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Social Action

During this time of social distancing, not all of our typical social action projects are safe. Scroll down to see some current opportunities to do good.

The Temple Beth David community is actively involved in tikkun olam, healing or repairing the world.  We understand that each of us has a responsibility to change our surroundings and by extension, the world, for the better through participating in tzedakah, justice and righteousness, and g’milut chasidim, acts of loving kindness. Below are just some of the ways to be involved.

Contact Jeff Greenwald, Chair of the Social Action Committee.


Let us know what YOU care about by taking this 5 minute survey - open until April 30th.

Give 60!

In honor of TBD’s 60th Year, the Social Action Committee is asking you to consider two things:

What Do I Care About?  Before Covid-19 kept us physically apart, we had begun asking congregants to consider this question seriously.  Whatever cause resonates for you, there is no shortage of need in the world.  Identify your care. Then….

Give 60!  Sixty what? Well, that depends on your age and your resources. A few thoughts to get you started:

60 cans of food to the food pantry
60 items or dollars to a charity of your choice
60 minutes to deliver food for JF&CS
60 hours making blankets for a local shelter
60 days of “A Mitzvah a Day”

Be creative, and please share your 60 with us on TBD’s Give 60! page. 

Instructions to add your 60 to the“Give 60!” page



Check back frequently to see how other congregants Give 60! and find others who share your interests.

Let’s Celebrate 60 Years of Temple Beth David with a surge of Tikkun Olam!


Ways to Do Good Now

The mitzvah of righteous giving is a core value of our culture at Temple Beth David. Here are ways you can make a difference:

Fight Food Insecurity

Family Table - JF & CS

Place an order on Amazon from the Family Table Wish list. (Quantities of 12 cans or 8 boxes are more helpful and less wasteful than delivery of single items). 

If you are able to do delivery of food to families in need, either from Waltham or Canton, please contact Lisa Katz.

Volunteer with the Greater Boston Food Bank

Volunteer at the Westwood Food Pantry



Donate Blood

American Red Cross 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Brigham/Dana Farber 

Other Opportunities

Hebrew SeniorLife welcomes the support of individuals from the community to connect with and engage seniors in our communities. They are welcoming a limited number of low-risk, heavily pre-screened volunteers (over 18) who are willing to commit to 3-4 hours/week in Dedham or Roslindale. In addition, they are eager to discuss remote volunteer opportunities for students. Please contact Lynda Bussgang by email or at 781-234-9217 .

Jewish Family & Children's Services 

Make cards for socially isolated older adults, a great family opportunity.

Thu, October 21 2021 15 Cheshvan 5782