Social Action Committee
As the Union for Reform Judaism states: "Social justice and advocacy are among the central tenets of Reform Judaism. To be a Reform Jew is to hear the voice of the prophets in our head; to be engaged in the ongoing work of tikkun olam; to strive to improve the world in which we live; to be God’s partners in standing up for the voiceless and fixing what is broken in our society."
The Social Action Committee of Congregation Beth El is very active and welcomes members of our community to join and participate. For information about the Social Action Committee, please contact committee chair Gerry Gross. Members can request to join the Social Action Committee Facebook Group by following this link or by emailing Chair, Gerry Gross at
Beth El Volunteers prepare and serve a meal at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Bangor on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Address: 65 S. Park St.
We serve on average 75 – 100, or more individuals each month.
Why not share a part of yourself with someone in need by donating something from our wish list or help serve or clean up?
Soup Kitchen Wish List
Lasagna (baked or purchased family size) – serves 12
Peas (2 lb bags)
Desserts (homemade or purchased)
Milk (Chocolate or White)Juice
Rolls or bread
Garlic Bread (a particular favorite amongst our clients)
All items can be dropped off at Beth El. If you are interested in serving, cleaning or providing an item from the wish list, please contact Shirley St. Peter at 945-4578 or