Beth El ToBE Spreadsheet - 25th July, 2017
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CategoryRecipient CommunityBeth El Volunteer cohortBeth El activityMonth(s) typically scheduled Beth El contact
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Israel Israel Defense ForcesBeth El Men's clubpizza sale to benefit Friends of Israel Defense ForcesOctober
Mtizvah Day
Jonathan Epstein
jonathan.epstein@hklaw.com

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Israel Israel Defense ForcesBeth El religious school 2nd gradersmake cards for Israel Defense Force soldiersOctober
Mitzvah Day
Tali Moscowitz
tmoscowitz@bethelmc.org
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Collection
Household items
A Wider CircleBeth El membersdonate household items such as pots, pans, furniture, baby itmes, linens, toietries, non-perishable food and cleaning items for low income families in the DC metropolitan area
http://awidercircle.org/
October
Mitzvah Day
Jen Odintz
jenodintz@gmail.com
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Holiday activities
Passover
B’nai B’rith Project H.O.P.E./JSSA Holiday Basket DeliveryBeth El membersdeliver Passover Holiday Baskets to needy Jewish families in Washington, DC area (JSSA Passover Program)Jack Ventura
jack.ventura@verizon.net

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Disability supportBaruch Habaim:Inclusion of Persons with DisabilitiesBeth El membersgoal to make congregants with disabilities feel welcomed and included in an accessible environment. Front doors now accessible to people with disabilities. Shabbat guest speaker in February 2015.OngoingAndrea Golden
andreag71061@comcast.net
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Disability supportBaruch Habaim:Inclusion of Persons with DisabilitiesBeth El HavarahProgramming with young adults with autismSpecial activityAndrea Golden
andreag71061@comcast.net
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Bikur Cholim: Visiting the SickBeth El communitySenior Caucus outreach to ill congregants through visits, calls and supportOngoingDoris Povich
dlpandasp@aol.com
Roz Sporn
rmsgrammy7@aol.com


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IsraelBeth El communityAm Yisrael Chai committeeevents to raise awareness Israeli culture and political issues. (2017: Israeli Music presentation, presentations by Aaron David Miller and Congressman Jamie Raskin) Letter writing to media; Strengthening Israel focus in Religious School curriculum;Prepare Beth El teens for anti-Israel encounters in collegeOngoingLarry Sidman
larrysidman@live.com
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Green Tikkum effortsBeth El membersGreen Tikkum Committeeongoing programming and electronics recycling collections. Beth El is a certified green business!ongoingElisa Rappaport
elisarap@comcast.net

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Social Action TeaBeth El membersSisterhoodtea with speakers to highlight social action opportunitiesFall/WinterJana Singer
janabsinger@gmail.com

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Bikur Cholim: Visiting the SickBeth El MembershipClergy and volunteers visit ill congregants, provide them with chicken soup and supportOngoingRabbi Werbin
fwerbin@bethelmc.org
Bobbi Spector
bobbi.spector@icloud.com
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Chesed programBeth El sisterhoodSisterhoodprovide help and support to members, as neededTBAGail Ross
gailhross@hotmail.com
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Cancer support
(breast cancer)
Beth El womenSisterhood Kesher Nashim memberssupport women with cancerOngoingNaomi Greenwood
naomimom@gmail.com

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Collection
Clothing-men's socks
Bethesda CaresSisterhood collect men's socks for the homelessSisterhood Membership DinnerJana Singer
janabsinger@gmail.com

