We at Congregation Beth Shalom:
feed and clothe the local homeless through PADS shelters
provide support to local Jewish social service agencies such as Shalva, Jewish Child and Family Services, the Ark, and others
support our troops
provide flu shots
provide much needed assistance to LifeSource through our annual blood drive
stock and sort food at our local food pantryHelp with one or with all – whatever works for you and your situation. If time is an issue, try a short project - something that takes just an hour or two like stocking our local Northfield Township food pantry, which is a quick and easy social action project.
Charity is a fundamental part of the Jewish way of life. Reaching out to those in need is central to Jewish being. Congregation Beth Shalom offers opportunities to donate your time and/or items to help others. Beth Shalom will continue with projects of the past and will establish new projects - all which will need volunteers!
During the past year, more than 300 CBS volunteers of all ages – young and old alike - have helped our community, but we need many, many more. We need leaders/coordinators who can spearhead projects as well as volunteers to make these projects happen and support our Jewish and non-Jewish friends in need.
The following drives will be occurring over the next few months:*Sisterhood will be collecting the following for Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital. Ronald McDonald House is an international organization that helps keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need. Our donations will greatly help support the Ronald McDonald House with the supplies they need to keep the house running and open to all families at no charge. Please bring your donations to Sisterhoods Opening luncheon or leave them in a box in the lobby.
1. cleaning supplies: Lysol Wipes, Scrubbing Bubblies, toilet bowl cleaner, Windex, Soft Scrub & all-purpose cleaner.
2. aluminum foil and full size aluminum food serving pans
3. Gift cards to Target, Amazon, Jewel, Home Depot, Bed, Bath and Beyond which can be purchased at CBS.
9/10 Feed the Homeless: PADS - Providing shelter, services & housing to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County. Help is needed to provide a meal monthly at a shelter in Buffalo Grove. Contact Sara Weinstein - [email protected]
9/14 Help Men’s Club: volunteer for Shabbat services at Lieberman Center in Skokie. Contact Steve Elisco – [email protected]
*Please bring in your cell phone chargers for Northwestern Hospital and cell phones for SHALVA, new or gently used bras for ‘I support the girls’, ‘pop tabs’ for Ronald McDonald Houses, glasses for Lions Club and current dated non perishable food items for the ARK Food Pantry and Northfield Township Food Pantry.Volunteer to join our CBS Social Action Committee and be one of our Mitzvah Volunteer Partners (MVPs). No experience is required. Have a suggestion for a project? New areas of concern can be addressed at any moment. Most of all, we need your help. Check this site often for updates! Contact
BROWSE THE JUF GUIDE TO JEWISH LIVING IN CHICAGO USING THIS LINK. THIS GUIDE SHOULD BE USED AS A TOOL TO IDENTIFY ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS DEEMED TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR INFORMATION THAT DIRECTLY PERTAIN TO, SUPPORT OR ENHANCE JEWISH LIFE.