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Social Action

Beth Sholom B’nai Israel demonstrates its commitment to social action by providing for human needs, offering social support, and lending a helping hand to members of our congregation and the surrounding community.

Here’s a sampling of our activities:

  • Feeding those in need through food drives, Thanksgiving baskets for families, and on-going contributions to local food pantries.
  • Children’s and adult clothing drives
  • Jessie’s Garden: planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables to benefit the local food pantry
  • Mitzvah Day: engaging in a wide variety of activities to benefit both the Temple and the wider community, such as bringing a few hours of fun to children in the DCF system, holding a sing-along at a nursing home, and sprucing up the Temple grounds and the Hockanum River Trails

For more information contact Social Action Co-Chairs, Deb Carlson and Susan Mendelsohn.

Current Social Action Projects

Jessie’s Community Garden: 

We are looking for volunteers to keep the garden going again this year, and hope you are willing to volunteer for a week or so (Sunday through Friday). It should be easier this year as the Temple maintenance will be watering the garden on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so the responsibility of the volunteers will be to weed, harvest, and deliver the produce to either MACC or HVCC.  This will mean that you will only need to check the garden once or twice a week during the weeks you volunteer (and water only if the garden looks dry).

The garden will be in operation from May until September. We will be happy to orient you for the specifics of how, what, when, where. For more information, contact Brina Abrahams. Jessie's Garden is a great family activity!

Wed, September 28 2022 3 Tishrei 5783