Our Mission Statement: The Social Action Committee at Beth Israel is part of K’lal Yisrael, the entire Jewish community. When we pursue tzedek (justice) and perform mitzvot (commandments) to translate the words of Torah into the works of our hands, we act as partners with God in tikkun olam (repairing the world).
Members are welcome to volunteer for committees. For more information about meeting times and dates, please contact the staff liaison. Your participation is appreciated. Information is available here: https://cbisd.org/about/committee-chairs/
Reoccurring Social Action Projects Include:
2nd through 5th Sunday of Every Month, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
The Hunger Project feeds between 400 and 750 adults and children in the San Diego Community, on Sunday mornings at St. Vincent de Paul Village. Your help is needed to set up, serve and clean up. Beth Israel provides food, funding and volunteers for this program. Cash donations are also needed. To volunteer, visit: https://cbisd.org/getinvolved/hungerproject/
San Diego Pride Parade
Beth Israel proudly marches as a delegation in the Pride Parade each year. San Diego LGBT Pride’s mission: Fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church will once again be a host church, with support from the Newman Center / UCSD Catholic Community & Congregation Beth Israel, for the Interfaith Shelter…and YOU can help! Here’s what’s needed to make our guests’ stay a successful one: – Overnight on-site hosts- On-site day coverage on Thanksgiving Day- Evening meal providers- Brown bag lunch supplies providers- Grocery shoppers- Set-up & Clean-up crews- Financial support / contributions
Volunteer at Rachel’s Women’s Center
Rachel’s Night Shelter provides overnight, emergency, short/midterm, safe, and sober shelter for homeless women. Beth Israel is one of many organizations that brings and serves dinner to 32 women at Rachel’s House. Beth Israel members and their family/friends have been involved with this project for over 20 years. TO VOLUNTEER: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aca92da20-sign
MLK Day of Service
Hundreds of people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds join together for a wonderful morning of community service, fun and camaraderie. Families are encouraged to participate together in this hands-on community service day for all ages.