HELP TOGETHER AT BETH EL

Beth El offers many ways to participate in the mitzvah of Tzedakah (sacred giving), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness).  Through social action projects which take place all year, there are many opportunities for you to join the community to make the world a better place.

Beth El Social Action Committee is dedicated to the Jewish ideal of Mitzvot. The committee’s purpose is to work with other groups within Congregation Beth El to promote community service and tikkun olam. Some of our annual programs include Chesed Cooking for those in need, food collections for Rosh Hashanah and Passover for the JFCS Food Pantry, tzedakah for Israel, cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the Camden Boys and Girls Club, collecting holiday gifts for families in need through JFCS, book collections for BookSmiles, and sponsoring MLK Day of Service projects. We partner with many of Beth El’s groups to bring a social action component to their programs. Social Action is a committee of our Sisterhood.

ONGOING SOCIAL ACTION EFFORTS:


Boker Tov Beth El
– Make phone calls to homebound community members to let them know they are loved.

Comfort Mourners (Nichum Aveilin) – Support those who find themselves in moments of grief with emotional support and any needs. Click here to learn more.

Meal Train –  Beth El’s Social Action Committee has set up a Meal Train program for congregants with longer term meals needs then we currently handle with our Chesed freezer. The Meal Train will help us to organize meal giving around births, surgeries, illnesses, and other life events.

Recipients can select from one of the following types of meals:
. Meals only from a kosher home
. Dairy only meals
. Any meals welcome

If you are a congregant that would like to be served by the Meal Train, please contact us

We are looking for volunteers who can be called upon to make meals, when a need arises. If you are interested in volunteering to prepare meals, or for any other questions, please contact us

Service From the Heart & Project Lev – Create welcoming sacred worship and learning spaces inclusive of all, including those with special needs and their families.

Survivor Sisters – Our recently created group (comprised of women with a diagnosis of cancer focusing on empowering and redefining life during and after treatment) has been very well-received and has met to offer support to several women. To connect, please contact us at 856.675.1166 or info@bethelsnj.org

Visits to Brookdale Kabbalat Shabbat – Enhance the lives of the elderly at Brookdale Senior Home by facilitating bi-weekly Friday morning Shabbat services.

 

For more information or to get involved, please contact us.