Social Action

Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael has a long-standing commitment to the community. It demonstrates that commitment by involving itself and its members in a number of Tikkun Olam (“Repairing the World”) activities.

Community Soup Kitchen: For more than 20 years, MJCBY has been a stalwart congregation in helping the Soup Kitchen’s mission of providing healthy meals to those in need. We serve the fourth Sunday of every month. While all food is cooked at the Soup Kitchen, our volunteers work in the kitchen making salad, washing fruit and preparing desserts. Other volunteers work on the serving line, ladling cups of soup, serving the entrée for the day along with side dishes, and distributing bread, margarine, fruit, desserts and drinks. For more information, please contact Lou Bodian.

Family Promise of Morris County: This local organization is dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness by providing emergency shelter for homeless children and their families. Our volunteers visit these families at the church or synagogue where they are housed and provide the dinner meal for them. Additionally, our volunteers read to and play with the children and interact with their parents. For more information, please contact Keith Usiskin.

Jewish Vocational Services: The issue of unemployment and underemployment is a serious one that plagues too many families in our community. MJCBY provides support to those seeking employment assistance, working with the Jewish Vocational Services agency. We also participate in JVS’ Annual Job-a-thon, where MJCBY volunteers call members to inquire about open positions at their place of work. For more information, please contact Lou Bodian.