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Social Action

Join members of Faith Lutheran Church, the Tremont Street Shul, and the Islamic Society of Boston, volunteering to prepare meals.

For the past few years, our neighbor, Faith Lutheran Church has been running a community meal program sponsored by the church and staffed by volunteers. Now, the shul along with the mosque have been invited to join in an interfaith effort of providing meals to the community. Faith Kitchen currently provides a free meal on the second and last Tuesday of each month, open to all who wish to join. Guests come for a variety of reasons: hunger, loneliness, a chance to get out of the house, an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones, an opportunity to serve others. The guiding principle is quite simple: we are a community of individuals who come together to be with one another and to share our lives with one another in the preparation and enjoyment of a wholesome and inexpensive meal. In the past year, Faith Kitchen expanded from one meal per month to two and fed roughly 1100 at a cost of about 78 cents per person. 

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to come to the church, on the corner of Prospect and Broadway, anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 to help prepare, cook, serve and join in the meal. Questions?  Contact Betsy Kaptchuk



The North Charles Community Eruv is an eruv around most of Cambridge and Somerville. They are always looking for volunteers to help with logistics and to check the eruv every week.

Family Table

Run by Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JF&CS), Family Table is the largest kosher food pantry in New England. It provides healthy food on a monthly and emergency basis to individuals and families in need and serves over 500 families each month.

The mission of Family Table is to end hunger in the Greater Boston Jewish community while serving people who need our assistance regardless of religious affiliation.

Family Table fulfills its mission by providing kosher food, creating a caring Jewish connection, and empowering people to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives. They do so by offering nutritious groceries, Jewish holiday and ritual items, personal hygiene items, recipes and tastings, and connections to programs that help families move from crisis to stability.

Family Table relies on volunteers from Tremont Street and 70 other Jewish organizations to collect, sort, pack, and deliver groceries for recipients. We are responsible for providing 35 cans of salmon and 35 boxes of crackers every month. Members can contribute to this project by bringing a can of salmon or box of crackers when you come to shul.

If you would like to volunteer: Family Table would welcome your help packing the more than 35,000 bags and made more than 3,300 grocery deliveries to clients each year. You can choose to volunteer just once -- or you can come every month; for more information about volunteering, email 



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