Social Action / Tikun Olam

Third-Thursday Mitzvah Program

The members of Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills continually seek to demonstrate a communal agenda that reflects our priorities and values. One of these is a commitment to helping others in need. It is with this in mind that we have instituted our “Community Service Third-Thursday Mitzvah Program”. To learn more, see photographs of past programs or find upcoming programs click here.

Gemilut Chasadim / Acts of Lovingkindness


Read more about Zach Cooperstein volunteering teaching English in Peru, 2015.

Milton Community Food Pantry

Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills supports the Milton Food pantry with donations throughout the year with particular support during Yom Kippur. The Pantry accepts donations of non-perishable canned goods and especially boxed and bagged items which are lighter to transport. The Milton Community Food Pantry is located at:

158 Blue Hills Parkway
Milton, MA 02186

Holiday Toy Drive

Every year Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills donates toys to a non-profit called Teen Empowerment The toys are given to urban youth (mostly from Dorchester) in a toy give away for children in need. They are looking for unwrapped toys for children aged birth to 18. Gifts should be in the 10-20 dollar range. Please, no guns or war toys. For more information visit:

Project Ezra

Each year, on Christmas Day, Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills members volunteer their time in order to relieve those celebrating Christmas so they can be home with their families. Ezra which is the Hebrew word for “help” is a program sponsored by the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. For many years, members of Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills have prepared, served and cleaned up for over 50 residents at Father Bill’s Shelter.

Donation Opportunities

The Library Fund supports the Temple library and has two opportunities for donations. One is a $5.00 card in honor, get well or in memory. The other is an $18.00 donation for a book to be inscribed for various occasions. Please contact Barbara Stoller at 617-696-5791 to donate.