"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 2013 Food Drive
The High Holidays 2013 Food Drive was an unqualified success, thanks to all of you. You filled over 3 barrels with non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank. These items will be distributed throughout our state, helping to feed those in need. Well done!
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!