CALL TO ACTION DURING april
Please continue to celebrate our 50th with Social Action. This month we hope you'll join us for the following Tikkun Olam activities:
4/29/2018- Spring Blood Drive- Help save a life and donate blood. Contact Steve Elisco at [email protected] to schedule your donation, drop-ins are also welcome. Bring a friend!
Food for local Pantries-- Please donate non-expired, unopened, non-perishable food in the cabinets in the foyer. Spring and Summer are months of need at the Pantries, as few food drives are held at this time. CBS provides food donations to both The Ark Northwest and The Northfield Food Pantry. More than 800 local families are served by these Pantries. Some items needed include: coffee, tea, pasta, canned fruit, snacks and toiletries.
5/8/2018 PADS Meal Preparation-- Prepare or purchase a portion of a meal for homeless individuals sustained by “Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter,” PADS. CBS is responsible for feeding this group once each month.
Throughout the month of May-- Help Men's Club collect small hand tools for Habitat for Humanity ReStore. (Examples of tools accepted include hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, levels, and wrenches.) Items in the Restore allow individuals a low cost solution to home maintenance and repair. The sales at the ReStore help pay for the home building done by Habitat for Humanity.
Throughout the month of May-- Help Sisterhood collect vases for Random Acts of Flowers, an organization who will use these vases to create floral arrangements for those struggling with illness, injury and the aging in the Chicagoland community.
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.
Contact Sandee Levin, Social Action VP at [email protected] with questions or to volunteer.
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.