Repair the World

Justice, justice, you shall pursue — Deuteronomy 16:20

Congregation Beth El has a longstanding commitment to social action – setting in motion the ideals and values of our traditions through deeds of justice and compassion.  Our community offers wonderful opportunities to respond to the imperfections of our world by engaging in meaningful service such as:

Upcoming Meetings 

July 20th at 11am

Fall 2014-Spring 2015 meetings begin at 11:15am

September 14th

October 12th

November 9th

December 14th

January 11th

February 8th

March 22nd

April 12th

May 10th

June 14th

Contributions Needed:

FAMILY TABLE NEEDS YOUR HELP - Each month we need to collect 45 cans of Tuna Fish and 45 boxes/bags of brown rice (no larger than 2 lbs). This is an ongoing endeavor so you can easily participate. Just drop off 2 lb bags of brown rice and tuna in the bin near the Religious School office.


JF&CS Family Table Invites you to a B’nei Mitzvah Family Workshop Do you have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah coming up in the next year? Are you starting to think about your mitzvah project? By helping out at Family Table, New England’s largest kosher food pantry, you can make a big impact on the lives of families in need in our Jewish community.

Please join us as we give deeper meaning to your Bar/Bat Mitzvah volunteer experience. We will discuss the challenges faced by JF&CS Family Table clients and explore ways you can creatively help those in need. Following the educational session you will have the opportunity to pack and deliver food to our grateful recipient families.

Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. discussion and activity

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. pack and deliver groceries

Location: JF&CS Headquarters

            1430 Main Street Waltham

Space is limited and we require a JF&CS CORI form for all adult volunteers.

Please RSVP by Monday June 9

to Lisa Katz at or 781-693-5593

for a CORI form or more information.


Would you like to help a child learn to read?

 Join the Beth El Reading Partners and make a commitment to tutor once a week in Framingham during the 2014-2015 school year.

For more information about this mitzvah opportunity for the coming school year, contact:

Faith Szydlo, 978-635-0033,

Debby Young, 508-877-3677,


Coffee House for  a Cause

Mark your calendars: April 18, 2015 at 7pm!


Looking for a mitzvah to manage??? We are looking for a new coordinator for our Annual Blood Drive.

Coffee That Tastes Good and Does Good – Java nagila Fair Trade coffee Email Judy Goldberg at Tell her whether you want whole bean, French press, percolator grind, drip grind or espresso. And tell her whether you want dark roast, light roast or decaf. And then send her $60. (All checks to be made out to Judy Goldberg)

MetroWest Free Medical Program – Please consider volunteering – Call 508-656-0740 or email


We are looking for a few folks to join the Steering Committee for our newest program which is a Scholarship Program for immigrants. If you are interested in learning more please contact Joel Moskowitz –  or Steve Gutherz –


Want to get involved? Contact  or come to one of our next meetings.

ONGOING TIKKUN OLAM PROJECTS: Torah Panels for the :  Torah Stitch by Stitch project

Click here to read more about the group

Upcoming Events
Beth El has provided a joyful home away from home, where my family has embraced their Jewish identity through learning, prayer and community.
— Deb B