Hesed Social Action Activities of Beth Israel

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Activity:  For Purim, Beth Israel Sisterhood and the Religious School made a dozen or so Purim baskets with Purim related goodies.  These were delivered buy the Mens Club to some of our members who are not able to attend the Purim celebrations easily. nk)

Date: March 24, 2019

Coordinated by:  BI Religious School, Sisterhood and Mens Club



Activity:  Collecting canned goods boxes of Mac and Cheese (Use as groggers at the Purim reading of the megilla then donate to Food Bank)

Date: March 24, 2019

Coordinated by:  BI Religious School

Details: Bring canned goods.  Create a decorative cover (Purim Theme) around a box of Macaroni and Cheese.  Bring it to the Purim Carnival.  We will use them as groggers during the megilla reading then we will remove the covers and donate these to the Food Bank



Activity:  Our Beth Israel Community Shabbat, April 20, will invite some guests who otherwise would find it difficult to attend. We will "sponsor" some guests and will donate a portion of the overall proceeds to the Suicide Prevention Task Force.  

Date: April 20, 2019

Coordinated by:  various members


Activity:  Interfaith Day of Hope Day of Service

Date: May 4, 2019

Coordinated by:  BI Interfaith Action Community

Details:  BringJoin a interfaith team of volunteers to provide 4 hours of work to a non-profit service organization on May 4.  Sign up here.  See www.bethisraelpa.org/interfaithactioncommunity to sign up.  



Activity:  Collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for Food Bank at Shabbat Across America.  

Date: March 1, 2019

Coordinated by:  Drew Wientraub and others.  

Details:  Bring non-perishable food items to the Shabbat Dinner for Shabbat Across America.  We'll donate these to the food bank

Results:   In addition to canned good collection, at the end of the Shabbat Across America dinner, meals were delivered to sick and shut-in folks.  


Activity:  Cradles to Crayons - collecting children's materials for the Cradles to Crayons organization.  

Date: January, 2019

Coordinated by:  Beth Israel Preschool.  Items were donate by all of BI during the months and by visitors to Unity Shabbat

Details:  The Mission of the Cradles to Crayons Organization is to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.  https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/

Results:  20 volunteers helped pack and transport the items.  40 bags clothing, 5 car seats, many toys, many many people dontated items.  


Activity:  Habitat for Humanity Build a House Day   Date:  Sun. Dec. 9, 2018   Coordinated by:  Beth Israel and Kesher Israel Men's Clubs

Details:  12 men combined forces from the Beth Israel and Kesher Israel Men's Clubs to do construction work at the Coatesville construction site of Habitat for Humanity Chester County.  Habitat staff accommodated us by coming in on their days off.  

Results:  Framing and plumbing were accomplished on two of the three new houses.  Good fellowship and friends were made.