Social Action

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"The Invisibles" Movie Screened on March 2nd at BI

"The Invisibles" was clearly a hit at the March 2nd film screening at BI, presented by the Social Action Committee. The new movie, which was slated to open in theaters around Philadelphia later in March, was shown under a special arrangement with the film's owners. A crowd of 40 or so people, from BI and Ohev Shalom, joined Rabbi Helen Plotkin to view the exciting story of four real-life survivors of the German efforts to clear all Jews from wartime Berlin.

A Call to Conscience on Tisha b'Av

We are proud to announce that our Board voted to co-sponsor a Tisha b’Av service and protest that will be held outside of the Philadelphia ICE field office at 2nd and Chestnut. The service will be on Tisha b’Av morning, July 22nd from 11:00-1:00, and will include prayers, songs, brief speeches, and the chanting of Eichah. The purpose is to raise a Jewish communal voice around the message of ahavat ha-ger, (love the stranger), of our own people’s experience of marginalization and demonization, and a refusal to remain silent in the face of injustice. May our observances bring us nearer to personal teshuva and to societal justice and healing.

Food Service at the Life Center in Upper Darby

BI volunteers serving dinner at a food serviceWhen there is a 5th Monday in a month, members of the Social Action Committee organize a food service for the Life Center. All members of the congregation are welcome to prepare entrees, salads, pasta dishes, vegetables, and/or desserts. No pork products, of course. Food is dropped off at Beth Israel between 5:30 and 6:00 pm, then taken to the shelter where BI members serve the dinner to the residents and others in need of a good meal. The next food service will be Monday, December 31--New Year's Eve! Party hats will be provided.