Social Action

Our mission is to improve the lives of others by engaging our Temple Community through volunteer actions while developing enduring personal connections.

We invite you to get involved in our various Social Justice Projects and Initiatives. For more general information please contact Faith Schaffer, chair of our Social Action Committee.

Upcoming Events

High Holy Day Food Drive
September 9-October 1
Donations may be dropped off at The Temple in Beachwood anytime the building is open.
The most needed food items are: canned stew, canned soup & vegetables, canned tuna, peanut butter, & cereal
The most needed non-food items are: deodorant, toilet paper, soap, toothbrushes, & toothpaste

Transplant House
Wednesday, September 6 at 5:00 pm
Social Action provides a quarterly home cooked meal for the residents of the Transplant House of Cleveland. If you’re interested in volunteering for our next date, please contact Faith Schaffer at or Jen Mendelson at

Support “Maui Strong” with Challah Donations
Now through September 30
Temple members can order a challah online and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Maui Food Bank thanks to BreadLove, while the Challah gets donated locally to The Transplant House through Social Action. It’s a win-win all around. Challah donations are $12 and can be purchased at: