Special Social Action Events

Annual High Holy Day Food Drive
Every year at the High Holy days, we join other area Reform congregations to collect food for those in our community who are hungry. Food and paper products are donated to The Ark.

Maot Chitim: Feeding the Hungry
Packing and Delivery Location: 8260 North Austin Avenue, Morton Grove
Twice a year, at Rosh Hashanah and Pesach, we join with this organization to pack and deliver boxes of food to people in the Chicago area who are in need. Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate in warehouse activities.
Contact: Brian Aronson, briana@aronsonassociates.com

Social Action Oneg Shabbat
After Shabbat Services, 9:00 p.m.
As we celebrate Shabbat leading into MLK Day weekend, we join together after the service to work on projects to help our community. Open to all members and non-members.
Contact: Susie Selbst, sselbst1@comcast.net

4th Annual MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 16, 2017
Make Martin Luther King's Day a day on instead of a day off. We provide various off-and on-site social action opportunities to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to participating, opportunities for planning and "day-of" leadership are available.
Contact: Anne Robbin, arobbin@bjbe.org

Spring Blood Drive
Date & Time TBD
The Social Action Network coordinates a blood drive for LifeSource to help those Chicagoans in need of blood and blood products. Committee members and donors are always needed.
Contacts: Rachel Tzinberg, rptzin@gmail.com and Richard Goldberg, richagoldberg@gmail.com

G'milut Chasadim Programs for Young Families
Getting our children involved in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and G'milut Chasadim (acts of kindness) at a young age is a primary goal of our programming. Making connections and growing friendships with other young families is another. Join us once or on an ongoing basis as we bake cookies for Project Nourish, collect food for the Ark, create craft bags for children in the hospital and much more.
Contacts: Melanie Berkowitz, berger.home@yahoo.com and Carrie Cohan, ckrivit@gmail.com

Sisterhood Social Action
Sisterhood organizes social action projects throughout the year such as collections for the Deerfield Food Pantry, creating Pillows for Breast Cancer Survivors, and sending notes to the Lone Soldiers in the Israeli Army.
Contacts: Jeannie Pearlman, theschwartzbewithyou@comcast.net and Linda Rukin, lmlsklr@yahoo.com