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Social Action Opportunities

Brain Builders: Stafford Junction starts its Brain Builders Afterschool tutoring program the first week of October and needs volunteers! Brain Builders helps at 6 Elementary schools twice a week: Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. Help with basic homework, with any extra time on reading and basic math skills. A total of 75-100 volunteers are needed each year. Be the one that makes a difference in a child’s life and education. Contact for questions. To sign up, email Lynn at Stafford Junction:

Help at the Food Bank: November 4th, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, help pack boxes at the Food Bank warehouse (minimum age 10 years old). Bring your friends! RSVP to

The Passover Food Drive

High Holy Days Food Drive: Please contribute to the HHDs Food Drive now through Sukkot. Find the donation barrel in the lobby! In addition to canned goods and nonperishables, purchase grocery shopping cards from Ellen Grady ( to donate to the collection, or make an otherwise financial donation to the Food Bank through BST! Last year we collected 1103 pounds of food, equaling 919 meals. Let’s beat the total again this year!

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.  

2016 Social Action Events

Fall 2016

High Holiday Food Drive

Produce Pick up for Thurman Brisben

Food Bank warehouse visit

Canal path/Old Mill Park garbage pick up - VYBS

Thanksgiving Baskets - VYBS
Pack Hanukah boxes for the USO - VYBS
Pillow collection for Hope House
Sheets collection for Thurman Brisben
Winter 2016/2017
Cabinet building project - lead by Dave Coman


Collection for Poet’s Walk - Sisterhood

School supplies collection for Stafford Junction


The Holiday Project Holiday Card and Gift Making Party

Cookie baking for Hope House & Thurman 

Christmas Eve dinner at Thurman Brisben

The Holiday Project Christmas Day visits

VYBS made Hanukkah Care Packages for the USO

VYBS Coffee House raised money for the disAbility Center

Read about more projects in the archive!

Sat, December 16 2017 28 Kislev 5778