Social Action


"Let justice well up as waters and righteousness as a mighty stream." ~ 
Book of Amos

Our goal is to engage members of the Beth El community in activities of tikkun olam -- making the world whole for the good of humanity. Emphasizing the "action" in social action, the committee creates and participates in deeds and projects to effect positive, measurable change. For more information or to get involved, please email our Social Action Committee Chair, Emily Marthinsen.

High Holy Days Food Drive

Every year during the High Holy Days we think about those in need and collect non-perishable food for the Alameda County Food Bank. Please pick up one of the collection bags at Rosh Hashanah and bring it back chock full of food at Yom Kippur. Ready-to-eat, protein rich foods such as peanut butter, tuna fish, etc., are always needed. Together we can fight hunger in our community.

Turkey Drive

Each year around Thanksgiving, Beth El participates in the Alameda Food Bank Turkey Drive. As a congregation, we raise approximately $4,000 toward support for this worthwhile institution. Please let us know if you would like to help with our annual mailing.

Join the Full Belly Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Beth El has partnered with Full Belly Farm to have produce boxes of locally sourced, seasonal fruits and vegetables delivered HERE! If you've been waiting for the right time to join a CSA and support our community's agriculture, the time is now! More information and the registration form are available here. (NOTE: Make sure to mark the Wednesday, Oxford Street pick-up location!)