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Congregation Beth Shalom Social Action Club

Do you know about all the wonderful Social Action projects that are taking place at CBS?
  Are you looking for ways to give back?

We would love for you to join us!  We have many events which are appropriate for all ages and are a great way to introduce children to the concept of  Tikun Olam.






  • Feed the Hungry…
    We aid the hungry in many ways: By donating food to Project Isaiah during the High Holidays, by providing free food to the Title 1 school kids from our Backpack Buddies program; by sorting food bi-annually at the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ages 8 and up) (; by cooking  for the Rebecca's Tent, the Shearith Israel shelter every January;  by donating to the Kosher Pantry at JF&CS through our monthly food drive; by participating in the Hunger Walk in the spring;  and by making sandwiches at Project Open Hand (youth group). (
  • Help the Needy…
    We help the needy by knitting scarves and blankets for the Hiddur Knitzvah project for Shearith Israel; collecting scarfs, coats, personal care items an various other items in Partnership with Assistance League Atlanta
  • Care for the Environment…
    We care for our environment in many ways: We beautify and eat locally with our own garden,  Gan Gilner.  We beautify the shul each year with the Men’s Club led CBS Beautification Day.  We will be holding a shoe drive to recycle shoes for Soles4Souls. (
  • Chesed Committee…
    Helping begins at home and that is why we are expanding our Chesed helpers to include such good deeds as: providing companionship or a ride, visiting the sick, picking up groceries, providing a meal, helping with light yard work, etc.  We would LOVE if we could put your name on the list as a potential available Chesed helper. email
  • Day of Service.... On Martin Luther King's Birthday the congregation comes together to participate in numerous projects to benefit various social action initiatives in our community which include Wee Help, Operation School Bell, Bears for Children, local animal shelters, Back Pack Buddies, Rebecca's Tent and the Sandwich Project.

So How Do I Get Involved?….

We will be hosting other events and collection drives so please be on the lookout in the email blasts and bulletins.  For more information about any of these programs or if you would LOVE to volunteer, contact the office or the Social Action Chairperson, David Kleber at

Backpack Buddies

Beth Shalom started a Community Action program called the Backpack Buddies’ Program to feed hungry children each week.  We are partnering with Kingsley Elementary School, a Title 1 school, where children receive free breakfast and/or free lunch each day. Unfortunately, many of these children have little or nothing to eat over the weekends and . . .

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Mitzvah Men

INTRODUCING…. THE BETH SHALOM MITZVAH MEN   We are a group of guys who are ready, willing and able to help our Beth Shalom community, one good deed at a time.  We can mow grass, paint a fence, flip a mattress, do minor handyman work around the house, provide basic tech support, etc., for people . . . 

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JFCS Kosher Food Pantry

Please help us to feed people in our community.

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     Social Action Public Affairs

Here are links to social action pages from various arms of the Conservative Movement that you might want to learn more about . . .

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Community Food Bank Rescue Center

Thank you for your desire to join us in our efforts to fight hunger. The Atlanta Community Food Bank relies on donations of food and on more than 15,000 volunteers every year in various capacities. Individual volunteers and volunteer groups lend support to our day-to-day operations as well as helping to staff special events and . . .

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One Good Deed – Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! Have you been looking for a volunteer opportunity? Well, consider sharing some of your time and be matched with a new friend, who will become like family! One Good Deed matches it’s volunteers of all ages with an older adult to provide ongoing and friendly companionship. Be a part of the change and . . .New Program for Seniors- Read More

JF&CS Pal Program

JF&CS understands the impact a positive mentor can have on the development of a child. They also knows not all children are lucky enough to have an adult in their lives with whom they can form that unique kind of relationship. the PAL program coordinator at JF&CS goal is to match 

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Help the Shearith Israel Homeless Shelter - Rebecca's Tent

Beth Shalom will be cooking kosher meals for the Shelter from Sunday, January 12 to Friday, January 18.  We need volunteers to help cook, to transport the meals and to serve the meals. 

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Eco Friendly Parties and Events

Rethinking Your Simcha: A Guide to Environmentally Friendly Choices for Events and Parties. Mazel tov on your upcoming simcha! The goal of this guide is to help our congregation think about how to celebrate a joyous occasion while keeping our natural world in mind. The idea of “reduce, reuse, recycle” is a guiding principle to inform many . . .

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Midweek Mitzvah Club

Looking for meaningful ways to spend your days? Join us at the Midweek Mitzvah Club   This new group for adults would meet for a monthly weekday community service project.   Project ideas include . . . 

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