Social Action Scoop – March 2013

The Social Action Committee is growing and thriving. It is wonderful to see our Congregation doing Tikkun Olam at Beth Ami and in the community at large.

We have truly enjoyed our collaboration with Shomrei Torah in the Film Festival. We have had many members attend the first two movies. It is nice to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. The final film “One Day After Peace” will show at Shomrei on Saturday, March 9, at 7:15 p.m. The film is about a bereaved motherturned- peace activist, who looks for solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after her son is killed by a sniper. There will be a discussion after the film. Come early, as it will be crowded.

The Soup Sisters have prepared a new hearty mushroom barley soup thanks to the great organizational skills of nurse Susan Miller. Also a big thanks to Whitey Sterman for giving a generous donation to help with the cost. If you need or know someone who wants soup please call Lizzie in the office 360-3000 and Cheryle Miller will make sure it is delivered.

We are going to the Redwood Empire Food Bank on Wednesday, March 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We will be packing large boxes so we will need 3-4 strong bodies to help lift. We will need about 15 people total. Please consider doing this Mitzvah. Contact office 360-3000 or Lyla Nathan, 526- 7438

The Social Action Committee is committed to making Beth Ami a welcoming community. We are planning a new format for enjoying our community. In May, the Friday Night Dinner will begin with services, dinner and dialogue to follow. Our first dinner will Celebrate Interfaith Families at Beth Ami. Details to follow. If you would like to join in the planning please contact us.

Thanks for everyone’s support of the JCFS by bringing food to their bins. They have requested that we bring lowsodium foods as many of their cliental are on restricted diets.

Lyla Nathan
Social Action Committee