Today is July 22, 2018 -

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
We’re happy to report on the following Social Action Committee plans for the coming months:

Social Action Committee Meeting
We hope you’ll join us for the next meeting of the Social Action Committee to exchange ideas and plan programs for the coming months – date TBA.

Lazarus House – Sunday April 29
Please join us on Sunday, April 29 to cook and serve dinner at Lazarus House in Lawrence. As in the past, we will cook dishes at home and will bring them to Lazarus House that evening to serve (this is typically a 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm commitment). Please contact Amy Friedman Lee if you’d like to participate. And please note the following additional dates to serve at Lazarus House this year:
Sunday July 29 Sunday September 30 Sunday December 30

We hope you’ll join us!
Merrimack Valley Project – upcoming events and meetings

Economic Justice Team Meeting
Monday, April 2 at 6:30 at the MVP offices, 1045 Essex Street, Lawrence
This is an opportunity to learn about and support MVP’s efforts to garner support in the state legislature for a bill that would institute paid family medical leave and a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts.

Statewide Rally for Economic Justice
Tuesday, May 8 at 1:00 pm at the State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston
To support efforts to pass a paid family medical leave act in Massachusetts. Please stay tuned for more information!

Welcoming Faiths
Welcoming Faiths April meeting
Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 pm at South Church, 41 Central Street, Andover
At their April meeting, Welcoming Faiths will discuss holding an event this spring to advocate for the rights for transgender residents of Massachusetts. For more information, please contact Susannah Abbott.

We are also working to secure dates to work with Habitat for Humanity this year and will send updates as we learn more!

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, Co-Chairs ( (