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Collection
Food
Bethesda CaresSisterhoodcollect non-perishable food at Sisterhood Board Meetings for donation to homelessOngoingKaren Judson
bszjudson@verizon.net
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Collection
Food-Chametz
Bethesda CaresSisterhoodcollect chametz prior to Passover to donate to homelessWomen's Seder or other Passover activityFran Rubin
farphd@farbob.com
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Collection
Toiletries
Bethesda CaresSisterhoodcollect toiletries for homeless-basket in Beth EL Ladies RoomOngoingFran Rubin
farphd@farbob.com
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Collection
Toiletries
Bethesda CaresSisterhoodcollect toiletries for homeless at Membership DinnerNovember
Sisterhood
Jana Singer
janabsinger@gmail.com
Karen Judson
bszjudson@verizon.net
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Collection
Toiletries
Bethesda CaresSisterhoodcollect toiletries for homeless at Passover activitySisterhood Passover ActivityJana Singer
janabsinger@gmail.com
Karen Judson
bszjudson@verizon.net
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Holiday activities
Passover
Bethesda CaresSisterhoodcollect chametz prior to Passover to donate to homelessWomen's Seder or other Passover activityFran Rubin
farphd@farbob.com
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EruvBethesda EruvBeth El membersrestore and maintain the Bethesda eruv
NOTE: add link, word document with map
OngoingMitchell Solkowitz
mitchell.solkowitz@verizon.net
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Bicycle donationsBikes for the WorldBeth El membersBicycle donations to benefit people in developing countires
http://bikesfortheworld.org/
October
Mitzvah Day
Richard Lieberman
rliebermanconsultant@gmail.com
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Collection
Sports equipment-bikes
Bikes for the WorldBeth El membersBicycle donations to benefit people in developing countires
http://bikesfortheworld.org/
October
Mitzvah Day
Richard Lieberman
rliebermanconsultant@gmail.com
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Sports equipmentBikes for the WorldBeth El membersBicycle donations to benefit people in developing countires
http://bikesfortheworld.org/
October
Mitzvah Day
Richard Lieberman
rliebermanconsultant@gmail.com

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Bikur Cholim: Visiting the SickBirur Cholim of Greater Washington Beth El PreschoolProjects: decorate cards, hospital tray place mats, gift bags for pediatric patients; make challah covers for Shabbat boxes for patients in hospital or at home
https://bikurcholimgw.org/FoodProgram.html
AnnualMarrisa Gould
marissagould@gmail.com
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Children's snack bagsCapital Area food Bank "Kids Café"Beth El memberscollect pretzels, raison and other healthy individually packaged snacks collected and volunteers package for low income families October
Mitzvah Day
Daniel Nestel
danielnestel@hotmail.com
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Cancer support
(children with cancer)
Children's Hospital National Medical CenterBeth El membersBe brave and shave fundraiser to support children with cancerBi-annual eventDoug Davison
David Rifkind
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Cancer support
(children with cancer)
Children's Hospital National Medical CenterZhava make get well cards and collect new Lego sets, small games and toys for children 12 and under with cancerOctober
Mitzvah Day
Ilana Tanowitz
ilanatanowitz@yahoo.com
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Be Brave and ShaveChildren's Hospital National Medical Center Beth El communityBe brave and shave fundraiser to support children with cancerBi-annualDoug Davison
