Bet Alef has a very active Social Action team that is committed to fulfilling our vision of fostering “… a Jewish spirituality for all ages that supports each individual, is realized in community, and manifests itself in our world as peaceful acts of greater compassion and love”. For more information about the Social Action Team of Bet Alef email our office. Currently, the team is working on the following:
Holy Rollers Burrito Roll
Prep: 3rd Friday, 1:00 PM, Main Kitchen, Seattle First Baptist
Roll: 3rd Saturday, 2:00 PM, Fridell Kitchen Seattle First Baptist
Now two years running, Bet Alef and Seattle First Baptist members come together the every each month to roll hundreds of vegan burritos for distribution to shelters and homeless.
Interfaith Climate Action
Join this group of concerned citizens of our planet. This new social action program from Bet Alef and Seattle First Baptist Church aims to raise awareness and work toward protecting our common home. Contact Keith Ervin to get involved!
Read here about Interfaith Climate Action’s support for the carbon tax.
Visit yeson732.org to find out more.
Previous Social Action Programs:
Wednesday Night Phone Banks for Gun Responsibility
Working with The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, and energetic group of people gather to make phone calls to help ensure the passage of Initiative 594 – which would extend background checks to all gun purchases in the state. The group is made up of Bet Alef members, Alliance workers, and volunteers from the wider community.
The Healthcare Movie
Seattle First Baptist will host two viewings of The Healthcare Movie, Narrated by Keifer Sutherland. This documentary examines the evolution of healthcare in Canada and the US, and the ongoing public relations battle that keeps healthcare unavailable to many.
We can provide SUSTAINABLE HEALTH CARE to all Washington residents in the coming years. Following the movie, a panel of experts will answer questions and discuss how a single payer plan can be funded in our state.
To view movie trailer or purchase DVD click here.
To RSVP click here.
Solutions to Gun Violence in Our Community & State
Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Stumbo
“Cheryl Stumbo, a victim of the 2006 Jewish Federation shooting, remembers that terrible day, and opens up about her emotional trauma and the need for gun control”. Seattle Times 7/27/13
Also presenting: Tiffany Brace, Faith Field Organizer for Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility will give an update on the campaign to pass Initiative I-594, which will extend criminal and mental health background checks to all gun purchases in Washington State.
Sponsored by the Social Action Teams of Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue and Seattle First Baptist Church.
Created by Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush
Narrated by Jeff Bridges
Presented by the Social Action Teams of Bet Alef & Seattle First Baptist Church
This powerful documentary shines a spotlight on the epidemic of hunger in the United States. Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald says: “It will leave you “angry — as the best rabble-rousing documentaries do — at how a country so rich could let so many people fall through the cracks.”