5089 Johnstown Rd New Albany OH 43054 US

B.R.E.A.D. (Building Responsibility, Equality And Dignity), for which Rabbi Apothaker also has served as co-president. B.R.E.A.D. is an organization comprised of many religious groups striving for justice with community problems. Points of focus have included a community initiative to reduce violence, winning a form of "acceptable" identification for Latinos in Franklin County, and helping individuals in the community who are suffering from a severe mental illness.

  • Caring Circle helps congregational members with everything from organizing rides for those who unable to drive to doctors’ and other appointments to meals for families with new babies.
    • The Circle would love to have more volunteers!  There is no obligation.  Interested members can add their name to the Circle’s email list and volunteer if and when they are able to. Please send an email with your contact information to the tbscaringcircle@gmail.com.
  • Mitzvah Corps organizes Temple Beth Shalom volunteers into giving and sharing their time and talents into various activities, including serving lunches at the YWCA Family Center and food donation drives.
  • Meals-on-Wheels  provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves. Our caring volunteers and staff deliver meals to the home 365 days a year. This "daily check" gives peace of mind to both recipients and their loved ones. Temple Beth Shalom has been delivering meals to the elderly or disabled for Lifecare Alliance each Sunday for the past 20 years. The scheduled weekly volunteer picks up prepared hot and cold meals at a designated Gahanna location and currently delivers on a route located in the Reynoldsburg area. 

Social Action

Our tradition views “acts of loving kindness” as personal and communal religious activities. Adults, young adults, and children share in these “tikkun olam” activities. Our projects include High Holy Day and ongoing food drives; Life-Care Alliance’s Meals on Wheels; Franklin County Committee for Good Government; Habitat for Humanity; and a variety of other projects coordinated by the local Jewish and general communities. In addition, each year the congregation – along with students and parents of the Kehillat Torah Religious School – participates in a Mitzvah Day. Highlights of these social action activities include: