Social Action

What we're about:

In an effort to expand our Social Action activities, Congregation B'nai Israel has embarked on a collaborative effort with Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) to design a "Listening Campaign" based on a community organizing tool that has had success in other congregations.

Volunteer "listeners" from CBI received training from ACT to conduct 1-2 hour "house gatherings" with other members from CBI. These house gatherings served as an informal and fun way to connect congregation members from similar neighborhoods and will give us opportunities to explore issues that are important to our congregants and our community. Through this process, we hope to identify new social action projects to help address significant issues in our community and city.

The trained congregational "listeners" will reflect on the common social action themes discussed during the house gathering process and present these themes to the board and then back to the congregation. Several forums will be offered following Erev Shabbat services to describe, in further detail, those themes that garnered the most interest and the specific project opportunities that will be developed. Each forum will offer both hands-on and advocacy project participation. I encourage you to attend the forums and find the opportunity to engage that fits you best.

Look for information about these upcoming forums in the chadashot and the temple calendar over the next several months. We look forward to your enthusiasm, ideas, and participation.

 

Winter Sanctuary

Social Action Network Projects and Contact Information

Ongoing Projects    
Touch of Shabbat Betty Reuben This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wellspring Women's Center Oak Park
(drop off travel size toiletries to foyer between ofc and gift shop)
Radyne Cintrenbaum This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
St. John's Center
(several times/year)
Ilene Carroll This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LOC Working with SacACT Steven Tincher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CBI's Garden Amelia Lorenzo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CBI Youth
(Kesher, BISY)
Denise Creven This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sustainable Living Committee Chuck Rosenberg
Todd Mendell
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Abraham's Tent Jason Weiner
Gary Ziegenfuss
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For Our CBI Community--Reaching Out to Those in Need    
Caring Committee Melissa McElheney
Gennifer Phero
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Bereavement Lynn Terleski-Katz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Caring Community Fund Melissa Grand - contact to make donation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Help Feed the Hungry    
Year Round Food Drive --Central Downtown Food Basket Jodie Rubenstein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jewish Community Day at Loaves & Fishes Chuck Adelman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Monthly Food Basket Sandwiches Caryn Mizzi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kosher Food Closet Annie Eisenberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Education Efforts    
Sacramento City Schools
Reading Partners
Barbara Berg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
San Juan School District
Reading Partners
Terri Christy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shelter & Help for the Homeless    
Winter Sanctuary Jason Weiner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Family Promise Sandy Kaufman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Annual & Bi-Annual Events    
Mitzvah Day Gary Leiserowitz
Caryn Mizzi
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HHD Food Drive
Central Downtown Food Basket
Eileen Jacobowitz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pride Committee & Gay Pride Weekend Ezra Cole This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Action