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Social Action

At Etz Chaim, we care about the world around us. Through a variety of opportunities within Etz Chaim and the greater Atlanta community, Tikkun Olam is one of the cornerstones of Jewish tradition.

We continue to participate in the following annual events: the Hunger Walk benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Kosher Pantry, knitting scarfs with our Sisterhood to provide warmth to our friends at MUST Ministries, and cook meals for the residents at Rebecca's Tent, a women's shelter, during the month of February,  the Men's Club annual blood drive with Life South, providing gift cards for Chanukah with our partners at Jewish Family and Career Services (JF&CS), as well as our monthly food drive for the Kosher Food Pantry at JF&CS and educational programs on anti-sex trafficking and protecting your child from predators.

JNF & Etz Chaim Bomb Shelter Beautification Project

Etz Chaim is sponsoring Backpack Buddies

Click here for a list of non-perishable food items to donate.  

Click here to donate financially to Backpack Buddies.

Click here to volunteer to drop off the bags at Eastvalley Elementary.

Click here to donate food through Amazon.

Click here to volunteer to fill bags of food.

Contact Angela Nothdurft for more information on being added to the distribution list for future volunteer opportunities.

For more information on the Atlanta Jewish Communities' participation in this program, read the article from the Atlanta Jewish Times.

Our Special Relationship in Uganda with Namanyonyi Synagogue 

Congregation Etz Chaim has built a relationship with Moshe Sebagabo of the Namanyonyi Synagogue in Uganda.  We recently received a note from Moshe, "I am happy to let you know that our Namanyonyi Synagogue building is soon to be ready. We have started using it for Shabbat services and we hope to have a wonderful Pesach celebration."

Namanyonyi Synagogue in Uganda July 2023

Namanyonyi Synagogue in Uganda July 2023

May 2023 - Mbale, Uganda


Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784