Today is August 21, 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 Update

We hope you’ll join us for the following fall Social Action Committee events!

Habitat for Humanity – Day that Faith Built
Sunday, date TBD
Whether you are a veteran of past Habitat builds or are new to the joys of construction, we hope you will join us in our ongoing partnership with Temple Emanuel of Andover to help provide affordable housing to families in our community. In addition to helping to build homes, our Habitat days help build and strengthen our own community as we work (and eat lunch!) together. If you’d like to participate, please contact Susannah Abbott 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. Please consider helping a family in need get back on their feet. If you’d like to participate, please contact Amy Friedman Lee at

Other Community Events

Hike for Hope 
Sunday, October 1
To benefit Lazarus House in Lawrence, this is a fun three-mile stroll through Andover culminating in a barbeque in the park. If you’d like to start a team for CBI, please let Susannah Abbott know at

Thank you for joining us in Tikkun Olam!


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

Amy Friedman Lee and Susannah Abbott