Today is October 19, 2017 -

Congregation Beth Israel

A spiritual oasis for the Jewish community

Riverwalk - 360 Merrimack Street
Building 5, 3rd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843-1740

(978) 474-0540

Social Action

Social Action Committee

October will be a busy month for the Social Action committee. We hope you’ll join us for some of the
following programs and events:

Hike For Hope
Members of CBI and the social action committee will once again be joining together as Team Tzedakah to
participate in the annual Hike for Hope to benefit Lazarus House. This year, the three-mile Hike through
Andover will take place the day after Yom Kippur, Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m. (registration begins at
11:30). The walk is followed by a picnic. What a wonderful way to start the new year!
To sign up, visit and register under “Join a Team,” typing in “Team Tzedakah”
to be counted as part of the CBI group. We will be reaching out to members of Temple Emanuel and
Havurat Shalom to join us, as in the past, and we expect to have a great turnout.
If you have any questions, please contact Susannah at We hope to see you then!

Social Action Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Social Action Committee will take place on Tuesday, October 17 at Susannah’s
home from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Please join us for conversation about upcoming programs and to brainstorm new
ideas. Dessert will be served. To RSVP, please contact Susannah at

Habitat for Humanity – Day that Faith Built

Sunday, November 5th
The next Day that Faith Built with Habitat for Humanity will take place on Sunday, November 5 from 8:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is always a fun day of fellowship with members of Temple Emanuel, a chance to put
those home renovation skills to good use or – for most of us – an opportunity to learn new skills. We will be
under the ever-patient and kind guidance of longtime Habitat volunteer Tom Baird. As always, lunch will be
served. If you’d like to join us please contact Susannah at

Lazarus House
Sunday, October 29
We are looking for volunteers to cook (at home) and serve dinner to the residents of Lazarus House, the transitional living shelter in Lawrence, on Sunday, October 29 from 4:30 to 7:00. Please consider helping a family in need get back on their feet. If you’d like to participate, please contact Amy Friedman Lee at

Cor Unum
Cor Unum, the soup kitchen in Lawrence, has an urgent need for people to serve meals and clean up afterwards.
To find out when help is needed, please visit their website,, click
on Logins then Volunteer Information Center login to schedule yourself. If you have forgotten your password
and are in need of a new one, please contact the office at Many thanks to Rebecca
Fishbein Guttentag for alerting us to this need.

The Social Action Committee welcomes your ideas for tikkun olam. Please let us know if you would like to
join or would like to suggest a project!

Amy Friedman Lee and Susannah Abbott