Kehillat Ma'arav

1715 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 / (310) 829-0566

Social Action

We are committed to serving the community and continue to collaborate with other organizations to help those in need.

The KM Social Action Committee  plans opportunities for all members to attend events and fundraisers to support and raise money for various projects throughout the community. The Social Action Committee is always looking for projects to support. Let us know if you see a need anywhere in our community.

Current & Upcoming Opportunities


Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 10am-4pm at Kehillat Ma’arav
The Kehillat Ma’arav Social Action Committee is pleased to announce that we have partnered with The American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Sunday, January 30, 2022. As the largest project in our evolving plans for a synagogue-wide Mitzvah Day, our Blood Drive will be a meaningful and life-saving day for so many.
We are committed to gathering a group of at least fifty (50) donors! If you’ve donated blood before, great—thank you for signing up again! If you are unsure about whether you are able to donate, the American Red Cross has a wealth of information to answers those musings. The truth is, more often than not, folks believe they are ineligible to donate, but they are absolutely fine to perform this life-saving mitzvah.
LEARN IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO DONATE (Or call (866) 236-3276)

There will be many opportunities to participate, even if you cannot donate blood. In the days ahead, we look forward to sharing information about donor outreach, financial contributions, and day-of hospitality for everyone who joins us onsite that day.


Recent Projects

Hanukkah Angels

Our Hanukkah Angels program was a tremendous success thanks to the 60 Hanukkah Angels from our Religious School and Congregation. Our KM community adopted 10 children in need and completed every child’s wish list – AND THEN SOME! When we dropped off the presents at Chai Lifeline, they were overwhelmed by our community’s generosity. They could not believe their eyes when they saw all the gifts: bicycles, push cars, tricycles, Apple devices, gift cards and so much more. This has truly become an annual Social Action favorite for KM. Thanks again to all who participated in this very powerful and meaningful Jewish Mitzvah opportunity. CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY BELOW:

Organizations We Support

Jewish World Watch

KM is a proud supporter of Jewish World Watch (JWW), a project of a coalition of synagogues working together to mobilize synagogues, their schools, members and the community to combat genocide and other egregious violations of human rights around the world.

JWW programs educate and activate its constituents and the community, and develop resources to assist victims and survivors of acts of inhumanity around the globe. For more information, please visit jewishworldwatch.org

SOVA Food Pantry

“Sova” is a Hebrew word meaning “to eat and be satisfied.” The SOVA Food Pantry is a non-profit, non-sectarian program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS). Every week, volunteers distribute food to those in need at the three SOVA Food Pantries and Resource Centers.

SOVA needs your help! Financial donations are appreciated, as are non-perishable, unopened packages of food. SOVA also welcomes donations of can openers, toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.), and baby food and supplies (such as diapers, wipes, and formula).

You may leave your items in the large round SOVA bin in the KM synagogue lobby, or deliver them directly to the SOVA pantry in our area.

Israel Bonds

Development Corporation for Israel, commonly known as Israel Bonds, offers investments that diversify portfolios and preserve capital.  Capital realized through the sale of Israel bonds has developed every aspect of Israel’s economy, enabling cutting-edge innovation that saves lives and changes the world on a daily basis. Recognized as a valued economic and strategic resource, the Bonds organization has secured global sales exceeding $36 billion since the first bonds were issued in 1951. Member FINRA


Tour de’ Summer Camps

The Jewish Federation’s Tour de Summer Camps, presented by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, is a community cycling event that raises significant funds to help us ensure the Jewish future. All proceeds will support camp scholarships, to help our Federation give even more kids that magical connection to Judaism that only Jewish summer camps can provide.