"We are not required to complete the work of repairing the world,
but neither are we free to desist from it."
- Pirkei Avot
mission of the Social Justice and Action Committee is to inspire our
Temple Beth El congregants to assist those in need, to fight for social
justice by providing volunteer opportunities and information regarding
social concerns of our world, and to foster partnerships, cooperation
and collaboration among the various groups of Temple Beth El congregants
engaged in acts of tikkun olam.
vision is to be a congregation where repairing the world is second
nature, where young and old alike work side by side to assist our
neighbors in need, and where social justice and action are integrated
into allaspects of Temple life. Congregants will have opportunities to
participate in diverse social justice programs through various
committees and the religious school. Temple Beth El will be known within
the Charlotte community and the Jewish community at large, as a
powerful force for fostering social action and fighting for social
For more information, visit the Get Involved link.
2013-2014 co-chairs: Shannon Alpert email@example.com and Lisa Moreland firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Social Justice and Action Year in Review
To submit a project or issue proposal, complete the Project/Issue Proposal form.
Once again we will be faced with a cold winter. As we have done for the last 17 years, Temple Beth El, Temple Israel and the Jewish Community Center will be hosting homeless “neighbors” from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. To find out how to get involved in Room in the Inn, click here or contact Herm Ziegler at email@example.com or Larry Leibman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Room in the Inn 2013-2014
Please come to us if you think you are in an unhealthy relationship. We are here to help.
Abuse is about one partner trying to control the other. It can be as obvious as a slap or as subtle as an insult. It can include humiliation and bullying, control of finances, isolation from friends and family. Learn more at www.shalombayit-nc.org.
Donating an Old Cell Phone Can Save a Life
Our Temple, in conjunction with Shalom Bayit and Safe Alliance’s Victim Assistance Program, is collecting cell phones for victims – or potential victims - of domestic violence. Unwanted cell phones will be reprogrammed to call 911 and used in the event of an emergency. Simply bring the cell phone and battery charger (in a bag or box, if possible) and bring it by the office for collection. For more information check www.shalombayit-nc.org.
Community Clinic Needs Your Help!
Join the TBE Health Care Team at Charlotte Community Health Clinic (CCHC), a non-profit, low-cost clinic for financially challenged, uninsured residents of Mecklenburg County! If you are a Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Bilingual in English and Spanish, and/or have Office Skills, we need you! Please join us for a meeting on Monday, October 7th, at 7:00 pm at TBE to learn more about this volunteer opportunity and how to become a part of it. For more information please contact Jill or Susan!
Jill Lipson (TBE Member/CCHC Employee) Susan Abroms (TBE Member/CCHC Volunteer)
c.704-936-9808 h. 704-449-4795
Sterling Elementary Partnership
Volunteers Needed for School Year 2013-2014
There are many needs at Sterling Elementary. First and foremost are classroom volunteers. Sterling's Principal has asked our congregation to consider volunteering, if only once a week for a few hours at Sterling. Our goal is to connect each teacher with a classroom volunteer. Linda Hindel will be making the volunteer matches and would be happy to discuss these opportunities with anyone who might be interested. Email Linda Hindel at email@example.com, or call 704-543-9190.
Please donate hand sanitizer, band aids, lysol wipes, tissues, and all sizes of zip Lock bags. Items can be dropped off in the Sterling Elementary barrel in the Temple lobby. Thank you!
Have you ever wondered how Temple Beth El got involved with Affordable Housing? Learn about our journey of the past and our vision for the future in a conversation with Judy Seldin-Cohen, past Co-Chair of our Social Justice and Action Committee and our leading Temple Beth El voice on this issue. Read "Conversations with Judy Seldin-Cohen" HERE For more information, contact Judy Seldin-Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE NEWS:
35th annual CROP Hunger Walk in Charlotte 2013
Beth El Reaches Out to Sterling Elementary
Faith communities partner with needy students
May 26, 2010
Mitzvah Day Devoted to Social Justice, Service
May 5, 2010
Temple Beth El Approves Resolution on Affordable Housing
April 6, 2010