“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, December 28, 2018
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.
- Stephen Center – Cooking and Serving Dinner
Next Scheduled Date: Sunday, December 30, 2018
We’ll cook and serve dinner at the Stephen Center, 2723 Q Street. Space is limited, so advance registration is required; Contact M’Lee Hasslinger to register.
- Operation Grateful Goodies – Baking and/or Delivering Baked Goods
Volunteers will bake. package and/or deliver home-baked goods to police officers, fire fighters, hospital staff and employees of the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home on Christmas. Click here to learn more.
- 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 refugee families in need. Learn more about our Welcoming the Stranger efforts.
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.
Food Bank Volunteer Day 1-25-15
Walk to End Alzheimers 9-28-14