davisonlisa@yahoo.com
David Rifkind
therifkinds@gmail.com;
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Knitting projectsChildren's Hospital NICUZhava/
Sisterhood Crafters
knit premie and baby hat for hospitalized infantsOctober
Mitzvah Day 2016
Heather Janssen
heathergjanssen@gmail.com
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Children
(support for sick children)
Children's Inn at NIHBeth El preschoolprepare, serve and clean up dinner for the families of children staying at NIHAnnualMarissa Gould
marissagould@gmail.com
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Children
(support for sick children)
Children's Inn at NIHBeth El preschoolgift drive at Chanuka to give presents to families with ill childrenChanukahMarissa Gould
marissagould@gmail.com
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Children
(support for sick children)
Children's Inn at NIHBeth El religious school 3rd grade classThoughtful Treasures program-create arts and crafts projects for sick kids at Children's Inn at NIH and their siblings
http://childrensinn.org/get-involved/giving/in-kind-gifts/thoughtful-treasures/
October
Mitzvah Day
Tali Moscowitz
tmoscowitz@bethelmc.org
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Collection
Diapers
DC Diaper BankBeth El preschoolcollect diapers for low income families
http://www.dcdiaperbank.org/
OngoingMarissa Gould
marissagould@gmail.com
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Collection
Clothing-business attire
DC Strive
Beth El memberscollect gently used business attire (men and women) for low-income people seeking employment
http://strivedc.org/
October
Mitzvah Day
Marsha Liss
lissmjs@gmail.com
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Animal care Feline FoundationShimshi familycollect funds by serving lemonadeOctober
Mitzvah Day
Jason Shimshi
jshimshi@gmail.com
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Gardening-groundskeepingFlora Singer Elementary SchoolMinyan Chaverim and Beth El membershelp to clean up and beautify grounds of Flora Singer ES, named after Beth El member and Holocaust survivorOctober
Mitzvah Day
Carla Malozowski (Kieval)
cmalozowski@gmail.com
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Collection
Sheet music
Friends of the Library BookstoreBeth El membersdonate sheet musicOctober
Mitzvah Day 2015
Donna Saady
omyoberon@hotmail.com;
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Food-gleaningGreentree Shelter at the
National Center for Children and Families
Beth El membersBeth El families joined Greentree Shelter/NCCF residents on a trip to Butler's OrchardOctober
Mitzvah Day 2015
Andrea Rifkind
therifkinds@gmail.com
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Towel and Washcloth driveGreentree Shelter at the
National Center for Children and Families
Sisterhoodcollect new towels and washcloths for homelessApril
Good Deeds Day
Fran Rubin
farphd@farbob.com
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IsraelHadassah HospitalBeth El Religious School 5th gradersmade jigsaw puzzle greeting cards for Israeli childrenOctober
Mitzvah Day 2015
Tali Moscowitz
tmoscowitz@bethelmc.org
Arielle Grill
ariellegrill@gmail.com
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Calendar driveHebrew HomeSenior CaucusOngoing calendar drive for residentsOngoingDoris Povich
dlpandasp@aol.com
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Knitting projectsHebrew HomeZhava/
Sisterhood Crafters and Senior Caucus
knit scarves and hats for residents in Hebrew HomeOngoingHeather Janssen
heathergjanssen@gmail.com
Sarah Kalser
sarahkalser@gmail.com

