Social Action

social action

Social Action Committee Activities

 January - Meals on Wheels

Picture2Beth Israel is currently responsible for delivering Meals on Wheels during the month of January. The co-chairs of this committee begin to solicit drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels at the end of November. Two drivers are assigned each day to deliver in Kings Point and two drivers are assigned each day to deliver in Sun City Center. Two teams of back-up drivers are also solicited.

November - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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   Beth Israel hosted the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service led by Rabbi Carla Freedman, Beth Israel, The Jewish Congregation; The Reverend Doctor Mark Salmon, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church; The Reverend Doctor Timothy W. Shirley, SouthShore United Church of Christ; and Father Lee Miller, Associate Rector, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.


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Chanukah Mitzvah  - the congregation collected baby food and diapers for a local food bank - Our Lady of Guadaloupe.



All year

     Interfaith Learning -  starting on February 12, 2018 Rabbi Carla Freedman and The Rev. Dr. Tim Shirley of South Shore United Church of Christ will teach a 6 week class on "Topics in Christian-Jewish Relations" and will include subjects like: inerrancy of the bible, and what that means today; antisemitism; messianism, etc.


"Feeding the Hungry"  

Beth Israel supports the Metropolitan Ministries efforts to feed the hungry at the St Andrews Church in Sun City Center.  Beth Israel members volunteer along with other volunteers from area clubs and churches to serve meals on Wednesdays.





January 10, 2018  Worship 101 will attempt to answer questions about the what/why/when/where/how of Jewish worship. This class is for those who never learned these things, or for those who want to understand the practices of this congregation.
The class will be presented in one session of 2 hours’ duration, once only, in the (secular) new year.

January 28, 2018 Fund Raiser Just Twistin’ Hay Traditional and Original Celtic Music with a Twist! 

Come share the Spirit of Traditional Music from the Celtic Nations

Sun City Center Community Hall 2:00 p.m.

Tickets cost - $12.00. Tickets will be on sale beginning January 2nd. M-W-F at the kiosk. Call Ilene Unruch at 973-876-3513 or Paul Spiegal at 813-283-8010 for information.


February 13, 2018 Rummage Sale 9:00am to 2:00pm

Drop off at Social Hall:Soft Goods( clothing & linens )

          Sunday Feb. 4 10-1 Sunday Feb. 11 9-12   Monday Feb. 12 9-3

 Hard Goods(everything else)

         Sunday Feb. 11 9-1  Monday Feb. 12 9-3 only

February 28, 2018 Purim Schpiel  Check back often for more information

March 30, 2018 First Seder

Judaica shop – Browse some of our items  and hours of operation here

Special Programs and Events

Bnot Torah Class of 2015

Bnai Torah  Class of 2017

A Night of Comedy

Woman of Distinction - Beth Israel congratulates Sandy Zians on her selection as Woman of Distinction 2017.  Read more about this honor here.

Dedication of the Betty Kleinman Library Shelf and Kleinman Mosaic – January 18, 2013

Rummage Sale –  Read more

Rededication of the Temple - Celebrating 25 years – March 3, 2013  Read More


03.24.2018 10:00 - 12:00
Morning Shabbat Service
03.24.2018 12:00 - 01:00
Torah Study
03.27.2018 09:30 - 11:00
Sisterhood Board Meeting
03.27.2018 01:30 - 02:30
Continuing Hebrew
03.28.2018 10:00 - 12:00
Choir Practice Yom Hashoa
03.28.2018 12:00 - 02:00
Men's Club Membership Meeting
03.29.2018 01:30 - 03:00
Biblical Hebrew
03.29.2018 03:00 - 04:30
Bible Study
03.30.2018 05:30 - 06:30
Shabbat Services
03.30.2018 06:00 - 08:00
Passover Seder