Social Action at Congregation Beth Tikvah strives to make the world a better place and achieve tikkum olan by educating our members about current issues and seeking ways to initiate and support efforts to improve the lives of others in our community and elsewhere.
Congregants can become involved in multiple ways, and we are always open to new ideas:
- The Refugee Action Committee educates our members and the broader community about human rights, immigration and intolerance, and takes steps to follow the Torah’s demand to “Welcome the stranger.” The committee sponsors an annual Refugee Shabbat and publishes a monthly newsletter. As a HIAS – Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society – Welcoming Congregation, it also advocates for immigrants and refugees on the local and national level. For more information about the Refugee Action Committee, click this link.
- Our Local Food Drive coordinates CBT volunteer efforts at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church’s food pantry and periodically runs food drives to support the Jewish Family and Children’s Service and the Prince of Peace food pantries.
- CBT supports local community mitzvah projects including volunteer efforts on Martin Luther King Day.