Social Action

The mission of the Social Action committee at Bet Shalom is to educate congregants about social justice issues related to Jewish values, and to promote congregation-wide engagement in the work of tikkun olam, the healing of our world.

  • Listed below are our five pillars of Social Action. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, June 2 at 10:15 AM.

Homelessness

Bet Shalom is a proud partner congregation of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, helping families who are experiencing homelessness secure affordable housing.

For weekly updates from Beacon CLICK HERE.

Domestic/Gun Violence

Racial/Social Disparities

The Social Action Committee would like to distribute information urging the Israeli government’s support of the migration and care for Ethiopia’s remaining Jewry.

Harlan Jacobs ( founder and president of Genesis Business Centers, Ltd.) spoke a Social Action Committee meeting about the humanitarian crisis facing 8000 Ethiopian Jews who are left in Adis Ababa.
Harlan’s request is to have people write letters and send them by “snail mail” to Israel’s Counsul General in Chicago to help advocate for Israel to support accepting these Ethiopian Jews in Israel.

Hunger/Food Insecurity

ICA Food Shelf serves our people in Hopkins, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, Deephaven, Greenwood, and Woodland, Minnesota. Bet Shalom is a proud partner congregation of ICA.

Poster:  Summer Sizzle 2019 Poster (1)

Summer Sizzle: Thursday, June 13
Summer Sizzle is a new ICA Food Shelf event scheduled for Thursday, June 13 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the ICA Food Shelf K-Tel location. Summer Sizzle will feature tasty bites, complimentary beer and wine, live entertainment, a silent auction and a behind-the-scenes peek at how we really serve 800 families every month! All funds raised will support ICA’s Kids’ Summer Market!

Tickets are $30. For more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.icafoodshelf.org/sizzle

Poster: Bazaar June 2019 Poster — 8.5 x 11 (1)

ICA Bazaar: Saturday, June 22
ICA’s ever popular Bazaar is back on Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Come shop in the basement of ICA Food Shelf’s St. David’s location for new retail merchandise, including furniture, rugs, small housewares, toys, holiday items, and more, at prices 70-80% off retail prices.

For more information:https://www.icafoodshelf.org/bazaar

Climate Change/Environmental Abuse

For more information, contact socialactionchair@betshalom.org