Social Action

At Nashuva we believe that some of the greatest community-building and life-affirming experiences happen when we serve. Our mission is to serve together, as a community, to bring light to a dark corner of our city.

Nashuva’s Social Action serves many areas of need. We strive to protect the environment, alleviate poverty, support people in rehabilitation, bring joy to the elderly…and more.

Our volunteer services are carefully crafted to reach specific segments of the population throughout the calendar year. We partner with select organizations to help the elderly, homeless, disadvantaged, people in transition and, last but not least, Mother Nature.

Over the years, we’ve paired up with PATH, TreePeople, Upward Bound, Operation Gratitude, Project Angel Food, Pico-Union/Hope Street, Miriam House, Habitat for Humanity, Fruit Forward and Project Chicken Soup, to name just a few.

At Nashuva, we also understand that Social Action begins at home. In addition to serving our city, Social Action seeks to develop and nourish relationships among our own volunteers. Our events are designed for team and connection-building that has naturally led to lasting friendships among our volunteers.

Join us. We welcome your commitment at any level. Here, you will find warmth and fulfillment in selfless service to your community.

Please add your name to our Social Action Mailing List
so that you can be notified
of upcoming events.


April Social Action:

Sunday, April 22nd

12th Annual Walk to End Genocide
Sunday, April 22nd from 9am to Noon

Save the date!  Nashuva is joining forces with Jewish World Watch in support of their 12th Annual Walk to End Genocide.

The Walk to End Genocide is a community event that brings together advocates of all ages and backgrounds in one united voice to say:  “We will not stand idly by while genocide and mass atrocities occur.”

This year, Nashuva is blessed to be able to volunteer to help JWW with the event production.  That includes set up and tear down, side walk traffic monitors, booth attendees and many more opportunities.  Nashuva will also have a team for walking and fundraising.  Everyone is welcome!  Invite your friends!

Please join us on Sunday April 22, 2018.

This year Nashuva has been asked to help JWW with event production!  They need our help!!  WE NEED EVENT PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS!  (See below)

Everyone is welcome! Get involved. Walk, Volunteer. Donate.   If not now, when?

Nashuva also has a team for walking and fundraising.   Please click here to join or sponsor!

Jewish World Watch envisions a world that does not stand idly by while civilian populations are being attacked simply because of who they are. The Walk to End Genocide is a community event that brings together advocates of all ages and backgrounds in one united voice to say: “We will not stand idly by while genocide and mass atrocities occur.”

2018 LA Walk To End Genocide Volunteer Needs:


Volunteer for Sunday, April 22:
4 Volunteers for parking lot * 8:15 am to 9:50 am
8 Pre-registered check-in     8:15 am to 9:45 am
6 Walk in registration 8:15 am to 9:45 am
4 Food service * 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
10 T-shirt distribution 8:00 am to 10 am
5 Rewards Center 8:00 am to 10 am
20 Route Monitor ** 9:30 am to 11:30 am
10 Route chant callers 9:30 am to 11:30 am
3 Rewards Center 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
10 Tear Down Crew 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Set Up on Saturday, April 21:
5 Unload truck *** 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
10 Set up tents 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

*    Block can be split
**    Must be available for Saturday Walk-thru
***   Flatbed truck and dollies to move boxes will be provided

For more information about how you can be involved, contact socialaction@nashuva.com

WHAT: Jewish World Watch – 12th Annual Walk to End Genocide
WHERE: Pan Pacific Park
7600 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90036
WHEN: Volunteer Saturday April 21st or Sunday, April 22nd
Walk:  Sunday April 22nd from 9am to Noon
RSVP: socialaction@nashuva.com

 


Nashuva’s SAFE PLACE FOR YOUTH (S.P.Y.) Social Action (December 2016) was a Huge Success!

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Here’s a thank you note from (Nashuva’s very own) Renata, who initiated the drive:

Hi Nashuva! 

I’d like to thank everyone who donated to the Safe Place for Youth drive on the first Shabbat of December. They were blown away! 

The volunteer coordinator wrote to me: “It’s amazing!! It has to be one of the most successful drives we’ve been the recipient of! Thank you so much!!”
There were over 60 bags in total. Though I’m equally impressed, I can’t say I’m surprised, because I know firsthand the unique and extraordinary level of support and involvement in social action events that Nashuva members always exhibit. We have done so much for them and that’s such a beautiful thing to go into Hanukkah knowing. Of course, there’s always more you can do– contact info for SPY can be found at http://www.safeplaceforyouth.org/contact_us

Thanks again for making my vision for this drive a reality and for your incredible generosity! It’s a real mitzvah. 

Renata

Youth homelessness is a sobering problem — according to the Los Angeles Housing Authority’s 2015 Homeless Youth Count report, there are approximately 6,150 homeless youth on the streets any given night in LA County, and it is only getting worse.

Safe Place for Youth is an organization located on Lincoln Blvd in Venice that strives to inspire change in young people’s lives by engaging , building trust, and providing care and support.  Their “robust continuum of care addresses the unique needs of this population through assertive street outreach, low barrier drop-in services, health and wellness programming, case management and education and employment services.” SPY is unique in its non-judgmental setting and dedication to youth (ages 12-25)