Posts By: Social Action

Racial Justice Allies

Hello everyone, Thank you so much for dedicating your time to coming to our meeting this past Wednesday, for your openness to share and to listen, and for your interest in taking action. I am including in this e-mail: (1) Date and time of next meeting, (2) List of possible next actions to be discussed… Read more »

Another busy year

This has been another busy year for the Social Action Committee. We had many successful events and ongoing projects. We started off the New Year with conversations at both Rosh Ha Shana services and on the break at Yom Kippur services. These always see to be meaningful and a way for members to get to… Read more »

Celebrate with Pride

Last Sukkot, the Congregation celebrated an evening devoted to making Beth Ami more welcoming to the LGBT Community, called “Sukkah of Shalom.” I was one of several individuals who spoke about various aspects of growing up being gay or lesbian and what makes a community welcoming. The most memorable comments came from Arnold Drake, our Past… Read more »

News from Social Action

Last week we had a nice turn out for the food bank.  We were joined by  Susan Miller,  Lenore Holloway,  Linda Emblem, Lyla Nathan and Nancy and Andy Fleming. Toda Raba and great job everyone. The next opportunity to go to the food bank is  Wednesday,  May 4th from 10:00-12:00. The Redwood Empire is having… Read more »

Social Action at the Fammies

The Annual Fammy Gala Fundraiser for Jewish Family and Children Services was held a the Ritz Carlton in SF on Saturday February 27th. JFCS is a wonderful organization that provides many useful services in our community. This year our Social Action Committee was honored, along with other organizations, for providing food to their pantries. I… Read more »

New news from Social Action

Susan Miller has spear-headed the small ziplock bag of snacks and hygiene products for those in need.  As an alternative to giving cash  to people, the SAC is preparing bags that you can take from the synagogue foyer,   The bags will be available this Sunday at the membership meeting.    You can  take one and give it to someone in… Read more »

Busy Social Action

These have been very busy months for the Social Action Committee. First off, we now have two new members: Bobbie Rosenthal and Carol Levine. Thanks and welcome to you both. We started off in Oct. with The Sukkah of Shalom where members and friends of our community spoke about their personal experiences as members of… Read more »

Hard-Working Social Action

The hard working members of the Social Action Committee include Roz Edelson, Bernice Fox, Karen Herschovic, Lenore Hollaway, Judi Hyman, Tish Levy, Cheryle Miller, Susan Miller, Ellen Mundell and Lyla Nathan. Barb Tomin, Ethel Schy, Carol Swanson and Andy Goldman have retired from the committee this year. We thank you all for your wonderful work…. Read more »

Community Conversations Through the Year

Hoping that everyone had joyous Holidays, and wishing everyone a Healthy and Sweet New Year from the Social Action Committee. First, a great thank you for all the food that was brought to Beth Ami during the holidays.As always we provided Jewish Family and Children Services the opportunity to refill their pantry for which they… Read more »