Social Action

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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. 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! Contact John Greenstine to volunteer to cook, serve or donate. 

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