Social Action

Social Action Volunteers Needed!

Please join me and other Temple members in volunteering for any or all of the following social action events.  If you can help, please contact me, Rachele Hjelmaas, Social Action Vision Leader, at or 515-419-5388.

Meals from the Heartland Food Packaging

Meals from the Heartland is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of volunteers from businesses, schools, churches, and community organizations that package meals for delivery to malnourished people in Iowa, across the United States, and around the world.  Our Temple Social Action group is looking for 7-10 volunteers to participate as a team in food packaging on Thursday, September 27 (6-8 pm)at this organization’s West Des Moines food packaging center, located at 357 Lincoln Street, West Des Moines. If interested, please contact Rachele no later than September 25.

Habitat for Humanity Rock the Block Interfaith Event

Congregations and faith communities have been invited to join GDM Habitat’s 2018 InterFaith Rock the Block event.  This interfaith community event will focus on repairs, maintenance, weatherization, beautification, safety, and accessibility projects at owner-occupied homes of qualified residents of the King-Irving and Mondamin Presidential neighborhoods in Des Moines.
We need Temple volunteers!! Shifts are available from 8am-4pm or 8am-noon October Wednesday 10 through Saturday, October 13.  Volunteer for one shift or as many shifts as you can! Experience is appreciated but not necessary; Habitat teaches unskilled volunteers!! A special note:  Rabbi Kaufman will be leading the opening prayer for this event on October 10.  If you can help, please contact Rachele no later than October 1 for sign-up information