Posts By: Social Action

Social Action in Action

Another successful dinner at The Palms on Wednesday, March 25th. Thanks to everyone who helped by serving and preparing the food.  The residents really enjoyed and appreciated the meal.   We had plenty of help and food.  The chili is a huge success as well as the homemade desserts.   Our next dinner is June 13th…. Read more »

Mitzvah dinner

The Social Action Committee will be hosting a dinner at The Palms , a housing complex for Veterans and Catholic Charities clients on Wednesday, April,25th. The dinner will be served at 4:30. We will be serving chili, salad, bread, desserts. This is our second dinner, the first one was well received. We served around 70… Read more »

Social Action Goes to the Movies

The Social Action Committee is a co sponsor of the Social Action film series at Shomrei Torah. This year the theme is Democracy is NOT a Spectator Sport. We encourage everyone to support the series. The films and panel discussions are always pertinent and very informative. The Bail Trap: American Ransom will screen on Saturday,… Read more »

Predictions and Hopes

It is three weeks since the fires began. They have had a devastating effect on our Beth Ami community and our larger community of Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. Like most, I awaken every morning to the realization that I haven’t been dreaming and that the fires did really occur. Everywhere you go, people are… Read more »

Social Action

As summer comes to a close, we all look forward to the High Holidays and the beautiful Sonoma County autumn. The Social Action Committee is hoping to have another successful year building community within the Beth Ami community and helping those in need in our larger community. We are committed to Tikun Olam to make… Read more »

Compassionate Conversations

The first meeting of Compassionate Conversations was held on Sunday, April 23. We were pleased by the large turn out. Seventeen people willingly dedicated their time to learn and practice how to really listen. We listened to each other without interrupting or asking questions. We were there just to hear what someone had to say… Read more »

Shalom from Social Action

The Social Action Committee recently met and prepared bags for the homeless and those in need. We have been doing this project for over a year and have found it to be a very worthwhile and satisfying experience. People on the receiving end have been very thankful and most responses have been positive. I want… Read more »

Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee has a mission to help create a more peaceful, giving and welcoming community.  In past years we have facilitated many activities that have revolved  around conversation and community building. We believe that conversation leads to greater understanding  of each other and  to stronger relationships. These have been difficult times for many… Read more »

Rainbow Shabbat

Almost one year ago, during Sukkot, the Congregation celebrated the Sukkah of Shalom. It was an evening devoted to outreach to the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex) Community; the Gay Community for simplicity purposes. It was an opportunity for members like myself who is Gay and members with Lesbian or… Read more »

Happy New Year to all

As we begin the new year, I want to wish everyone a healthy and sweet one. Rosh HaShana is always a time of reflection and hope. The social action committee continues to have a vision to make a better world where we are kind to each other and help our friends and neighbors in their… Read more »