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MusicHebrew Home of Greater WashingtonSwinging Kleztones program of Jewish music for elderly residents at Hebrew Home of Greater WashingtonOctober
Mitzvah Day
Jerry Danoff
jdanoff@gwu.edu.
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Animal care Hero Dogs
Beth El Preschoolcollect tzedakah for training service dogs for veterans
http://www.hero-dogs.org/
AnnualMarissa Gould
marissagould@gmail.com
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Gardening-groundskeepingHillmead ParkBeth El membershelp to clean up, restore native plants and eradicate invasive weeds at local parkOctober
Mitzvah Day
Harriet Kuhn
adamandharriet@yahoo.com
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Cancer supportHope Connections for Cancer Support
Zhava 5K Walk-a-thon
http://www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org/
Annual
November
Rebecca Edelson
rgedelson@gmail.com
Ilana Tanowitz
ilanatanowitz@yahoo.com


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Walking activityHope Connections for Cancer Support
Zhava 5K Walk-a-thon
http://www.hopeconnectionsforcancer.org/
Annual
November
Rebecca Edelson
rgedelson@gmail.com
Ilana Tanowitz
ilanatanowitz@yahoo.com
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Animal care HorseNet Horse RescueReligious School 7th grade classClean up at HorseNet facilityOctober
Mitzvah Day
Tali Moscowitz
tmoscowitz@bethelmc.org
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Collection
Sheet music, instruments
Hungry for Music Beth El membersdonate sheet music, instruments and music accessories to underserved children
http://www.hungryformusic.org/
October
Mitzvah Day 2015
Donna Saady
omyoberon@hotmail.com;
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Children
(support for JCC Summer camp)
Inclusion Summer Day Camp at the Rockville JCCSimcha Havurahcontribute tzedakah to support scholarships for special needs children to the Inclusion Summer Day CampAnnualHolly and Howie Stein
hstein2@gmail.com
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Blood drivesINOVA Community wideBlood drives through INOVA, mobile unit or in Bender Social Hall depending on the driveJanuary
Mitzvah Day
Good Deeds Day
July/August
Summertime-July
Jack Ventura
jack.ventura@verizon.net
Jonathan Simon
jonathan747@gmail.com
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Collection
Clothing
Interfaith Works Clothing Center Beth El memberscollect gently used clothing for children, men and women for low-income and homeless families: all ages, all seasons, belts, ties, jewelry and purses:volunteer to donate, sort, deliverOctober
Mitzvah Day
Alana Aronin
abaronin@gmail.com
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Collection
Toiletries
Interfaith Works Women's Shelter*Sisterhoodcollect toiletries for homeless-basket in Beth EL Ladies RoomOngoing
and December
Karen Judson
bszjudson@verizon.net
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CookingInterfaith Works Women's Shelter*Beth El community (auxiliary groups and classes)Prepare and serve meals for homeless during a week in December assigned to Beth ElDecemberJanice Liebowitz
janiceliebowitz@yahoo.com

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CookingInterfaith Works Women's Shelter*Beth El Preschool
4 year olds
make sandwiches and lunch bags for homeless sheltersAnnualMarissa Gould
marissagould@gmail.com
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Collection
Household items
Interfaith Works Women's Shelter* (formerly Wilkens Avenue Women's Assessment Center/Sophia House)Beth El membersdonate household cleaning items, laundry detergent, DecemberJanice Liebowitz
janiceliebowitz@yahoo.com
Barbara Klein
barbaraklein52@gmail.com
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Holiday activities
Purim
Jewish Foundation for Group HomesBeth El Day School CommitteeBeth El families host an annual Purim party for residents at JFGHPurimStacey Topol
Stopol@outlook.com
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Holiday activities
Passover
Jewish Social Servcies Agency Passover Holiday Basket programSisterhood/
Zhava
collect tzedakah (wheat money) to support JSSA program that provides food and ritual items to individuals and families who would otherwise be unable to celebrate the holiday comfortablyWomen's Seder or other Passover activityFran Rubin
farphd@farbob.com
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Holiday activities
Rosh Hashanah
Jewish Social Services Agency Holiday Basket programBeth El membersdeliver Rosh Hashanah gift baskets (food and ritual items) to individuals and families who would otherwise be unable to celebrate the holiday comfortablyRosh HashanahRebecca Edelson
rgedelson@gmail.com
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HospiceJewish Social Services Agency HospiceBeth El membersvisit people in JSSA hospice programOngoingRichard Lieberman
rliebermanconsultant@gmail.com
Vivien Marion
vivienkmarion@gmail.com
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Meals on WheelsJSSA Sisterhooddelivery food as part of JSSA's Meals on Wheels program OngoingFran Rubin
farphd@farbob.com
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Disability supportKeren Or School in Israel for Blind and Disabled ChildrenBeth El Day School familiestactile murals and tiles made to benefit blind schoolchildren with other disabilitiesOctober
Mitzvah Day 2015
Andrea Rifkind
therifkinds@gmail.com

