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Social Action

NSS Beth El's Social Action Committee helps individuals and families work together to perform meaningful mitzvot that benefit both our Jewish Community and the larger community around us.  We believe that congregants of all ages grow from the experience of volunteering and giving.  We look for programs that emphasize the core values of tikkun olam.

Co-Chairs

Jacqueline Kott-Wolle [email protected]

Mary Channon [email protected]


Looking for ways to help ALL year?

See below for our list of ongoing projects, including Take A Bite Out of Hunger and JUF Uptown Café.


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Social Action Opportunities 2017-18

Take a Bite Out of Hunger
Help us provide daily breakfasts for children in need at Highland Park Elementary Schools for the 2017/2018
calendar year. Please drop off your donations in the collection bins by the main office doors and the Religious
School Doors. Our goal is to distribute 100 of these items every week for the entire school year!
• Kellogg's brand (only) Nutrigrain Fruit Bars
• Fruit squeezer type snacks (any brand is fine)

The Annual Family-to-Family Thanksgiving Mitzvah Project
Sunday, November 19, 10:00am – Noon

More than 100 families are needed to create festive baskets filled with donated holiday foods. Look for more
information in future announcements from Beth El.

JUF Uptown Café - A great project for families with teens!
Tuesdays – September 12, October 24, December 5, 5:30–7:30pm; Sunday, November 12, 10:30am–12:30pm

Dinner or brunch are served at the Uptown Café, located at 909 W. Wilson. Volunteers (age 12 and older) are needed to set tables and wait upon guests at the café. Contact Rochelle Rubinoff at [email protected].

Winter Coat Drive and Hanukkah Toy Drive
Collections start Sunday, November 19

Coat sorting and delivery are on Sunday, December 3 at 10:00am
Donate gently used, clean coats, hats and other outerwear of all sizes and/or new unwrapped Hanukkah toys for the 
Chicago Chesed Fund and Highland Park Community Nursery School. Contact Mira Temkin at [email protected].
com or 847-433-2109.