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Congregation Beth Israel

A spiritual oasis for the Jewish community

6 Dundee Park
Andover, MA 01810

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Social Action

Social Action Committee Report
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact lives and livelihoods, our commitment to tzedakah is more
important than ever. We are very grateful to everyone who has supported the Social Action Committee’s work
this summer, as well as to all of you who are helping in other ways, whether by making an extra donation to a
food pantry or donating blood.

Thank you to Amy Friedman Lee for once again coordinating Sunday night dinner at Lazarus House on
August 30, and to all who contributed and participated. The shelter continues to provide critical housing to
families in crisis during this difficult time.

I’m a Good Person, Isn’t That Enough panel discussion with author Debby Irving, sponsored by
Courageous Conversations and Memorial Hall Library
Tuesday, September 29 7:00 pm
To learn more and to register for this Zoom program, visit:
Click here

Environmental Racism in Massachusetts with Dr. Daniel Faber, Director of the Northeastern University
Environmental Justice Research Collaborative
Thursday, October 22 7:00 pm
Organized by Wilmington Memorial Library in collaboration with other Merrimack Valley Libraries
To learn more and register (registration opens on September 22), visit:
Click here

Please save the date for :
Merrimack Valley Project’s annual MICAH dinner, honoring community leaders who have been of
exceptional service in the Merrimack Valley.
Saturday, November 7, 6:00 pm
Click here for more information
More information to follow!

Lazarus House is continuing to accept donations of nonperishable food in sealed containers at the St. Martha’s
Food Pantry, 242 Hampshire Street Lawrence MA between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Click for details

The Y collects food for the Lawrence YMCA Food Pantry and Merrimack Valley Food Bank at the
Andover/North Andover Y (165 Haverhill Street, Andover) on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm A list of
requested foods and drop off information is available: Click here
If you know of a community organization in need or have an idea for a Social Action initiative, please let us

Thank you for joining us in Tikkun Olam!
Susannah Abbott and Amy Friedman Lee
Social Action Committee co-chairs