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IsraelKeren Or School in Israel for Blind and Disabled ChildrenBeth El Day School familiestactile murals and tiles made to benefit blind schoolchildren with other disabilitiesOctober
Mitzvah Day and email contact to learn how to get involved
Andrea Rifkind
therifkinds@gmail.com
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Cancer support
(breast cancer)
Knitted Knockers Charities, Inc Zhava/Sisterhoodknit breast knockers (prostheses ) for women who have had a mastectomy
http://knittedknockersusa.org/
Good Deeds Day
April
Heather Janssen
heathergjanssen@gmail.com
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Knitting projectsKnitted Knockers Charities, Inc Zhava/
Sisterhood Crafters
knit breast knockers (prostheses ) for women who have had a mastectomy
http://knittedknockersusa.org/
Good Deeds Day
April 2017
Heather Janssen
heathergjanssen@gmail.com
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Collection
Sports equipment
Leveling the Playing FieldBeth El membersdonate any type of new or gently used sports equipment
http://www.levelingtheplayingfield.org/
October
Mitzvah Day
Michele Friedman
mkfriedman11@verizon.net
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Sports equipmentLeveling the Playing FieldBeth El membersdonate any type of new or gently used sports equipment
http://www.levelingtheplayingfield.org/
October
Mitzvah Day
Michele Friedman
mkfriedman11@verizon.net
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Animal care local animal shelterReligious School Kindergarten class Make dog biscuits, collect used blankets and towelsOctober
Mitzvah Day
Tali Moscowitz
tmoscowitz@bethelmc.org
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Food-gleaningLow income familiesBeth El memberspick fruits and vegetables to distribute to low-income families-location TBDOctober
Mitzvah Day
Jen Powers
powersjams4@gmail.com
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Collection
Food
Manna food center Beth El memberscollect non-perishable food for distribution to the hungry in Montgomery County
http://www.mannafood.org/

Kol Nidre evening
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Collection
Food
Manna food center Beth El Havarahcollect and sort food for distribution to Manna food center (see above)October
Mitzvah Day
Debbie Feinstein
debbie_feinstein@yahoo.com
Fran Katz Watson
ariellegrill@gmail.com
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Holiday activities
Yom Kippur
Manna food center Beth El memberscollect non-perishable food for distribution to the hungry in Montgomery County
http://www.mannafood.org/
Kol Nidre evening
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Youth group philantrophy projectsmany different organizationsBeth El youthcheck the B’nai Mitzvah Projects within the Social Action, ToBE section of the Beth El webisteongoingAdam Zeren
azeren@bethelmc.org
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Good Deeds Daymany organiations within our community, in association with Jewish Federation of Greater WashingtonBeth El members an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, volunteers help to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Many social action activities and collection efforts for Beth El members - check Beth El announcements and scroll for updated acitivities each year.Good Deeds Day-early AprilGeryl Baer
gbaer@bethelmc.org
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Mitzvah DayMany organizations within our communityBeth El Mmemberslargest and most impactful social action event of the year with an abundance of community service projects and collection efforts- all occurring on the very same day in October. Check Beth El website for updated opporunities each year.Mitzvah DayDonna Shimshi
dhshim001@yahoo.com
Jon Polon
jonpolon@hotmail.com
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Animal care Montgomery Animal shelterBeth El's Youth Group BonimMake chew toys and "adopt me" cards for dogs and catsGood Deeds Day AprilAdam Zeren
azeren@bethelmc.org
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Recyling
Electronics
Montgomery CountyBeth El Green Tikkum Committeedonate old electronics including computers, electric typewriters, floppy disks, VCR's, CD players, microwave ovens, cords, cables and chargersOctober
Mitzvah Day
Elisa Rapaport
elisarap@comcast.net
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Animal care Popular Spring Animal Sanctuary or Star Gazing farm Beth El Preschoolcollect tzedakah for a sanctuary for neglected, abused or abandoned farm animals
www.animalsanctuary.org/
www.stargazingfarm.org
AnnualMarissa Gould
marissagould@gmail.com
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Recyling
Paper shredding
RecyclingBeth El Green Tikkum Committeecollect paper and carboard for recyclingApril
Good Deeds Day
TBA
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CookingRevitz HouseSisterhoodbake hamantashen for mishloach manot bags assembled by Beth El religious school students (see Holiday activities, Purim listing on spreadsheet)AnnualJanice Liebowitz
janiceliebowitz@yahoo.com
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Holiday activities
Purim
Revitz HouseBeth El Religious Schoolchildren assemble mishloach manot bags for Revitz House residentsPurimJanice Liebowitz
janiceliebowitz@yahoo.com

