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Eitz Action

“It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it” (Avot 2:21) attributed to Rabbi Tarfon.

The Eitz Action Committee coordinates activities of the congregation promoting Tikkun Olam, working to repair our broken world through involvement, consistent with Jewish values, in social justice (including environmental justice) projects in our local and global communities. 

Eitz Chayim is proud to be a part of the Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition (CISC). We will continue to update this page with information about CISC as well as information about other social and environmental justice causes that are important to our community.

Here are some resources about the Coalition and about providing sanctuary:

Parashat Vayeira (Genesis 18.1-22.24) Radical Hospitality and the Sanctuary Movement

The Eitz Action Committee usually meets the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights

Winter Gear and Toiletry Drive

We are collecting winter clothing and toiletries for the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights. Please note that all apparel should be new or only gently used (they cannot accept any clothing with tears, stains, holes or pet hair on them). The bins for these items will be under the stairs.

Please consider donating:

Winter gear:

  • coats and jackets
  • heavy sweaters
  • long underwear
  • wool socks
  • scarves
  • hats
  • gloves
  • hand warmers


  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • women’s sanitary napkins (pads)
  • diapers, sizes 4 & 5
  • baby wipes
  • chap stick
  • deodorant (both men’s and women’s)
  • soap
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • nail clippers
  • individually-wrapped snacks (granola bars, trail mix, chips, etc.)
  • individually-wrapped tea bags
  • disposable napkins, utensils and cups for hot drinks
  • international phone cards
  • Uber/Lyft cards
  • loaded Charlie cards (with $10 or $20 on them)
  • bags to put food in once clients visit the food pantry
Sat, February 27 2021 15 Adar 5781