North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Social Action

Social Action

NSS Beth El’s Social Action Committee helps individuals and families work together to perform meaningful mitzvot that benefit both our Jewish Community and the larger community around us.  We believe that congregants of all ages grow from the experience of volunteering and giving through programs that emphasize the core values of tikkun olam.

We host many on-going and special mitzvah programs throughout the year, so we’re sure you will find a project and cause that speaks to you and your values.  Are we missing something, or do you have a project idea you think others would also love? We want to take your strengths and put them to work!  Contact us with your ideas.

Chair – Mary Channon

Looking for ways to help ALL year?

See below for our list of ongoing projects, including Take A Bite Out of Hunger and JUF Uptown Café.

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Social Action Opportunities 2018

Take a Bite Out of Hunger

Help us provide daily breakfasts for children in need at Highland Park Elementary Schools for the 2018 calendar year. Please drop off your donations in the collection bins by the main office doors and the Religious School Doors. Our goal is to distribute 100 of these items every week for the entire school year!

  • Kellogg’s brand (only) Nutrigrain Fruit Bars
  • Fruit squeezer type snacks (any brand is fine)

JUF Uptown Café – A great project for families with teens!

  • Volunteer at the JUF Uptown Cafe, 909 W. Wilson, Chicago IL.
  • Serve Brunch or Dinner to neighborhood needy – Ages 12+
  • Contact Rocky Rubinoff to sign up at


  • Tuesday, February 20 – dinner hours
  • Tuesday, March 20 – dinner hours
  • Tuesday, April 17 – dinner hours
  • Tuesday, May 15 – dinner hours
  • Sunday, June 24 – brunch hours
  • Tuesday, July 17 – dinner hours
  • Sunday, August 26 – brunch hours


Sign-up to volunteer at the Café! Contact Rocky Rubinoff to sign up at