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MusicRevitz HouseMarak Hayom
Beth El's teen acapella group
concert for elderly residents at Revitz HouseOctober
Mitzvah Day
April Ginns
pianocat1@gmail.com
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MusicRing HouseJulie Mack jazz concert for elderly residents at Ring HouseOctober
Mitzvah Day
Julie Mack
info@juliemacksings.com
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Walking activityShepherd's TableBeth El religious school 4th and 6th grade classeswalk to support homelessOctober
Mitzvah Day
Tali Moscowitz
tmoscowitz@bethelmc.org
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Walking activityShepherd's TableMen's Clubwalk to support homelessOctober
Mitzvah Day
Jonathan Epstein
jonathan.epstein@hklaw.com
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CookingShepherd's Table
Sisterhoodprepare casseroles and baked goods for homelessGood Deeds DayBarbara Klein
barbaraklein52@gmail.com
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Food-set up, serve and clean up meals for homelessShepherd's Table
Beth El membersset up, serve meals and clean upEvery monthPeter Novick
penovick@aol.com
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CookingShepherd's Table
Interfaith Works Women's Shelter*
Beth El Religious school 1st grade classBake apple crisps for homeless sheltersOctober
Mitzvah Day
Tali Moscowitz
tmoscowitz@bethelmc.org
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CookingShepherd's Table
Interfaith Works Women's Shelter*
SisterhoodPrepare casseroles and baked goods for area homeless shelters or bring meals prepared from home: volunteer to cook, deliver, or bothOctober
Mitzvah Day
Barbara Klein
barbaraklein52@gmail.com
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Collection
Bras and feminine hygiene products
Support the Girls

Beth El memberscollect bras and feminine hygiene products (tampons and maxi-pads) to be distributed to homeless and low-income women in the DC area
www.isupportthegirls.org
October
Mitzvah Day
Erika Dickstein
edickstein@hotmail.com
Hillary Berman
hillary.berman@alum.syracuse.edu
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Collection
Feminine hygiene products
Tahirih Justice CenterSisterhoodcollect feminine hygiene products (sanitary napkins) to be distributed to immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. (www.tahirih.org)Passover Women's Seder and OngoingHelene Weisz
heleneweisz1@gmail.com
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Refugee OutreachTBABeth El membersBeth El committee is developing a plan to aid a refugee familyTBASharon Fine
sharonrfine@gmail.com
Michael Kieval mkieval@gmail.com
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Families with InfertilityThe Red StoneBeth El membersYoga clas to support families with infertilty by granting them financial support and communal understanding on their journey to parenthood (www.theredstone.org/index.html)Mitzvah Day 2016Amy Forseter
amy@theredstone.org
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Yoga classThe Red StoneBeth El membersYoga clas to support families with infertilty by granting them financial support and communal understanding on their journey to parenthood (www.theredstone.org/index.html)Mitzvah Day 2016Amy Forseter
amy@theredstone.org
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Collection
Chlldren's books
Tree House Child Assessment CenterSisterhoodcollect children's books and created decorative bookmarks for this organization dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglectSpecial Social Action acitivity
Dec 2015
Fran Rubin
farphd@farbob.com
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Children's food donationsWeller Road Elementary SchoolBeth El PreschoolCollect/sort/donate packaged bags of non-perishable food and collect/donate gift cards for Food Pantry for Hungry Youth at Weller Road Elem schoolOctober
Mitzvah Day
Marissa Gould
marissagould@gmail.com
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Collection
Boxtops for Education
Weller Road Elementary SchoolBeth El membersCollect boxtops for education to provide supplies and equiptment to Weller Road Elementary SchoolOngoing-collection box on desk in lobby of Beth ElIlana Tanowitz
ilanatanowitz@yahoo.com
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Collection
School supplies
Weller Road Elementary SchoolBeth El memberscollect school supplies at Back to Shul BBQFallSheryl Miller
sherylrosemiller@gmail.com
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