Congregation Beth Shalom Social Action Club

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Do you know about all the wonderful Social Action projects that are taking place at CBS?
  Are you looking for ways to give back?

 We would love for you to join us.  We have many events which are appropriate for all ages and are a great way to introduce children to the concept of Tikun Olam.

  • Feed the Hungry…
    We aid the hungry in many ways: By donating food to Project Isaiah during the High Holidays, by providing free food to the Title 1 school kids from our Backpack Buddies program, by sorting food bi-annually at the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ages 8 and up) (www.acfb.org), by cooking  for the Shearith Israel shelter every January, by participating in the Hunger Walk in the spring, and by making sandwiches at Project Open Hand (youth group). (www.projectopenhand.org)
  • Help the Needy…
    We help the needy by knitting scarves and blankets for the Hiddur Knitzvah project for Shearith Israel and we have done coat collection drives for the Community Assistance Center in SandySprings. (www.ourcac.org)
  • Care for the Environment…
    We care for our environment in many ways: We beautify and eat locally with our own garden,  Gan Gilner.  We beautify the shul each year with the Men’s Club led CBS Beautification Day.  We will be holding a shoe drive to recycle shoes for Soles4Souls. (www.soles4souls.org)
  • Chesed Committee…
    Helping begins at home and that is why we are expanding our Chesed helpers to include such good deeds as: providing companionship or a ride, visiting the sick, picking up groceries, providing a meal, helping with light yard work, etc.  We wouldLOVE if we could put your name on the list as a potential available Chesed helper.  Please contact Kim Moore if you need a good deed performed or know of someone who does AND if you can be a helper yourself.
  • Jewish Community Food Stamp Challenge…
    We participated in the Jewish Community Food Stamp Challenge (www.foodstampchallenge.com).   This was not a political, but rather a teachable moment for you and your children as you each try to survive on $1.50/meal for the week and then, took your food cost savings for the week and donated them to Mazon, a Jewish hunger organization (www.mazon.org) or to a local organization.

So How Do I Get Involved?….

We will be hosting other events and collection drives so please be on the lookout in the email blasts and bulletins.  For more information about any of these programs or if you would LOVE to volunteer, contact the office or the Social Action Chairperson, David Kleber at davidkleber@bellsouth.net