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Congregation Beth Israel

A spiritual oasis for the Jewish community

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

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Social Action

Social Action Committee Update

Save the date for our January meeting

We hope you’ll join us for the next meeting of the Social Action committee on January 9, 2016 at 7:00PM at the home of Amy Friedman Lee, 96 North Street, North Reading. Please RSVP to Susannah at or Amy at if you’d like to attend. We’ll discuss programming and plans for the year ahead, and welcome new ideas.

Share the Light

This issue of the bulletin is going to press just as Robin Rose and Rebecca Fishbein are assembling donations for Share the Light, which provides holiday gifts for children in need in our area. We’re very grateful to everyone who is contributing to this year’s effort – our tenth year! – and we look forward to thanking everyone individually in the next bulletin.

If you haven’t signed up and would like to contribute a gift card, please contact: Rebecca Fishbein at or Robin Rose at by December 4th.

Lazarus House
To all who pitched in to cook and serve dinner at Lazarus House on November 6, a huge thank you! Amy Friedman Lee, Michelle Soll, Rebecca Fishbein, and Robin Rose prepared a delicious dinner for 30 residents of Lazarus House’s transitional living shelter as part of our ongoing partnership with this wonderful organization.

Habitat for Humanity

The Day that Faith Built on October 30 was another success. This was our first opportunity to work on the new duplex home being built on Margin Street in Lawrence for two families. We joined forces with members of Temple Emanuel in Andover and Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill to hardscape the backyard and lay laminate flooring. Many thanks to Robin and Mike Rose, Caren Jacobson and Blair Roberts, Suzanne and Seth Grosz, Rebecca Fishbein and Mitch Guttentag, and Susannah and Rob Abbott for pitching in.

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