How Will I Change the World This Year?

Isaiah 58:5 reads: “Is this the kind of fast I desire, a day of merely depriving one’s body? Is it not the sharing of your bread with the hungry, the bringing of the wretched poor into your home, or clothing someone you see who is naked, and not hiding from your kin in their need?”

Upcoming Social Action Opportunities


We bet Miriam wished she could dance with her
timbrels in her finest attire. Drop off your gently used
and new clothing in the Social Action Collection
Closet donated by Marvin and Arlene Shelsky and
Family to help women of today dress for success.
CONTACT: YOU. (Rabbi Hillel asks,“If not now, when?”)


The following organizations have been vetted by [T]BE Involved Social Action and they encourage you to make additional donations throughout the year.

Temple Beth-El High Holiday Philanthropy

2022 Women’s Issues:

– OLIVIA’S HOUSE*, unique rehabilitation center where children can stay with their mothers.
– THE PAD PROJECT*, end period stigma andempower all menstruators worldwide

–  RUACH NASHIT* Israeli organization assisting survivors of domestic violence

2021 Refugee Support:
– ALIRP Alabama Interfaith Refugee Project*

– Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society* (HIAS)

– IsraAid*

2020 COVID — N/A

2019 Homelessness:
– Family Promise*
– Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society* (HIAS)
– Yemin Orde*

– Faith in Action*
– IsraAID*

– Nechama*

– GBM*
– Habitat for Humanity*
– Women of the Wall or Hiddush*

– Baton Rouge Relief: Supporting an effort coordinated by the Jewish Federations of North America*

–  Anytown Alabama*
–  Mechon Shechter* / Schechter Rabbinical Seminary’s (SRS) Bet Midrash: Supporting programs to train Conservative rabbis and strengthen pluralism in Israel


– Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel*
– Birthwell Partners Community Doula Project*

– National Ramah* Tikvah Network

We’d also like to list:
– Heart Gallery*


Additional Organizations: 

  • City Action Partnership (CAPS)
  • Mazon
  • The Birmingham Promise
  • CJFS
  • Leket Israel
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of AL
  • Magen David Adom in Israel
  • Food for the Journey
  • Youth Towers
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Childcare Resources
  • Legacy of Hope (the former Alabama Organ Center)
  • Black Belt Citizens
  • Jewish Children’s Regional Service
  • Hazon
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County
  • The Dannon Project
  • Yad Chesed
  • Society of St. Andrew
  • Hispanic Interest Council of Alabama

In case you missed it… check out these photos from our Social Action trip to Selma!