We at Congregation Beth Shalom:
feed and clothe the local homeless through PADS shelters
provide support to local Jewish social service agencies such as Shalva, Jewish Child and Family Services, the Ark, and others
support our troops
provide flu shots
provide much needed assistance to LifeSource through our annual blood drive
stock and sort food at our local food pantryHelp with one or with all – whatever works for you and your situation. If time is an issue, try a short project - something that takes just an hour or two like stocking our local Northfield Township food pantry, which is a quick and easy social action project.
Charity is a fundamental part of the Jewish way of life. Reaching out to those in need is central to Jewish being. Congregation Beth Shalom offers opportunities to donate your time and/or items to help others. Beth Shalom will continue with projects of the past and will establish new projects - all which will need volunteers!
During the past year, more than 300 CBS volunteers of all ages – young and old alike - have helped our community, but we need many, many more. We need leaders/coordinators who can spearhead projects as well as volunteers to make these projects happen and support our Jewish and non-Jewish friends in need.
October - November Call to Action
Have any candy leftover from the end of October? Congregation Beth Shalom is collecting candy to send to our troops. HELP THANK OUR TROOPS! Collections bins will be in the front lobby and in the religious school lobby.Candy will be collected through November 11 - Veteran's Day.
November 1-29 - Jewish Family & Social Services are collecting new and unwrapped toys or gifts cards for holiday gifts. Please contact Barry Zlotowicz for more information - [email protected] Please save the following for future collections: travel-size toiletries, vases, Habitat for Humanity Homewares, new school supplies.
Donate to Regular Collections - Remember the ongoing collections in the cabinet next to the coatroom: non-perishable foods, eye glasses, cell phones, charging cords, comics, soda can pop-tabs, and travel-sized toiletries.
On a monthly basis, we participate in providing a portion of the food for a dinner for PADS. This organization provides shelter, services and housing for those who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County.
Volunteer to join our CBS Social Action Committee and be one of our Mitzvah Volunteer Partners (MVPs). No experience is required. Have a suggestion for a project? New areas of concern can be addressed at any moment. Most of all, we need your help. Check this site often for updates! Contact Sara Weinstein [email protected].