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Social Action Opportunities

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School Dressing Days

The Interfaith Community Council’s School Dressing Days served 1,241 children during the two day event in August. Thank you to all the BST members who contributed items. The School Dressing Days committee has already started collecting items for 2019. Many of the items they need are on sale now. If you would like to contribute there will be a collection bin in the Temple lobby. Thank you for your continued support of School Dressing Days. If you have questions, please contact Diane Kowalski 540-273-0914.

Items needed:

Backpacks – character backpacks for grades K-3 and large, sturdy sizes for high schoolers

Binders – new and gently used

School appropriate shoes – sneakers are most desired - new and gently used

Hoodies, jackets and sweatshirts - Middle and HS sizes - new and gently used

Elementary age size coats - new and gently used


Social action cares


The High Holy Days Food Drive

High Holy Days Food Drive: We collected 300 pounds less this year than the previous year - a little over 700 pounds - still a respectable amount, but nowhere near what we know we can do for this community.

Let’s beat this total next 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!

Tue, January 15 2019 9 Sh'vat 5779