"Justice, justice, you shall pursue." (Deut 16:20)
Beit Haverim promotes, facilitates and shares in diverse social action activities in response to the core principle of Jewish ethics: Tikkun Olam - mending the world.
Beit Haverim has a longstanding commitment to social action – setting in motion the ideals and values of our traditions through deeds of justice and compassion. Our activities include organizing various drives throughout the year and providing support to needy members of our community through targeted programs.
As we pursue the important work of creating a better world, we strengthen the relationships within our congregation and broaden our connections to other communities. In doing so, we develop a better awareness and understanding of our responsibility to each other. We show that we care, mentor our children and create meaningful change. All are invited and encouraged to participate in the work of social justice.
High Holidays 2014 Food Drive
It's time for all of us to step up for the Annual Beit Haverim food drive.
This year, as we have in the past, we are collecting non-perishable food for our hungry neighbors. You will see barrels in the lobby beginning Erev Rosh Hashanah (September 24th) which will be in place until October 11th. We need your help as we try to heal the world in our own small way.
We will have special bags for you to take home and bring back filled to the brim with boxes and cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank. Last year we collected over 600 pounds of food. Can we do better this year? We certainly hope so!
While we come together in solemn reflection for our New Year, please remember those who need our help.
Here are some things to consider:
* While we happily plan our Rosh Hashanah dinners, some of our neighbors are figuring out how to feed the kids for the whole month
* There is a tremendous need for food pantry donations all across Oregon. There is a LOT of hunger in our state.
* We can all find a few items to bring to Beit Haverim each and every time we come to the building
* Did you know that just $10 will feed a family of 4 for 3-5 days?
* Last year we collected 600 pounds of food! Terrific! Can we match and surpass that this year?
Please plan your donations now. Thank you for your kindness.
Fall 2013 Blood Drive Recap
Thank you to all our volunteers and donors who made our blood drive on September 27th a huge success. The need for blood is constant, and the donations we collected will make a difference in the lives of up to 60 patients. We collected two more units than our goal, which was the Red Cross's highest percentage last Friday out of the 16 drives in the area!
Bar Mitzvah Suit Closet: Reduce – Reuse – Recycle!
Bring in your rapidly growing boy to borrow a suit for any synagogue occasion. We only ask that you dry-clean any borrowed item before returning it.This clothes closet benefits those in need AND lets us recycle through re-use. We are currently in need of donations of clothes in “like-new” condition, including belts and shoes as well. Girls clothes are welcome for donation too!