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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

Please join us for an upcoming project!

Providing a meal for Lazarus House Dinner, Thursday, April 15 Please note we will not be serving in person, just dropping off a prepared meal. Lazarus House has continued to serve area families in crisis during the pandemic by providing transitional housing, among other services. We hope you’ll join the Social Action Committee in providing a meal for the families living in the Holly Street Shelter. We’re still looking for volunteers to drop off the meal (we will not be serving at this time), provide a salad, a green vegetable, drinks, or a craft activity for children. The meal will serve about 15 people. If you’d like to help, please contact Susannah Abbott.

Help get ABC House ready for spring! Sunday, May 2, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm We will be helping prepare the ABC House (A Better Chance) in Andover for spring, with yard cleanup. If you’d like to join us for a couple of hours of outdoor fun and camaraderie, please contact Susannah. To learn more about ABC’s wonderful mission providing educational opportunities for students of color from underserved schools, visit their website at

Habitat for Humanity ‘Day that Faith Built’, Sunday May 16 (rain date May 23), 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Continuing our ongoing collaboration with Temple Emanuel, Andover, we are planning a Day That Faith Built for socially-distanced, outdoor work at the new homes that Essex County Habitat is constructing in Andover with the Andover Community Trust. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Susannah.

Thank you to the participants in these recent projects!

Lawrence Boys and Girls Club Collection At this writing we have received an outpouring of very generous donations of craft, school, and office supplies, as well as volleyballs, for the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. We’ll post a photo of all the donations in the next issue of the newsletter, once this collection has wrapped up. A very heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated so generously to support the Boys and Girls Club during a challenging time when they have risen to meet the needs of the community. If you didn’t get a chance to donate to this collection and would like to make a monetary donation to the Boys and Girls Club, you can do so on their website,, and click on donate.

Thank you for joining us in Tikkun Olam!

Susannah Abbott and Amy Friedman Lee
Social Action Committee Co-Chairs