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Social Action During A Pandemic

Thurman Brisben Center has some urgent donation needs for hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial surface cleaner, lysol, and floor cleaner. Remember to buy gift cards through the Temple to purchase these items whenever possible. They also need volunteers, if at all possible, and are practicing social distancing at the center. To help, contact

Micah Ministries is still committed to providing meals and other necessities to those in need. To donate food, money, or time, please contact them directly via their website:

The Fredericksburg Food Bank is still doing emergency food packs on Mondays and Wednesdays using social distancing guidelines. The contact person is Jess McCoy:

If you want to help in other ways, consider going online and starting your search here:

Interested in serving the committee or community somehow? 

Contact for more info.

Micah Ministries

We are trying to still work with our friends at Micah Ministries during this pandemic. If you are interested in helping, please continue reading. 

Donation Requests:

Check out our Amazon Wish List

A lot of you have asked us what we need during this time. We have set up an Amazon Wish List for some items that we are hoping to acquire. Right now we could really use help making/acquiring the following items:


In need of plant donations for guests (indoor and outdoor) to tend to.

Flower/garden Box builder (Looking for a volunteer who would be interested in

helping us build a raised garden bed and donating supplies for the materials).

Garden materials: top soil (bed soil), plants, tools, gloves etc. 

Email to get connected!



Can-Openers: Turn handle Can Openers

NEW: Microwaveable plates, bowls for hotel guests!
Food & Minute Cards: Fast Food gift cards and grocery gift cards accepted 

Cleaning Supplies: Antibacterial wipes, Clorox wipes, paper towels for cleaning. Toilet Paper
PPE equipment: Gloves, masks, thermometer

COVID-19 Safety:

Please read the up to date CDC guidelines around COVID-19 which can be found at: Volunteers are required to wear a mask and gloves when participating at the hospitality center and doing deliveries.

Volunteer Needs:

Delivery Drivers and Errand Runners (HC and Respite)

Furniture Bank is in need of delivery drivers and laborers for move in/move outs -

access to a truck is beneficial but not required!

Furniture Bank is also in need of administrative support and data managers.

Email if you are interested in getting involved!

Social action cares


What does social action committee do?

On a daily basis, many of us serve and give of ourselves without fanfare or recognition. We are a caring and loving congregation that lives up to the highest ideals of Judaism. Social action has always been an integral part of congregational life at Beth Sholom Temple. Our activities have exemplified the Jewish values of community engagement, service, justice, and peace. The role of the Social Action Committee is to stimulate and support the performance of mitzvot by our members, especially those that help others beyond the Temple community. See the box below for some of the events that we have organized and/or participated in over the past year.  

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