Social Action causes & links


Tzedek, tzedek tirdof  (Justice, justice shall you pursue) ... D'vorim (Deuteronomy) 16:20

Bakesh shalom v'rodfeihu (Seek peace and pursue it) ... Tehillim (Psalms) 34:15


  • Yad b'Yad: Whether for the special events listed above or for part of an ongoing partnership, help serve members of the Jewish community who have special needs for assistance.
  • Emergency Response Team: By joining this list, you become part of a group who will be called upon to donate needed items such as food, diapers, blankets, etc., when an emergency strikes anywhere. Call the Temple Office to ask to be added to the list.
  • Vive La Casa: A refugee center for those escaping violence and persecution in other countries, this organization always needs items for clients who often arrive with almost nothing. Linens, paper products, cleaning and laundry supplies, arts and crafts materials (no crayons), videos, personal hygiene products, and diapers are particularly useful.
  • Sisterhood Change Project: Loose change can be contributed to tzedakah.
  • Chemo caps: Sisterhood members knit or crochet caps for children at Roswell Park Cancer Institute who have lost their hair while undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Food For The Needy: There is ALWAYS a basket near the Temple office to collect your donation of food for people in need.
  • Recycling: Drop off recyclable paper at the bin in the parking lot.
  • Resolution on recycling nuclear waste - passed by Temple Beth El's board, December 21, 1999
  • Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation: An organizational outreach program has been coordinated by the court to notify potential claimants in the Nazi Holocaust Lawsuit against the Swiss Banks. For more information, please contact the Temple office.