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.


 

February 2019 Social Action:

Sunday, February 24, 2019:

KEEN LA / SINAI TEMPLE
KIDS WITH DISABILITIES BASKETBALL

Please join us on Sunday, February 24 2019, from 1pm to 4pm for a Special Nashuva Social Action event at Sinai Temple in honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month.

We are excited to be partnering with KEEN LA (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now Los Angeles) for a Sunday afternoon basketball event.

Volunteers don’t need any prior experience working with disabled individuals, and there will be training prior to each session. You don’t need to be athletic, either. Our athletes will love you just as you are!

KEEN’s mission is to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches. Their vision is fostering the confidence, self-esteem and inclusion in the community for youth with disabilities; strengthening the community through education of volunteers; and providing families with respite and a supportive network.

Everyone is welcome!

Please RSVP to https://www.keenlosangeles.org/volunteers and follow the links. For questions, email us at socialaction@nashuva.com

 

WHAT: KEEN LA Basketball
WHERE: Sinai Temple in Westwood 10400 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA 90024
WHEN:  Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm
RSVP: ASAP! keenlosangeles.org/volunteers

 


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)