Temple Beth El

Our Commitment


(Repairing the world

one sacred act at a time)

If you are interested in getting involved in some grass roots social action projects, please contact Social Action Committee Chairperson, Susan Brooks at susanwhb@pacbell.net.



The Social Action Committee of Temple Beth El coordinates a number of direct service, advocacy and donation projects throughout the year. The Social Action Committee works with Temple Beth El's Sisterhood and the Youth Groups to coordinate efforts that help make our community a better place. Projects include:
  • Collecting food at the High Holy Days for SOVA, (a community food pantry run by the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles).
  • Wrapping holiday gifts for children at the San Pedro Service Center
  • Collecting toiletries for the women served by the Rainbow Services Shelter
  • Serving as reading tutors with the Koreh LA literacy program of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation.
  • Making caps for ill children through the Happy Hats program
  • The Annual Soup and Salad Shabbat, in which we collect funds for MAZON.
  • Delivery of Mishloach Manot (Purim food baskets) to members of our community who are ill or homebound.
  • Collecting gently worn business attire clothing for low-income men and women who need appropriate clothing for job interviews as they attempt to reenter the work force.
  • Collecting bottles and cans, returning them for cash, and purchasing energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs for TBE.
Temple Beth El is a proud member of Jewish World Watch, a project of a coalition of Southern California synagogues working together to mobilize synagogues, their schools, members and the community to combat genocide and other egregious violations of human rights around the world. The focal point of JWW is the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Temple Beth El is a partner with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, an agency that collects funds from the Jewish community and distributes them to food pantries and soup kitchens in North America and world wide.
Temple Beth El participates in regional Habitat for Humanity building projects. Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity has built and rehabilitated more than 350 houses in neighborhoods across Los Angeles County.  They strive to achieve their goal of eliminating substandard housing by making simple, sustainable, and affordable housing a reality for all families and individuals. Please call our member Michael Sherman to participate.