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.

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 www.interfaithhungerinitiative.org.  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 Jennifer Hodes (jhodes {at} bez613(.)org) at the synagogue office to help out. This program is made possible through the Sidney Maurer Memorial Fund to Feed the Hungry.

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