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.
August - September Call to Action
August 1st – September 5th - Sisterhood will be collecting books for Open Books (See the Sisterhood flyer for more info). Please save your books and bring them to the synagogue.
August 12th PADS Meal Preparation - Prepare or purchase a portion of a meal for homeless individuals sustained by “Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter
September 16th – Fall Blood Drive & Flu Shots - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Donate to Regular Collections - Remember the ongoing collections in the foyer: canned food, eye glasses, cell phones, Sunday comics, soda can pull rings, and travel-sized toiletries.
If you are interested in helping with Social Action projects, please consider coming to our opening committee meeting Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm. We’d love to get your input and help!
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].