Social Action Holiday Party

Throw a Holiday Party for people experiencing homelessness in partnership with the Tiyya Foundation.

This second annual event will be catered by a Flavors From Afar caterer, as part of a project funded by Islamic Relief USA. This year we'll be organizing a party at two The People Concern facilities, La Puente in Downtown LA and SOLAR in Compton. We'll be volunteering side by side with staff and clients from Tiyya.

There are many ways you can help!

  1. Buy gifts for the residents from a list of gifts they have requested. For gifts for the El Puente facility, click HERE; for gifts for the SOLAR facility, click HERE. You can buy the gift and wrap it yourself, or you can have it shipped to The People Concern c/o Tyson Roberts (the address will be in the Amazon List) and volunteers will wrap it for you. If you wrap the gift yourself, please attach a note that indicates what is inside and arrange a time to drop it off with Tyson.

  2. Wrap presents - if we have a large number of unwrapped donated presents, we'll organize a wrapping party. Details TBD.
  3. Help cook at Tiyya's new kitchen on Fairfax. Details TBD.
  4. Help decorate each facility for the holidays, including a Christmas tree, ornaments and other holiday decor. If you aren't free to join us on December 15, we'll take your donated decorations!
  5. Help serve the meal, organize festive games, perform a song if that's your thing, and socialize with the residents.

If you'd like to donate gifts, click the links above.

If you'd like to volunteer, fill out the following form:

The Social Action Committee

Jo Ann Colker-Arison
Nancy Goldstone, OneLA
Jerry Krautman, TBA Board
Sandra Lepson, Sisterhood
Lia Mandelbaum, TBA Director of Programming
Henry Morgen, OneLA
Gilda Nassir, Pressman ECC Parent Association
Sara Onufer, Pressman ECC Parent Association
Amir Orbach, JLC
Paula Pearlman, OneLA
Susie Pretsky, Pressman Hesed Committee
Tyson Roberts, Refugee Taskforce
Kathy Rosenblatt, Refugee Taskforce
Rabbi Rebecca Schatz, TBA Clergy
Dianne Shershow, JWW/Operation PB&J/Giving Spirit
Reut Sklar, Teen Council
Rabbi Chaim Tureff, Pressman Academy

Quick Contacts

Lia Mandelbaum

Titles: Director of Programming and Engagement
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 215

Ariana Shane

Titles: Membership Coordinator, Assistant to the Executive Director
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 223

Natalie Weiss

Titles: Director of Admission & Membership, Pressman Academy & Temple Beth Am
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 205