Giving Back.  Mitzvot and Tikkun Olam.

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Giving Back

Giving back is an important value to the Beth Am community.

Our social action committee helps organize projects of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) that are of interest to the members of the Beth Am community. Our projects focus on doing good within the San Diego Jewish and non-Jewish communities and extend to Israel as well. Here are just some of the many programs and events we have participated in as a Congregation:

Feeding The Homeless
Members of Beth Am regularly serve breakfast at St. Vincent de Paul from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm on various Sundays. Volunteers must be 12 years and older to participate or accompanied by an adult.

Mitzvah Day
Each year we plan a day’s worth of activities that offer something for everyone to give back. Helping to improve our San Diego community, we have cleaned the beach in Del Mar, sorted donated food for the Hand Up Food Pantry, weeded and helped plant indigenous seeds at the San Dieguito Lagoon, collected canned food within our neighborhoods, and fed the homeless at a shelter. Additionally, our children get involved with crafts, such as making dolls for donation to a children’s hospital, cards for San Diego veterans and Israeli IDF soldiers, and decorating Shabbat platters.

Connecting our sister city, Shaar HaNegev
We actively support our friends with letters and e-mails that remind families living in Shaar HaNegev that people in San Diego are thinking about them and wishing them well. You may send an e-mail directly to Mayor Alon Schuster at, or to Oshrat Stern, Partnership Together Coordinator at

For more information about mitzvot opportunities at Beth Am, please check our calendar, or contact