Social Action

To be in service to something larger than ourselves is true greatness. It is the work of our lives.

 -Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar

G'milut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness) is one of BJBE's 5 Core Values. G'milut Chasadim is the obligation to give away three things: time, to make the world a better place; money, to ease someone’s pain; and kindness, to heal a world that is broken.

In keeping with Reform Judaism's long tradition of Tikkun Olam, healing the world, BJBE is involved in a variety of activities that have a positive impact on our local communities and across the country. Regular activities include providing food for the homeless through Project Nourish and delivery of Maot Chitim; serving at the Inspiration Cafe and the JUF Cafe; blood drives; collections of shoes, eyeglasses, toiletrees, etc. in our Village Center Tzedakah Niche; a variety of Jewish Learning Center mitzvah projects; and rebuilding trips to New Orleans, Louisiana, and other devastated areas.

To get involved with The Social Action Network, please contact Melanie Berkowitz.

                           9th Annual Social Action trip to New Orleans, 2017