“It’s not what one says but rather what one does, that makes all the difference in the world” – Pirkei Avot
Members of the Social Action Committee
Beth El congregants are working together to make a difference in our community. Here are some great ways to get involved:
- Jewish Family Service Food Bank
Current Needs: Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon, etc.)
Items should be brought to the collection bins at Beth El in March.
- Nebraska AIDS Project – Baked Goods
Next Scheduled Date: Friday, August 25
Joan Marcus serves lunch once a month at the Nebraska AIDS Project, and she needs baked goods for dessert. Contact Joan if you can help.
- Switch Day at the Blumkin Home
Sunday, December 25, 2017
Help us relieve the staff at the Blumkin Home so that they can spend Christmas Day with their families. Families are needed to assist with a variety of activities.
- Stephen Center – Cooking and Serving Dinner
Next Scheduled Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017
We’ll cook and serve dinner at the Stephen Center at its temporary home, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 5301 South 36th Street. Advance registration is required; Contact M’Lee Hasslinger to register.
- Habitat for Humanity
Upcoming dates TBA
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is one of the highest levels of tzedakah. Even if you have never swung a hammer, put in drywall or painted a room, don’t let that stop you from helping us make an impact on lives in our community. Click on the link(s) above to register.
- Mishloach Manot Delivery
Late February-Early March
If you can help assemble and/or deliver gift packages of food for Purim, contact Diane Shandell.
- Welcoming the Stranger
Beth El is committed to helping has sponsored a Syrian family of seven furnish their new apartment and adjust to living in our community. Learn more about our Welcoming the Stranger efforts.
- Blood Drive
September 10, 2017, 8 am – 1 pm
By donating your blood, you will be giving the gift of life. Click here to learn more.
Many Thanks to our Wonderful Social Action Committee
Co-Chairs: Karla and David Cohen
Committee Members: Linda Abrams Tederman, Sandy Canfield, Penny Cody-Cox, Jill Belmont, Marcy Cotton, Jane and Bill Dreyfus, Jay Durmaskin, Sandee Friedman, Sara Juster, Helen Kay, Janet Klein, Larry Kronick, Janie Kulakofsky, Carole Lainof, Cheryl Lerner, Joan Marcus, Carol and Ira Nathan, Marcy Noodell, Sandy Passer, Linda Saltzman, Caryn Scheer, Diane Shandell, Cynthia Shafer-Stern and John Stern, and Audrey and Richard Wiener.
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