From its inception, B’nai Tzedek has endeavored to put into action the words “Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof” (Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue) through activities within our synagogue and throughout the community. There are mitzvah opportunities for everyone, from the youngest preschooler to adults.
Please, please get involved. Social Action is a large part of what makes us Jewish; it ties us to our community and gives us the opportunity to practice mitzvot on an ongoing basis. We are looking for interested parties to join our committee to help organize and run specific events. If you have a passion for doing good work for the less fortunate in our society, this is the place for you! Please let us know if you are interested.
Relay for Life 2017
WHEN: April 29th at 11:00am through April 30th at 9:00am
WHERE: 1050 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa, CA (Davis Magnet High School); CLICK HERE for a Map.
As we get closer to the date, please check our Facebook page.
CLICK HERE for our Fundraising Page.
Fountain Valley Community Foundation Fit Body Boot Camp is having a 5k Fun Run! This family friendly and fun run will be held on February 4th at the FV Recreation Center and Sports Park (in Mile Square Park). Registration is $30 but $25 will go towards your Relay fundraising. Just select Relay For Life-ACS when registering. http://fvcommunityfoundation.o
(I have not been able to confirm if this will count towards your personal fundraising goal or the event goal as a whole)
Mitzvah Day 2016
Mitzvah Day 2016 will be Sunday, April 10, 2016. It is CBT’s biggest event each year. Come join us (member or not) to help others not as fortunate as we may be.
Click Here for the Flyer.
Registration will open soon. Please visit this page in the next weeks for a link to registration.
Past Mitzvah Day Events
Gift of Life (Yom Kippur 2015)
CBT partnered with Gift of Life in 2015 to help those needing bone marrow transplants. By taking 30 seconds from their day, members added to the Registry for bone marrow matches.
Walk to End Genocide – April 6, 2014
It’s not just a Walk- it’s a Celebration of our community of conscience!
The Walk to End Genocide raises awareness and funds to provide vital resources for those suffering from the horrors of genocide. With your help, we will raise thousands of dollars to help realize a better future for people around the world suffering human rights abuses.
Anyone and everyone can help! Join or start a walk team, walk as an individual, make a donation, volunteer or become a sponsor! There is no fitness requirement for this family-friendly walk, so everyone can participate.
When/where: Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Mile Square Park (Starts at the Great Lawn off Brookhurst) – this time allows the most number of families with religious school-aged children to participate. Click Here for a map.
How to register or donate: Go to www.walktoendgenocide.org page. Click on the Orange County Event. On the left, click on Find a Team. Click on Congregation B’nai Tzedek. From here, you can click on “Join the Team” or “Give Here” to donate. All of the information is on this website about the costs of registering at various ages, but a tee-shirt is included. CBT’s team fundraising goal is $1,800. The captain of the CBT team is Eve Gumpel. Contact her with any questions at email@example.com.
Yom Kippur Food Drive and Year-round Food Collection
Feeding the hungry on a day we fast has become a Yom Kippur tradition at Congregation B’nai Tzedek. Everyone who attends our High Holy Day services is asked to bring canned or boxed goods to help replenish the food pantry of Families Forward. On a year-round basis, we collect canned and boxed food in the wooden cabinet found in the lobby for Share Ourselves. These organizations are an important source of food for Orange County’s needy.
This knitting/crocheting/quilting group makes needed items for hospice patients, children, and premature babies. Instruction is given to those unfamiliar with the craft or project. Projects can be done at home and dropped off at the shul for delivery to the organizations served which includes the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, Neo-Natal hospital units, and Hospice organizations. Contact the CBT Office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Blood Drive
B’nai Tzedek’s Social Action Committee, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, hold an annual blood drive at Congregation B’nai Tzedek.
Those who are able to participate are truly giving the gift of life. It takes about 30 minutes to donate, and those over the age of 18 are eligible.
As many donations as possible are needed each year as the Red Cross has a great need for blood. Consider donating, even if you never have before. It takes so little time and helps so many people. • Donate while the kids are in Religious School • Donate on your way to the bagel shop • Donate on your way to visit a friend (better yet, have your friend meet you at the synagogue and donate together!) • Donate just because it’s a mitzvah!
Contact the Shelli Halprin for more information.