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Social Action Opportunities

Thurman Brisben Center:

The Brisben Center is conducting another mail out and needs your help. Prepare flyers on March 6th from 10:00 AM till finished. There are a lot of flyers going out this time, so bring a friend if you can. Whatever time you can give, they’d love to have you. Please email if you can help!

Spring Tree Planting:

Join Tree Fredericksburg for our Spring Tree Planting on April 7th. All planting events are limited to 50 participants. Please sign up below to reserve a spot. Saturday, April 7th – Mayfield, Howison Avenue at Howard Avenue. Register to Volunteer Here!

Walk N Roll:

Sunday, April 15th, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Quarles Petroleum Parking Lot. Walk starts at 1:00 PM. Join us in raising money for the Disability Resource Center. Participate in the walk or volunteer (set up, help with kids activity tables, clean up, distribute flyers etc). Click here for details and to register!

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!

Thu, March 22 2018 6 Nisan 5778