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Shabbat Renewal: Social Action Shabbat

Friday, December 1, 2023 18 Kislev 5784

6:00 PM - 7:00 PMFreedman Levit Sanctuary

This year, for Social Action Shabbat, we welcome Barbara Bronstein, Founder and President of Second Servings.  She will share the story of how this incredible organization came to be and how it's operating now, as well as the story of Food & Faith Collaborative, whose volunteers distribute reclaimed food to those in need through Pop-Up Groceries.

Beth Yeshurun will support these two organizations with Social Action initiatives throughout the year - join us to see how it all started and be inspired!

Learn more about Second Servings

Learn more about Food & Faith Collaborative

More about Barbara Bronstein:

New York-native, Barbara Bronstein, has resided in Houston for more than 30 years. After graduating from Tufts University, she earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. After a successful career marketing some of America's leading brands for Unilever, Mars, and Coca-Cola, Barbara founded Second Servings to address the staggering rates of food insecurity and food waste in Houston. Under her pro bono leadership, Second Servings has become one of the city’s fastest-growing nonprofits, helping nourish over 175,000 needy Houstonians with high-quality food all year long.

Barbara has been honored with the City of Houston’s “2023 Hadassah Women Who Do” proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Woman Magazine’s “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2020-21” Award, Houston Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award in 2021, Mayor’s Proud Partner Award in 2019, the Houston Humanitarian Award in 2019, the Compassionate Action Leader Award in 2019 and was named a “Houston Hero” by the Houston Chronicle in 2018. In addition to Barbara’s outstanding community service, she is an active member of the Houston Culinary Guild.

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