Our Tzedakah programs include:

Tzedakah Box - We always welcome monetary donations, large or small, to the Tzedakah Box, located just outside the Sanctuary. Funds collected are  matched by the and generally support local and international organizations providing emergency aid or disaster relief.  Past recipients have included: Watertown Food Pantry, Mercy Corps, Arlington Emergency Fund, and programs helping victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Benefit Concert or Film - Each spring we hold a Benefit Concert or Film, to raise funds for organizations at home or abroad. In recent years, we have raised funds for Arava Institute in Israel, BPeace, Ziv Medical Center in Safed, and Mercy Corps.

Yad Chessed - On Purim, we join with 80 other local Jewish organizations and temples to help Yad Chesed collect funds to purchase and distribute grocery gift cards for local families suffering food insecurity.

Winter Coat Collection for Homeless Children, Teens and Adults and Refugee Families – Each year during December, we collect winter coats to donate to the CASPAR Emergency Homeless Shelter and Cradles to Crayons.  



Please consider donating to the Social Action Programs fund to support our ongoing activities including:  Food Drives, Mitzvah Day, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) membership, Second Sunday/Community Cooks, the Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Awards, and much more.

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Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]