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Social Action

You are not expected to complete the task, but neither are you free to avoid it. — Pirkei Avot 2:21,20

Tikkun Olam has always been a defining cornerstone at Temple Beth-El, reaching beyond the walls of our local community. As Jews, we are responsible for changing the world, one person or piece at a time, bringing us closer to wholeness, peace and equality.

Join us throughout the year as we work together to rebuild our world. We have several programs to help our local community.  

Please check back here regularly for updated information about current Tikkun Olam opportunities.  Upcoming activities are listed on the sidebar to the left.

Social Action Team

The Temple Beth-El Social Action Team was formed in the fall of 1995. We sponsor many community based projects, including collecting food and paper goods for the Ark during the High Holidays, helping at the Jewish United Fund’s Uptown Café, annual blood drives, collecting holiday toys for children less fortunate than our own and helping our Yad L’Yad partner community in Russia.

The Social Action Committee looks forward to continuing these activities and expanding our outreach to other activities which interest you. Please tell us your ideas.

Thank you very much for your participation—past, present, and future—in doing these mitzvot.

Please Join Mensch Match!

Would you or your family like to bring more joy into the life of an elderly person? Teach your children about a different kind of mitzvah and enjoy a feel good experience? TBE Sisterhood is partnering with Gidwitz Place for Assisted Living in Deerfield to create a one-on-one matching program for residents and any TBE congregant/ family. You or your family will be matched with a resident who could use an occasional visit to bring them some much needed happiness. You would commit to visit your “mensch match” at least once a month. You can bring activities or games to play, books to read, or even a special treat to eat together. Even just stopping by briefly to say hello will make your resident feel special. Please reach out to Jolie Genender at (847) 224-5052 if you’re interested.

Upcoming Social Action Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

 

Sat, July 13 2024 7 Tammuz 5784