Volunteers at Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared sandwiches for Plainfield’s Second Street Youth Center (SSYC)  on Wednesday, October 3.  The synagogue’s Social Action committee organizes monthly sandwich-making sessions for volunteers of all ages to provide healthy lunches and after-school snacks for school-age participants in SSYC’s programs.  The Second Street Youth Center Foundation is a multipurpose non-profit organization that provides educational, vocational, cultural and recreational activities for youth and adults in the Plainfield community.

Congregation Beth Israel’s Social Action committee also delivers meals once a month to homebound elderly in the Scotch Plains area through Mobile Meals of Westfield.  Throughout the year, the Social Action committee organizes additional community outreach projects, including: building homes through Habitat for Humanity; collecting winter coats through the Jersey Cares Coat Drive; and putting on an intergenerational talent show in a nearby nursing home.  


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