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.
See our March and April Social Events below:
Saturday, March 24th
Prayer Service & March for Our Lives
Saturday, March 24th
PLEASE NOTE: NEW LOCATION FOR PRAYER SERVICE: 9:15am to 9:45 am
March begins at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Please join Nashuva Social Action as we unite with the survivors of the Parkland Florida High School Massacre at the March for our Lives on Saturday, March 24th. Fear has no place in schools, help us advocate for stronger gun control!
This Saturday morning people all over this country will gather to make their voices heard on the importance of protecting our kids and communities from gun violence.
Please join Nashuva at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA for a Prayer Service from 9:15 – 9:45 am, immediately before the Los Angeles March for Our Lives begins.
Also, people that are not staying in the hotel will need to tell security at the door that they are there for the Nashuva prayer event in order to be allowed inside. There will be security asking for room keys, but you won’t need one, please say you are “With Nashuva’s Prayer service” and will be welcomed inside. You can enter the hotel on either Grand or Olive Street.
Because it is Shabbat and because we are a community of PRAYER in ACTION we pray before we march because we believe that prayer is not a substitute for action, it is a prelude to action. We pray, because we seek to unite our highest intentions with effective and passionate engagement.
We will join together as a community to offer our prayers to God for a more peaceful world and then take to the streets to make our voices heard in pursuit of that dream.
As you know this is an issue that’s very personal for Rabbi Levy:
Dear Nashuva and Friends,
I look forward to seeing you at the Biltmore at 9:15 am for our Prayer Service.
May this Shabbat awaken us all to the call of our souls and our responsibility to create a safer and saner world, Amen
In the spring of 2000, just a year after the Columbine shooting, I was invited by the Harvard School of Public Health to be the keynote speaker at a conference dedicated to ending gun violence in our society. Every single person attending the conference had lost a loved one to gun violence, including myself. The pain in the room was palpable. Together we promised to do all we could to end gun violence. Alas, over the last 18 years the situation in our country has grown more and more heartbreaking. On average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the U.S.
Enough! Let the children lead us to a new day!
We look forward to praying and marching with you this Shabbat,
Wishing you and your family a time full of light, hope, joy and peace,
Rabbi Naomi Levy
|WHAT:||Nashuva Prayer Service & March for Our Lives|
|DATE:||This Saturday, March 24th|
|TIME:||9:15 am – Prayer Circle
10:00 am – We March!
|WHERE:||Prayer Service: NEW LOCATION!
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel
in the LOWER SOUTH GALLERIA
(located ONE FLOOR DOWN from the Business Center)
506 S. Grand Avenue
(right across the street from Pershing Square where the march will take start)Also, people that are not staying in the hotel will need to tell security at the door that they are there for the Nashuva prayer event in order to be allowed inside. There will be security asking for room keys, but you won’t need one, please say you are “With Nashuva’s Prayer service” and will be welcomed inside. You can enter the hotel on either Grand or Olive Street.
532 South Olive Street
(Downtown) Los Angeles
Email: email@example.com for further details or questions.
Sunday, March 25th
Miracle Project Production Day
Sunday, March 25th from 3pm to 5pm
The Miracle Project is a fully inclusive theater, film and expressive arts program for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities as well as for peers without disabilities. Using a ground breaking and evidence-based methodology created by Nashuva participant Elaine Hall.
Please join us Sunday, March 25, 2018, from 3pm to 5pm. We will start with Improve theater games with Miracle students, then watch some of the songs and scenes from their new original musical “185 Wilshire: A Love Story” which is premiering May 31st at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Our volunteers will help build sets, work on costumes and support the Miracle Project.
Participants must be 9 years or older and we have a 25 person limited, so please reserve your space ASAP. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|WHAT:||Interactive Production Day with the Miracle Project|
|WHERE:||Quaker Meeting House
1440 Harvard Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
|WHEN:||Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm|