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Tzedek, Tzedek tirdof     -Deuteronomy 16:20

"Righteousness, righteousness you shall pursue."

Beth Meyer is a social action congregation.  We take seriously the Torah injunction to pursue righteousness through our actions. We believe that all actions that reach out to members of both our local and our world wide community - Jews and non-Jews alike - are acts of righteousness, intended to make the world a better place for all its inhabitants. Some actions have immediate impact, while others are designed to provide more long term solutions. Some actions ask for a short-term commitment while others require on-going support. As a diverse community we strive to offer ways for every member of our congregation to find a meaningful way to fulfill the mitzvah of tikkun olam — repairing the world. The social action committee invites your suggestions, your enthusiasm and your participation.  

Ways to help:

To join the Social Action Committee, contact Deborah Goldstein. If you would like to contribute to the Social Action Fund, click here.


NEW! Episcopal Farmworker Ministry Supply Drive

Beth Meyer Synagogue members have partnered with the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry (EFwM) for the past 14 years to bring both financial support and needed items to migrant farmworkers in Eastern North Carolina. The H2-A farmworkers live in remote labor camps and arrive with few possessions. The EFwM visits the men in the camps and brings them much needed supplies.

Watch below and learn about how these vulnerable farmworkers have struggled and fared during the COVID pandemic with this discussion between Rabbi Eric Solomon and the Farmworkers Ministries executive director, Lariza Garzon. 

Here's how our congregation can help. Volunteers will be at the Beth Meyer parking lot to take your supply drive items from your car on March 21 and 24. See the list of items needed below. If you are unable to drop off your items on this day, please contact Alice Scher, the synagogue’s coordinator and liaison for the collection program, at 919.744.6870 (call or text) or at aliceal@nc.rr.com.

Needed Items:
• Maseca corn flour, eggs, vegetable oil, instant coffee, rice, beans, granola, protein bars, and dried fruit
• Laundry detergent and Clorox bleach
• Men’s long-sleeve shirts sizes S, M, and L
• Men’s pants waist sizes 30-34
• Bath towels
• Hygiene products (regular size) including: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, shampoo, body wash, comb, Tylenol, Bengay, insect repellent, sunscreen lotion or spray, feminine pads
• Books in Spanish for a lending library
• Board games, soccer balls, and volleyballs
• Bandanas
• Baseball caps

Please consider making a monetary donation directly to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry. Checks can be mailed to the address below. Write “Beth Meyer Synagogue” in the memo line.

Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry
2989 Easy St
Dunn, NC 28334

Sat, July 24 2021 15 Av 5781