The Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, is taken very seriously at Temple Beth David. We have several ongoing projects throughout the year which include the following:
The Zaban Night Shelter- Several times during the year, congregants take turns providing food and companionship to the homeless residence.
Project Isaiah-During the Holy Days, Temple Beth David collects food for the largest project of the Atlanta Food Bank.
Hunger Walk- Temple Beth David is raising money and rounding up a team of walkers to represent our synagogue under the umbrella of the Atlanta Jewish Federation, the largest faith-based contributor of the Hunger Walk. Anyone interested in donating or joining us for the walk may go to www.hungerwalk.org and click on Temple Beth David. We appreciate any and all donations!
Family Needs Committee- The Family Needs Committee was formed several years ago to "reach out" to TBD members who experience loss or serious illness of a family member. This includes either providing a Shivah Meal for the immediate family following a funeral, or the organization of refreshments for the first night's Minyan, or possibly sending a platter of food for an out of town funeral. We also send out cards to families when needed. We work with the friends of the family in need to see that they get what they need in times of difficulty.
If there is a death or an illness in the family, please contact Rabbi Kirzner (RabbiKirzner@gmail.com or 301-788-9990) first, and he will pass the necessary information on to Wendy Fine. If you cannot reach the Rabbi, please contact Wendy directly at 770-962-6486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have begun a Temple-wide recycling project, as well as encourage our Sunday and Hebrew school students to collect Tzedakah money to disperse to an organization of their choice.