Serve Your Community Here and Abroad

Bring unread or gently read books to one of the donation bins located just outside the TBAM administrative offices. This year-round collection distributes your donations to multiple local organizations serving multiple age groups and reading populations.

Contact Brenda Kilmer ([email protected]) and Jeffrey Rosenberg
([email protected]) for more information.

Your donations support the following organizations:
Children’s Trust Books for Free
Everglades Men’s Correctional Facility Library
Homestead Women’s Correctional Facility Library
Miami Jewish Home & Hospital for the Aged at Douglas Gardens
One More Child

Based on our Jewish tradition of caring for our own, the Caring Committee promotes a culture of love and compassion by providing support, assistance and solace to congregants and their families as needed.

Please submit your information here if you know of congregants in need of caring or want to help as needs arise.

Questions? Contact Rabbi Judy Kempler and Shelley Payne ([email protected])

Are you or someone you know in need of caring? Do you want to help care for your fellow congregants?

Let us know by providing your info below.


Make a positive difference in the lives of at-risk and former foster-care youth by donating and delivering a family-style dinner for 15 residents on the third Tuesday of the month. Service opportunities for Casa Valentina are coordinated in conjunction with the Sisterhood at Temple Beth Am and the National Council of Jewish Women/Kendall Section.

Contact Susan Malca ([email protected]) and Carol Flicker ([email protected]) for more information.

Get involved in local service opportunities and earn community-service credit for school by volunteering with the numerous programs going on in and around Miami-Dade.

Click here for a regularly updated calendar of opportunities or contact Yonah Janowitz ([email protected]) for more information.

Gather petitions, host a fundraiser, get the word out—the fight for reproductive rights and health care is happening now! Join your fellow congregants in this statewide effort to protect the freedom of Floridians to make their own, personal, health-care decisions without the interference of politicians.

Contact Judy Ratzan ([email protected]) and Jeff Agron ([email protected]) for more information.

We’re making weekly runs to our local (and generous) supermarkets to pick-up and bring donated groceries to community pantries, fridges and local organizations. Help eliminate hunger, provide your little ones with an opportunity to learn by example and make real change in an hour or less.

Contact Sara Ratzan ([email protected]) and Jessica Steiner ([email protected]) for more information.

Temple Beth Am Garden Sanctuary LogoInterested in growing vegetables, nurturing fruit trees and learning about native butterflies? Learn how you can take part in TBAM’s community and school garden with monthly, hands-on, family friendly programming and regular volunteer opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events here.

Have a question? Contact [email protected].

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Provide care and support to children and their families impacted by abuse, neglect, trauma or disabilities with JAFCO.

Contact Jennifer Diemar ([email protected]) for more information.

Crafting and creative enthusiasts gather the first and third Tuesday of every month at TBAM to kibbitz, nosh and make comforting pieces for the clergy to give to those in need of TLC.

Contact Anne Becker ([email protected]) and Phyllis Leff ([email protected]) to learn more and confirm meeting times and locations.

Schedule: First and third Tuesday of each month, 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Meeting Room 3 (2nd floor), TBAM Administrative Offices

PATCHES is a nursing center that serves children of disadvantaged families by providing nursing care and therapies, education and nutrition 5 days a week for children birth to 21 years old. You can help by volunteering, fundraising and earning community-service hours with the PATCHES Ambassador Program for teens.

Contact Jen Resnick ([email protected]) for more information.

Speak to local community groups about the dangers of cyber trafficking and how to safeguard against online predators. Service opportunities are coordinated in conjunction with the National Council of Jewish Women/Kendall Section. Contact Susan Malca ([email protected]) for more information.

Prepare a home-cooked meal with your friends and fellow congregants for out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Contact Judi Gampel ([email protected]) for more information.

Support the future success of abused, abandoned and neglected children in our community by ensuring they have a voice through a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem and receive basic-needs, dignity items and meaningful experiences so they may dream beyond their circumstances with Voices for Children. Contact Kadie Black ([email protected]), the President and CEO, for more information.

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