Social Action
Hunger is a pervasive and pernicious social malady. Beth El's social
action activities are predominantly fueled by a passion for alleviating
hunger in our community.

Food Pantry Support  
Hunger is a pervasive and pernicious social malady. Beth El's social
action activities are predominantly fueled by a passion for alleviating
hunger in our community. Therefore, we do not focus on a once-a-year
food drive. Rather, each year, we collect and donate many  hundreds of
pounds of food and provide a steady stream of non-perishables to the
Southbury Food Bank and the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministry's
Soup Kitchen.

Baking with Love
In addition, we have baked and delivered dozens of pumpkin pies for the
holidays, and our GEMACH Caring committee baked hundreds of
hamentashen that were hand-carried to shut-in by the JFS chaplain.

Food Pantry Fund Challenge
The Sunny Davids Food Pantry Fund was established to accept donations
for distribution to local  food banks. In addition, Beth El maintains a
continual non-perishables collection that is distributed to local food
pantries.

Holiday Collections
We cannot celebrate our simchas with full hearts while others are in
need. Therefore, we encourage all who participate in Chanukah and
Purim festivities to contribute gifts for distribution by the Greater
Waterbury Interfaith Ministries. This effort has brightened the lives of
many who would otherwise go wanting by providing not only the
donations themselves, but also hope in times of trouble.
Beth El Synagogue, 124 South Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury , CT 06798 I 203 264-4500 I info@bethelwoodbury.org