Social Action

In keeping with the mitzvot of Tzedaka (sharing of resources) and G’milut Hasadim (deeds of lovingkindness), 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.

Cathedral Soup Kitchen on Christmas Day
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis
For almost 30 years, Beth-El Zedeck congregants have organized volunteers to cook and serve meals on Christmas Day.  Volunteers prepare a full turkey dinner in their homes and spend Christmas Day at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen feeding those in need.  This example of Tikkun Olam also affords the priceless gift of family time on a special holiday to the regular kitchen workers and exemplifies our synagogue’s continued commitment to the welfare of Indianapolis.  Watch the Besamim, email blasts, and Shabbat announcement leaflets in November for information on how to get involved.  This program was the 2016 winner of JFGI’s Melvin Simon Tikkun Olam Award.

We need helpers on that day as well as food and supplies for the Cathedral Soup Kitchen. Click here to choose items to donate.

December 25, 2017

Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Builds

Beth-El Zedeck worked on two homes with Habitat For Humanity
as part of their Interfaith Build in October 2018

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 deliver meals monthly. Contact Jennifer Hodes at jhodes {at} bez613(.)org or 317-253-3441 to help out. This program is made possible through the Sidney Maurer Memorial Fund to Feed the Hungry.

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


Faith Leaders at IHI Un Lunch 10-16-08