Current Social Action Projects

We could use your help with:

Chanukah Carnival
The carnival brings a festive atmosphere to the Temple and brings some funds to SAC and the religious school. Let’s make it a good festival this year!

  • We need volunteers to help with setup and running booths.
  • We need baked goods for the bake sale.
  • We need silent auction items.

Catholic Charities, December 24th-25th
As part of the season of Tzedakah, SAC will be sponsoring a dinner at Catholic Charities on Christmas Day. Tami and Tom Brennan, as the lead volunteers, will be doing a remarkable amount of work to feed 150 on Christmas Day, but they need our help.

  • Make a dessert (should be something cut into pieces that can be easily served).
  • Help cook on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Tami and Tom will be at the Temple all day preparing food. Stop by to help.
  • Help serve food on Christmas Day at Catholic Charities. Preparation will begin at 2pm and the food will be served 5-7pm.

Contact Rosie Moosnick if you can help with the Chanukah Carnival or the Catholic Charities dinner.

Catholic Charities, Compassionate Caravan Ministry
Sign-up to be part of the Compassionate Caravan Ministry helping the unsheltered during severe weather (see description below). Perhaps enough of us could volunteer to have a “Temple Caravan”!

Catholic Charities has started a “new” effort to reach the unsheltered during the most severe weather: we send teams of folks out from 8-10pm looking for those who need a ride, extra blankets, etc. We have about 25 folks signed up to be “on call” –no obligation for any nights, just if it works with their schedule. We do a training on the first night they go out and they are paired with a veteran volunteer. If you are interested, contact Ginny Ramsey

Bread Transport
We could use your help on Monday mornings to pick-up and transport bread from Beaumont Kroger’s to the Salvation Army. Contact Bruce Engel

Fair Trade Products
We are looking for someone to lead the effort to bring fair trade products to TAI. This would be a great project for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah student. Contact Rosie Moosnick to learn more


A sample of our projects is listed below. Volunteers are always needed and much appreciated. Please contact Rosie or Deborah if you would like more information or if you would like to propose a new social action project.

Ashland Elementary School: Temple volunteers assist our neighboring public school with a range of activities from tutoring in classrooms, working with children in the garden, judging the annual science fair, and collecting food for the “Blessings in a Backpack” program. 

God’s Pantry: Representatives from the entire Jewish community meet at God’s Pantry on the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Volunteers sort or pack food to be distributed to the homeless or hungry in Kentucky. TAI also sponsors God’s Pantry food collection throughout the year and an annual High Holiday food drive.

Kentucky Harvest: TAI participates in “Kentucky Harvest”, which involves collection of donated food from grocery stores for distribution at homeless shelters. We have two weekly routes and need more individuals to step forward for once a month deliveries or fill-ins.

Hope Center: Members from TAI prepare and serve several dinners at the Hope Center shelters for homeless men and women. Funds raised by the Social Action Committee are used to purchase food. In addition, donations of food are gratefully accepted for use in these dinners. The committee periodically collects fruit for the Hope Center at Friday night Shabbat services.

Other projects sponsored by the Social Action Committee include the Hanukkah carnival and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march.