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.
The following drives will be occurring over the next month:
Social Action will be joining School in a program sponsored by Marshall Center and HIAS called “One Mitzvah One Community”. We will be working to meet the needs of immigrants entering the US by providing ‘basic necessities’, including toiletries and writing implements. These will be sent to the southern border to be distributed to refugees and asylum seekers who are “in the system”.
On October 20th during Succot, we will be assembling these bags.
Please save and bring in toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste, hand wipes, travel size tissues, hair elastics or scrunchie, small combs, pens, small note pads and boxes of crayons (8-12 count).
10/6 Blood Drive – 8am-1pm/Flu Shots – 8am-12n
10/19 Help Men’s Club: volunteer for Shabbat services at Lieberman Center in Skokie. Contact Steve Elisco – [email protected]
10/27 Remember the Animals: Bring your pet to CBS for a special blessing as we read the Torah Portion of Noah. Donations of towels/small blankets for Heartland Animal Shelter.
*Please bring in your cell phone chargers for Northwestern Hospital and cell phones for SHALVA, new or gently used bras for ‘I support the girls’, ‘pop tabs’ for Ronald McDonald Houses, glasses for Lions Club and current dated non perishable food items for the ARK Food Pantry and Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Have any leftover candy from the end of October?
Congregation Beth Shalom is collecting candy to send to our troops.
HELP THANK OUR TROOPS!
Collection bins will be in the Front Lobby and in the Religious School Lobby.
Candy will only be collected through November 11 - Veteran’s Day
Thank you for helping put smiles on the faces of our nation’s heroes.
Any questions, please contact Jill Olefsky at 847-272-1758 or [email protected]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].
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