favorite Chanukah songs.
This event was supported by the tremendous efforts of Michelle Gurr-Barbour, who cut and sewed all of our runners; Judy Rosenthal and Ira Sherbak, who implemented a meaningful tzedakah project; and by a terrific kitchen crew of Dan Benner, Thomas Morris, Don Redman, and Stephanie Siegel.
Jewish BIGPals: A Mentor. A Companion. A Friend.
Jewish BIGPals provides one-on-one mentoring for children by matching them with caring Jewish adults. Big Pals are 19 or older who are carefully screened, trained, and supervised. They provide friendship and enriching experiences for Jewish boys and girls, Little Pals, ages 6 to 16. Little Pals are from families who may have experienced the loss or absence of a parent.