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Yom Shlishi, 30 Tishri 5776


"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.


  • West Linn Food Pantry
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Jewish National Fund Collections for Trees For Israel
  • PAWTeam Supply Drive
  • Men's shelter dinners
  • Household Item donations to Hand to Hand (Jewish Federation of Portland) for those in need 
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Nothing But Nets
  • Ideas and suggestions are always welcome

For more information about any programs and to become involved, please contact our Tikkun Olam Chairperson, Barbara Gold

 School Supplies Drive

We have made a great start with our school supplies collection. For the month of July, let's focus on backpacks, calculators and pocket dictionaries and thesauruses. Of course, other needed school supplies are always welcome.

We are already planning our annual food drive to be held over the High Holidays. We'll let you know what the pressing needs are as time comes closer.

Tikkun Olam has begun working with LOUCC on an outstanding and timely program to be held in October. Given recent events in America, it seems more urgent than ever to become aware of African American issues. Please be alert to publicity that will start soon concerning this program to be held on Sunday, October 11th at Bet Haverim. More information will be forthcoing.

Finally, our ongoing projects are well...ongoing! Knitters, please keep knitting those scarves and hats to be donated at Christmas time. And parents of young men, we still want to collect your boys' outgrown dress clothes for our Bar Mitzvah closet.

Tikkun Olam is working on one big project that will go on from now until the end of summer, and we need YOUR help. We are collecting school supplies that will be given to schools that do not have the means to provide all that the students need. We are hoping to gather the following:
Scientific Calculators
Spanish-English dictionaries: ISBN 0844279862
Spanish verbs books: ISBN 0764113577
Small paperback dictionaries
Small paperback thesauruses
Backpacks for middle/ high school students
Backpacks for elementary school students
Calculator- basic dual power with square root
But any and all school supplies are needed and wanted. Please enlist YOUR children to help find sales that can provide these other items:
Fine tipped black Sharpies
Dry Erase board markers
Fine tip washable markers
Pencil top erasers
Colored fine-tipped felt pens
White vinyl erasers
Black ultra-fine tip Sharpies
Pencil sharpeners
Pencil box (5” – 9”)
College-ruled notebook paper
Three-ring binders
Binder dividers
Spiral notebooks of graph paper: ¼” grid
College-ruled spiral notebooks
Mead composition books
White copy paper
Bright colored copy paper
Pocket folders without clasps
7-pocket poly expandable letter file with tabs, flaps, and elastic closure
Wide-ruled spiral notebooks
Wide-ruled notebook paper
Plastic two-pocket folder without clasps
Mead primary composition book
3-subject spiral notebooks
Pocket folders with clasps
Composition books: wide-ruled
Portfolio folder with pockets and clasps for attaching 3-hole punched paper
Reinforcers (for punched holes)
Index cards: 3” x 5”- lined
Glue sticks
Facial tissues
As you can see, the list is long, but the items are necessary. There is a bin at the Temple for you to place your items in during the long period from now until August, but you can start by bringing any backpacks that are in good condition to Sweet Repeat.
Thank you so much for your help. 


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!

If you have something to contribute, or if you would like to check out our collection for your own son’s use, please Email  the office.


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