ואהבת לו כמוך כי גרים הייתם בארץ מצרים
"You shall love the stranger as yourself for you were strangers in the land of Egypt" - Leviticus 19:34
TBA has a number of committees working toward Tikkun Olam & Social Justice. Choose a cause that is meaningful to you and join us!
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- Jewish World Watch
- Refugee Taskforce
- The Giving Spirit & Operation PB&J
- Pressman Academy Hesed Committee
- ECC Social Action Committee
- Teen Council Tikkun Olam
- Habitat for Humanity
- Reading Partners
Temple Beth Am is a member synagogue of Jewish World Watch, working to end genocide and mass atrocities worldwide by educating and mobilizing individuals, advocating for policy changes, and funding projects to support and build resilience in conflict-affected communities. Contact Dianne Shershow for more information.
Temple Beth Am is a member organization of One-LA, a network of religious and non-profits across LA County committed to building relational power and exercising that power to strengthen our communities and bring about a more just society. Contact Nancy Goldstone or Paula Pearlman for more information.
Temple Beth Am is a member of the HIAS Welcome Campaign to educate the public about refugees, advocate with elected officials, and take direct action to support refugees settling in Southern California, in partnership with other synagogues and nonprofits. Opportunities to advocate, educate, or act on refugee issues available HERE. Contact Tyson Roberts for more information about the Taskforce.
Volunteer - You can make a lifelong impact on a child struggling with reading
OUR SCHOOL SITE IN LOS ANGELES
Reading Partners currently serves 100 students in Los Angeles. We transform an empty space of our partner schools into a functioning reading center, providing a positive learning space for students and their volunteer reading partners.
Carthay Center Elementary - 6351 W. Olympic Boulevard
Saturn Street Elementary - 5360 Saturn Street
Wilshire Crest Elementary - 5241 W. Olympic Boulevard
THE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Our volunteers provide one-on-one reading support each week for one hour, on a set schedule. All reading centers come equipped with the materials and on-site support volunteers need to provide quality tutoring.
Each session follows our step-by-step curriculum. Here’s how most sessions go:
1. Prep (sign-in, review materials, talk to site coordinator, etc.)
2. Tutor read aloud
3. Review reading skills and/or introduce new reading skill
4. Student read aloud
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please visit our website at readingpartners.org or email us at email@example.com