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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

COVID-19 community Support


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.

Help us Adopt UC San Diego Health - La Jolla

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. 

  • Send encouraging letters or video messages to:

    Healthcare Heroes of UC San Diego Health
    200 West Arbor Drive #8916
    San Diego, CA 92103

    Video messages and scanned / photographed items can be sent to

  • Help send food to those working late evenings and missing dinner with their families. Donate here and we will send dinners regularly

  • Donate necessary supplies to the hospital: 
    • Medical-grade procedure and surgical masks only. They cannot accept hand-sewn face coverings or masks 

    • N95 respirators – only 3M branded models 1870+ or 8210
    • Surgical and isolation / protective gowns
    • Arm sleeves 
    • Goggles, safety glasses, and face shields

How to Deliver Needed Equipment and Supplies

  • Physically drop off items at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, located at 200 West Arbor Drive. (See map.) Please contact Carlos Olvera first to schedule a drop-off, Monday through Friday at
  • Ship donated items:
    200 West Arbor Drive
    Attn: COVID-19
    San Diego, CA 92103

community Ongoings & happenings

Feed those in need

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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