“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 



Social Action Committee Mission Statement

On three things the world stands. 

On Torah, On service [of God], And on acts of human kindness.

As a Social Action Committee, we wish to live according to Torah by doing service and by performing acts of loving kindness. We share a sense of collective responsibility to help others, particularly those in need, and a commitment to make our community and the world a better place.

If not now, when?

Where there is a need in our community, we are commanded and compelled to fill it, indeed, to be proactive.

Whosoever preserves a single soul…scripture ascribes merit to him as though he had preserved a complete world .

Every act of Tzedakah has an impact; from sending a consoling card to feeding the community. No act is too small.

And you shall teach them diligently to your children…

We wish to educate others about the needs of the community and the value of taking action.


Thank you from Forestdale

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work to help make the Forestdale Toy Drive go viral! The outpouring of support from the Forest Hills Community was outstanding and still makes me smile! At last count we have raised over 1,000 gifts!!! That means every child in our care will receive one, if not two gifts, this holiday season. The Holiday Party was a lot of fun, the kids were thrilled to receive presents, see a magic show, and dance the night away. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Kala DeStefano
Community Engagement Coordinator
Forestdale, Inc.

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Every Monday evening, in every season, the student-run HUC-JIR Soup Kitchen welcomes over 100 homeless and hungry guests for a nutritious meal.

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