Social Action


On Feb 10, 2013, Gesher L'Torah volunteers made a trip to Adairesville, GA to team-up with other volunteers from around the state to clear debris from the tornado stricken city.  This isn't the first time GLT volunteers have offered such help, but maybe the first where we teamed with the Church of God to offer what we could.  The Church has become the command center for relief and cleaning efforts and while they offered water and refreshments for volunteers, had plenty of work for us to do.  


Gesher volunteers joined Nechama on May 22, 2011in Birmingham, Alabama to help local families clear debris (their home) which had  devastated by tornados weeks before. The tornado was so devastating that many people lost their homes and almost everything they owned. Nechama, a national organization dedicated to helping communities devastated by natural disasters, set up shop in Alabama to help. Gesher volunteers dug right in, providing the muscle power needed to clean up the debris left by the ravaging tornado.

Click here to see a video describing the Nechama program and our efforts lead by Rabbi Michael.

Click here to see an album of pictures
from the efforts of GLT volunteers.

 


Congregation Gesher L’Torah Gives Back to the Community

Project Isaiah, a nationwide food drive created by The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, was once again a huge success at Congregation Gesher L’Torah.  We collected over 600 lbs of food during the High Holidays.  Building on that success, Gesher L’Torah “extended” Project Isaiah. On Tuesday, October 6, 2009, students from Gesher L’Torah’s Religious School visited the Product Rescue Center at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 

Religious school students, teachers, parents and the Rabbi will join other volunteers at the Product Rescue Center. They will deliver food that was collected by the congregation during Project Isaiah.  They will also be involved in sorting, inspecting and packaging all food drive and salvaged food items that will be distributed to nonprofit partner agencies in the North Metro and North Georgia area.  This is the second trip volunteers from Gesher L’Torah have made to the Food Bank and at least two more trips are planned this year.   Congregation Gesher L’Torah is very proud of our Religious School students for taking part in such an important effort.