CALL TO ACTION DURING FEBRUARY
Let's celebrate our 50th with Social Action.
JNF Tree Sale-- Purchase a tree(s) and help create a special CBS 50th Anniversary Grove in Israel.
Canned Food Drive: Join our annual February Food Drive for local food pantries. Help feed those less fortunate during the cold winter months. Drop off canned goods in the foyer cabinets or in the Religious School Wing.
Volunteer to Work at the Local Food Pantries: Adult volunteers are needed at both local pantries. Tasks include stocking shelves and helping pantry clients. Call the Ark Northwest for information at (773) 973-1000 or the Northfield Food Pantry at (847)724-8300.
Necktie Collection-- Donate used men's neckties for the uniforms of students at NorthLawndale College Prep in the foyer cabinets.
Donate to Regular On-going Collections--Remember the collections in the foyer: canned food, eye glasses, cellphones, Sunday comics, soda can pull rings, and travel-sized toiletries.
2/28/2018 Purim Megillah Reading- Bring boxed rice or pasta for grogger use during the Megillah reading, after Purim the groggers will be donated to the Ark.
CALL TO ACTION DURING MARCH
3/1-3/29/2018- The food drive for local pantries continues. Remember to clean out your pantry for Passover and donate the non-expired, unopened, non-perishable food in the cabinets in the foyer.
3/13/2018 PADS Meal Preparation-- Prepare or purchase a portion of a meal for homeless individuals sustained by “Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter.”
3/4/18 (last day to order) --There is still time to purchase Lox Boxes from the Men's Club, remember to donate boxes to The Ark, or CJE when you are ordering your own boxes.
4/15/2018 Good Deeds Day- Mark your calendar and join us for a drop in mitzvah day.
Men's Club is always looking for volunteers to help out with their monthly Leiberman Center Shabbat Morning Program. If you would like to help a Senior attend services at the Center contact Men's Club.
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 pantry
Help 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.
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!
Please email Sandee Levin, Social Action VP at [email protected] or call her at 847-372-5744 if you can join us or have a project to suggest or have questions.