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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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Sunday, October 18, 9:00am

Make your voice heard by joining ADL's Virtual Walk Against Hate! This year's Walk will bring together entire communities across the country including families, students and educators, corporations and non-profits and all others who want to stand up to hate.

Join the Beth El Team here!

Registration is free, though we encourage you to consider fundraising to advance ADL's mission "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all"!


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International Rescue Committee - COVID-19 Emergency Hygiene Kits 

The IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, to survive, recover, and regain control of their future. Many new mothers are now displaced and living in overcrowded camps where social distancing is nearly impossible. With your help, these mothers can protect themselves and their children from COVID-19 with Emergency Hygiene Kits. These packages include: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wipes, diapers, powder, rash cream, maternity pads and more. Each hygiene kit is $45.  Donate here Donate here and Beth El will purchase all of the kits together. See more information about the International Rescue Committee

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.    


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.


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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