[T]Be Involved Social Action Opportunities

The [T]Be Involved Social Action Committee invites you be a part of doing mitzvot throughout the holidays. Consider the following ways to help start the New Year with Tikkun Olam, healing the world.

Kol Nidre Tzedakah

Set aside tzedakah for the Kol Nidre Tzedakah Collection starting today. This year, we will make donations to the following organizations, each of which was featured during a Shabbat service. You can donate online and select “Kol Nidre Tzedakah” from the list of Temple Beth-El funds. You can designate one of the organizations below in the “Occasion/Special Note” field. Your donation will be divided equally unless you designate it for a particular organization.

These three organizations are improving and saving lives through their actions. Your contributions can help them make a difference.

NECHAMA is a national organization that provides clean-up and recovery assistance to homes and businesses affected by natural disaster. NECHAMA offers a helping hand in the spirit of goodwill and creates mutual respect and understanding among people. Lynn Raviv shared about the current work of this organization and her experiences working with NECHAMA during the April 2014 tornadoes.

IsraAID helps people all over the world overcome extreme crisis, providing millions with the support needed to move from destruction to reconstruction, and eventually, to sustainable living. Florina Newcomb, BJF programs and special projects coordinator, gave an update on the impact of this organization on emergency responses around the world. Mack Krell shared his personal experience with IsraAID as well.

Faith in Action Alabama is a multifaith, multiracial organization that works to honor God by achieving systemic change and creating pathways of opportunity for all Alabamians. Daniel Schwartz, the executive director, shared how this organization is affecting the lives of the people in our state and how we can join him in these efforts.

Interfaith Open House: Sept. 26

An Interfaith Open House will be held in the Sukkah on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5-7 pm. Bring your interfaith friends to enjoy a happy hour of wine and hors d’oeuvres in our synagogue’s Sukkah! Hosted by SOJOURN and TBE Keruv.




Sukkot Habitat for Humanity Build Day: Sept. 30

Join the [T]Be Involved Social Action Committee and the Men’s Club on Sept. 30 as we build a new home for a local family in need! Our building project takes place during Sukkot, a period when we eat in temporary structures and feel the fragility of life. It is at this time when we can help provide a permanent home and stability for a deserving family in our area. Habitat is working with us specially to provide a Sunday date, so we hope to have a big group participating. You may work the whole day from 8 am-3 pm or one of two shifts, 8-11:30 am or 11:30 am-3 pm. Please contact Lisa Engel to register for the Build Day and let her know if you have any questions. Mark your calendar now and join us for a fun, fulfilling and very worthwhile day.

Get [T]Be Involved today!