Beth Shalom members are committed to Tikkun Olam! Click on the photos to check out the ways to be involved in our community efforts:
Collect Needed Supplies
Beth Shalom’s Social Action Committee provides Beth Shalom members with opportunities for service and action in the larger community on needs such as homelessness, gun violence, hunger, and many other issues. In 2015 committee members formed Ahavat v’Avodat l’Adama—Love & Service for the Earth as a place for inspiration and action, working together to help heal our relationship with the Earth. Congregants are encouraged to join educational programs on contemporary social and economic justice issues as well as direct involvement with service or advocacy. We regularly partner with other community organizations and have recently joined the Faith Action Network.
Please contact our Social Action Committee Chair if you are interested in learning more about the Social Action Committee.
Upcoming Social Action Events:
Social Action Committee Goals:
- To provide the adults and youth of the congregation with opportunities to learn about social and political issues of the day.
- To facilitate opportunities for maasim tovim, good deeds, for all members of the congregation and develop and support projects for the congregation to work actively towards Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.
- To facilitate opportunities for building bridges between the different movements of Judaism as well as between faiths in working towards Tikkun Olam.
- To work toward incorporating actions and consideration of Tikkun Olam into the culture of the Beth Shalom community.
TEEN FEED: The 5th Monday of a Month. Task force feeds 25-60 homeless youth as part of an interfaith coalition. Contact: Joan Lite-Miller
SANDPOINT TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: We can always use new or gently used cookware and bedding, as well as books and games. Contact Judith Arms if you have any items to donate.
FOOD DRIVE: At least once a year work with the CBS religious school to collect needed food items for Jewish Family Service.
BLOOD DRIVE: Usually twice a year across the street from the building. Call the office at 206-524-0075 to check when the next drive will take place.
LAKE CITY MEALS: We are excited to continue preparing and serving meals to our hungry friends in the Lake City neighborhood on the third Sunday of each month, but need more volunteers to make this possible. To volunteer, please contact Julie Klein.
Deirdre Gabbay began a blog to teach, inform and help those who want to know more about healing the planet. You can read her blog at shmitainseattle.com.