Each week this congregation gives half of all offerings collected in our plate to local organizations whose work furthers our mission. Here are some of our prior recipients. All members and friends are invited to nominate an organization that they’re familiar with or inspired by.

  • Share the Plate 11/29/21-12/5/21 – East High Food Pantry

    Our Share the Plate this week is the new outdoor free food pantry at East High School. This project was initiated by students and the pantry was built by a student as part of his Eagle Scout project. Students and community members are welcome to take what they need. The pantry is along the 4th Street side of the building and painted in the school colors of purple and yellow. Our funds will be used to purchase food supplies.

    Community members are also welcome to donate canned items that are not expired. No glass and no items that contain nuts please. Donations should not be put directly into the pantry, but instead dropped off at the EHS Welcome Center, which is Door 2 on North Fourth Street.

  • Share the Plate 11/14/21-11/21/21 – Porchlight Drop-In Shelter

    Donations this week go to the Porchlight Drop-In Shelter which provides emergency overnight shelter to male-identified individuals over the age of 18.  Our donations are used to provide affordable housing with supportive case management services, men’s emergency shelter, eviction prevention, outreach, and employment and training. 

  • Share the Plate 10/31/21-11/7/21 – Goodman Center Thanksgiving Baskets
    This week’s donations will go to the Goodman Center’s Thanksgiving Baskets project. They are planning to register 4,000 families this year — that’s 25,000 Dane County residents (including 10,000 children. Your donations will help GCC purchase ingredients that weren’t able to be donated for the baskets. Volunteers are also needed. Check the Goodman website for more details.
  • Share the Plate 10/10-10/24/21 – MOSES

    Share the Plate donations this week will go to MOSES, a non-partisan interfaith organization that works to promote social justice with a focus on ending mass incarceration and to eradicate the racial disparities in our community that contribute to injustices. JRUUC is a member of MOSES, the Madison chapter of WISDOM, the statewide organization.

  • Share the Plate 10/3-10/7/21 – Open Doors for Refugees

    Share the Plate donations this week will go to Open Doors for Refugees, an all-volunteer organization founded in 2016 and based in Madison, whose mission is to help refugees make a home in the Madison area.

    Our donations will directly support their skill-building program and Home Supply program for refugees.

  • Share the Plate 9/19-9/25/21 – Worker Justice Wisconsin

    This week our Share the Plate donations will go to Worker Justice Wisconsin. This organization, formerly the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, has long been on our list for giving donations. Despite the name change, they do the same work: defending workers against injustices, with particular focus on low wage workers and immigrant workers.

  • Share the Plate 9/5-9/12/21 – JSS Madison Refugee Resettlement Project

    This week our Share the Plate donations will go to Jewish Social Services of Madison Refugee Resettlement Project, which provides assistance to refugees and their families through a variety of services and resources, to help them become self-sufficient and create a safe and stable life in Dane County.

  • Share the Plate 8/22-29/21 – Madison Tenant Power

    Madison Tenant Power is a union of tenants helping tenants organize and and fight back against injustices in their apartment buildings. Freedom Inc is helping them raise funds for housing to prevent evictions and for security deposits. 

  • Share the Plate 8/8/21-8/15/21 – Freedom Inc Books & Breakfast
    Books and Breakfast Program. This is Freedom Inc‘s 5th year to provide a Saturday morning program for Black and Southeast Asian elementary-aged children in Dane County. Young people enjoy a healthy breakfast and mind lifting books that help enhance their learning, literacy and life skills. Families for Justice and Friends of Freedom Inc. are inviting people to redistribute some of their COVID relief funds to support the youth and their families in this program. More info here.
  • Share the Plate 7/18-7/21/21 – Honor the Earth
    Honor the Earth uses indigenous wisdom, music, art, and the media to raise awareness and support for Indigenous Environmental Issues. They leverage this awareness and support to develop financial and political capital for Indigenous struggles for land and life. Currently they are opposing tar sands pipelines like Line 3 going through traditional tribal lands and waters.