Volunteer Information Session and Orientation with First Friends of New Jersey and New York

Congregation Beth El 222 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ

Join us at Beth El for coffee and conversation with Victor Salama, Beth El member and Executive Director of First Friends of New Jersey and New York. First Friends of New Jersey and New York promotes compassion and hope for detained immigrants and asylum seekers through volunteer visitation and advocacy work. Learn more about how you […]

Boomers and Beyond Presents: A Conversation on Income Inequality in the US

Congregation Beth El 222 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ

Please join our Boomers and Beyond group at 1:00pm for dessert and conversation with Drew University Professor Jason Jordan, who will speak on "Income Inequality in the US: Past, Present, and Future." All Congregation Beth El members are welcome.

First Friends of NJ & NY Volunteer Training

Congregation Beth El, Social Hall 222 Irvington Ave, South Orange, NJ

First Friends of NJ & NY will be returning to Beth El, Sunday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. to train volunteers. For those interested in receiving training to visit detainees at North Jersey's four ICE facilities, please register for this volunteer training here:

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) guests at Beth El

Congregation Beth El 222 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ

Sign up here to help with Beth El's second annual hosting of Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) guests from July 21-28. IHN is a local organization that provides temporarily homeless families with shelter, food and services to help them get back on their feet. We had a lot of support and spirit from our Beth El family last summer, and […]

Luminaries in Action: Let us be the Light! 

Beloved Community in Solidarity, Remembrance and Hope Join together for a moment of community solidarity, as we honor all those who have been impacted by COVID-19. SOMA neighbors are invited to step out onto their stoops, porches and balconies to wave lights in a community-wide moment of solidarity, honoring all we have collectively gone through […]

NJ Together Briefing Meeting with Frank McMillan, Lead Organizer

On Monday, August 31 at 7:30 pm, more than 1,000 people from across New Jersey will come together virtually to act in a non-partisan way on issues related to racial equity and criminal justice in our state. Frank McMillan, lead organizer will host a briefing about how Beth El members can get involved. Join via […]

Reproductive Rights on the 2020 Ballot

Beth El member and Vice President of State Policy and Advocacy at Planned Parenthood Federation of America/Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Rachel Sussman Bensimon, breaks down the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion and what’s at stake for reproductive freedom in the 2020 election. Join via Zoom.

Reverse Tashlich (Rain or Shine)

The Beth El Social Action Committee in partnership with Bat Mitzvah student Ella Kohol, the Meadowland Park Conservancy, and Repair the Sea are hosting a Reverse Tashlich. Register here Traditionally over High Holidays we perform the ritual of tashlich, throwing bread crumbs into a body of water to symbolize our casting away of our transgressions from […]