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.
March/April Call to Action
March 1-31 - Collection: Vases and travel-sized toiletries for April 'Good Deeds Day'. Please drop off your items in the lobby.
March 20 - Purim Groggers: Bring a box of pasta or mac n' cheese to use at the Megillah reading that will then be donated to local food pantries.
April 7 - Good Deeds Day from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. Join us at CBS for some or all of the day to participate in mitzvah activities.
April 7 - Homewares Drive for Habitat for Humanity.
Aptil 9 - Beth Shalom will be feeding the homeless at a church in Buffalo Grove. Consider providing a portion of the meal. Contact Sara at [email protected] for more info.
April 28 - Spring Blood Drive at CBS from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Please save the following for future collections: travel-sized toiletries, flower vases, Habitat for Humanity Homewares, new school supplies.
Donate to Regular Collections - Remember the ongoing collections in the cabinet next to the coatroom: non-perishable foods, eye glasses, cell phones, charging cords, comics, and soda can pop-tabs.
On a monthly basis, we participate in providing a portion of the food for a dinner for PADS. This organization provides shelter, services and housing for those who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County.
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 Sara Weinstein [email protected].