Social Action

Social Action

In keeping with the mitzvot of Tzedaka (sharing of resources) and G’milut Hasadim (deeds of lovingkindness), the SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck is continually working to help make our community a better place. Please join us! Listed below are a few of the many volunteer opportunities available. We invite you to fulfill mitzvot of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.

Pedal for Peace

Are you interested in supporting peace in much needed areas of our world?  Do you enjoy biking either recreationally and/or for exercise?  Come and join us as we Pedal for Peace at the Major Taylor Velodrome!  This 4-hour team bike relay promises to be a worthwhile, memorable, and fun event for bikers of all experience levels.

Pedal for Peace supports organizations throughout the world that are committed to peace through education, especially for girls and women.

Saturday, September 29, 2012         3:00 to 7:00 p.m.       at Major Taylor Velodrome

Proceeds from this year’s Pedal for Peace will go toward IHI, the Interfaith Hunger Initiative which supports Gleaners Food Bank in Indiana and Umoja in Kenya.

Join the Beth-El Zedeck team!

Please contact Shari Lipp-Levine at the synagogue office bez613 {at} bez613(.)org if you’d like to participate or visit

Interfaith Hunger Initiative

In the fall of 2007 Jim Morris, freshly returned from five years as head of the World Food Program of the United Nations, called together about 20 Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders in Indianapolis. Jim had personally seen many hungry and starving children in places all around the world. He reminded us that all of our faith traditions encourage us to “feed the hungry,” and he encouraged us to work together to help feed hungry people in our community and around the world. Consequently, we began work on the Indianapolis Interfaith Hunger Initiative.  Additional information is available at  Please check back for upcoming events.

Kosher to Go

We offer Kosher meals Mondays and Wednesdays to homebound members of the Jewish community. If you know of anyone in need of this service, please contact the synagogue office. We are also always looking for volunteers to devote not more than 2 hours a week each month to deliver meals. Contact Shari Lipp-Levine at the synagogue office to help out. This program is made possible through the Sidney Maurer Memorial Fund to Feed the Hungry.

Day of Service

Sunday, January 20, 2013

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, young and old, singles, families and children will come together to perform Mitzvot of Tikkun Olam at Beth-El Zedeck and in the community.  Make a difference, get involved and help change the world!

Our Social Action/Tikkun Olam Committee is open to ideas for projects and can always use volunteers. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Shari Lipp-Levine at the synagogue office slevine {at} bez613(.)org.

Thank you for making a difference. It’s a Mitzvah!


Faith Leaders at IHI Un Lunch 10-16-08

Faith Leaders at IHI Un Lunch 10-16-08