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At Nashuva we believe that prayer leads us to action. It reminds us that we are here to heal this broken world.  Nashuva is a service that leads to service.  Join our Social Action team as we serve together to bring light to some dark corner of our city.
Nashuva Social Action has been running monthly events all around the city for ten years. Our events have ranged from feeding the hungry, the environment, working with homelessness, addiction, the elderly and more.
Join us this year! We need volunteers to help at our events.  We need volunteers to lead an event.  We need volunteers to create connections and help us identify events.
Stand up and be counted!  Let us know we can count on you.
Contact Carol and/or Julie and let us know how you can help.



Nashuva Sukkot Brunch Celebration with Homeward Bound House

Home of Rabbi Levy and Rob Eshman

The holiday of Sukkot teaches us to move out of our comfort zones to experience the beauty and fragility of life.  By eating under a shelter outdoors for a week, we can become more attuned to those that have no home.

Please join us on Sunday, October 12, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, as we gather at the home of Rabbi Levy and Rob Eshman, for the mitzvah of sitting in a Sukkah and shaking a lulav and etrog.  We hope you will join us!  Bring your children to meet the Levy-Eshmans goats and chickens and join in the Sukkot celebration.

In keeping with the holiday's theme, this year we have set for ourselves the goal of fully equipping an apartment for at least one family, as they transition from homelessness to a home.  To that end, we have partnered with Homeward Bound House, a wonderful organization that provides shelter and support services to homeless families with children in transition as they get back on their feet.  Families are given the opportunity to stay together as they work on getting into a place of their own.  

Check back here and your emails soon for a list of specific items needed.

We have invited Christine Glasco, Executive Director of Homeward Bound House, to talk to us about issues related to the homeless, the scope of the problem and the different efforts Homeward Bound has currently in place.

And last, join in as we acknowledge our HIgh Holiday volunteers with a special blessing under the Sukkah.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the Levy-Eshmans on Sukkot!




Thanksgiving Celebration with Hope Street

Sunday, November 23, from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Hope Street, Downtown Los Angeles

Join us again this year to celebrate Nashuva’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon with Pico-Union Family Preservation Center/Hope Street.  This wonderful center provides services to low income at-risk families. Our joint celebration consists of a Thanksgiving luncheon, arts & crafts for the children, and gift bags for the families filled with staples and other treats. 
The families at Hope Street have come to look forward to our joint Thanksgiving celebration.  Each year, we have provided a plentiful banquet and wonderful gift bags thanks to your help.  Please help us again.  The event keeps growing and keeps getting better!
Check your email and this website for further announcements and information as to how you can help.



Tu B'svhat with TreePeople

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Come celebrate the birthday of the trees as we pair up with TreePeople to plant, weed, prune or otherwise care for our nature.
TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and nature-based solutions to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Simply put, TreePeople's work is about helping nature heal our cities.
Details for the event to follow.



Nashuva Lag B'Omer 

Please join us for an amazing Lag B'Omer Beach BBQ, Bonfire and Music at Dockweiler Beach.  Bring your musical instruments. It is a night of fun for all ages, get to know new Nashuva folks, roast hotdogs and marshmallows, watch the sunset and sit around a bonfire--pure magic!!!
It is going to be an incredible night so please take a moment right now to invite all your friends, kids, family, neighbors! 
Starting at 5 pm you can come to play frisbee, kite flying, swimming... and then music will begin at 7 and bonfire at sunset!


Nashuva is planning other events not listed here yet.  Check our website and your emails regularly as we post upcoming events. There are many opportunities for volunteer involvement at every level, from conceptualizing an event, to leading, staffing and volunteering in one or many.

You can count on the support of the Nashuva Social Action team for any event you want to introduce in the yearly schedule.
RSVP and further information for these and other events, contact:
Julie and/or Carol at





Many thanks to Scott Tansey who took and provided all photos!

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