Give Your Spirit A Workout!

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 pantry
    Help 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.  

    Please save the following for future collections: new school supplies, cell phone and chargers, eye glasses and pop tabs for Ronald McDonald Houses

    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.

    June-July Call to Action

    *Please help provide a portion of the meal at PADS, a shelter for the homeless in Buffalo Grove on June 11 and July 9th.  We will also be serving the meal on July 9th. Let me know if you are interested in helping with the food and serving on July 9th.

    *We will be taking the summer off for collections. Please see our article in August for our newest Social Action projects.

    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].

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