Social Action

Get involved in the Social Action programs at Temple Sinai!  It is a wonderful way to get to know the community and truly make a difference.

Habitat for Humanity
Since 2001, Temple Sinai has been part of an interfaith coalition of 13 faith-based congregations in the a Denver area, called Habitat Interfaith Alliance.  Our Sinai members have come together on Sundays to construct homes in the Denver area and have completed 14  houses as of 2016.  It’s a great way to meet new people, get some fresh air and help build a family’s future.  No prior  experience is necessary. You will learn all you need to know on the build site.  Not able to build?  There are many fundraising and awareness projects throughout the year that are fun, valuable and good for the whole family.  The actual Build days are open to adults and teens 16 and older.  The next build begins mid-April!

HIA Interview with Ali Chaied, spring/summer 2017 home build recipient

BabiesNow!
BabiesNow! is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide diapers and wipes to the most needy babies in the Denver area.  Volunteers are needed to help set up diaper drives and other activities throughout the year.

9Health Fair
Temple Sinai will serve as a host site on Sunday, April 2 for the 2017 9Health Fair.  The 9Health Fair’s mission is to promote health awareness and encourage individuals to assume responsibility for their health.  Over 100 volunteers are needed, including coordinators in for many areas.

Semi-Annual Blood Drive
Donate blood at the Temple Sinai Blood Drive.  All new and returning donors are welcome!  Please stay tuned for the next date of our blood drive! 

Knitting for Charity
We invite you to join our warm and friendly Temple Sinai community in Knitting for Charity.  In addition to knitting for charity, you can work on your own projects.  It is a way to renew old friendships and make new ones.

Milestones
Sixteen first generation college-bound seniors from William Smith High School in Aurora.  Sixteen amazing and inspired mentors from Temple Sinai.  Put them together and you have the Milestones project, which is off and running!  The mentors and students have begun meeting at least once a month to talk, laugh, share, and most importantly, figure out what the students need to be doing to realize their dreams of attending college next fall.  Whether it’s finalizing applications, compiling information for financial aid, or making sure the students are still maintaining their grades in their final semester of high school, the mentors are there to provide the support and guidance the students need to be successful.

Milestones seeks to create an emergency fund for the students to provide assistance for those unexpected expenses the students might encounter, such as a broken computer, an on-line book that wasn’t on the syllabus, or a fee that is due before their financial aid begins.  These expenses, though seemingly small, can be enough to derail a student from their pursuit of a college degree.  If you would like to help, you can make a contribution to the Temple Sinai Mitzvah Fund.  Please be sure to designate “Milestones” on your check.

Quarterly Drives
Temple Sinai will host quarterly drives to collect items to fulfill local, national or international needs. Donate or “Adopt-a-Drive” of your own.

Contact Lisa Thorner at lisa@sinaidenver.org  for more information or if you have an idea.

Wednesday, May 24 2017 28 Iyyar 5777