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tikkun olam / social action

The Tikkun Olam/Social Action Committee organizes small and large volunteer projects and opportunities throughout the year. We strive to help those in need, sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, and providing for the underprivileged. To learn more about our upcoming projects and to be added to our email list, contact

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Face Mask Drive

Shelters for women and children are in need of reusable fabric masks to distribute to their communities. If you can sew and are interested in participating in this project, please send masks to Congregation Beth El, attn: Tikkun Committee, and we will distribute them as they come in. See sewing pattern here.

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Adopt UC San Diego Hospital Staff 

As a community, we will show our gratitude to and support of healthcare professionals who are working tirelessly to care for patients and prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can help by sending encouraging letters or helping to send food to those working late evenings and missing dinners with their family. Please send letters and notes of appreciation to Congregation Beth El and we will deliver them as we send dinners. Donate here to send dinners to hospital staff.   

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Sign up to Connect with an Isolated Senior

Connect weekly with a member of Beth El who could use some support during this time of social distancing. Bring a smile to someone’s day, assist them in learning how to stay digitally connected, and be a listening ear. Email for more information.

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Dinners for shelters

Beth El provides monthly dinners to local homeless shelters. Women, children, and at risk youth are struggling with food insecurity even more so now with social distancing restrictions.

If you’re interested in assisting with meals for the youth at StandUp for Kids or the Storefront Teen Shelter, please reach out to

If you’re interested in assisting with meals for the women and children at Rachel’s Women’s Shelter, please reach out to Ruth Covell at

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Sun, June 20 2021 10 Tammuz 5781