B.R.E.A.D. Building Responsibility Equality and Dignity - People of faith working together to pursue justice, change public policy and support initiatives that improve lives in our local community. Contact Laurel Zulliger 614-323-6419 lzulliger@gmail.com for more info.

YWCA Family Center provides shelter and meals for homeless families. We make and serve lunch four times a year at the center. Contact Sue Lazerwitz at 614-252-3554 or sjlazerwitz@gmail.com

Meals on Wheels TBS members deliver meals every Sunday morning. We have been actively involved with Meals on Wheels for the past 20 years. Contact Patty Tumen if you can help at 614-252-3939 or ptumen@ECDI.org

Women of Beth Shalom Social Action Committee – provides an avenue for women to get together and work on projects that help in and around the New Albany community.

TBS Men’s Club prepares and serves meals at TBS, packages up meals for our Caring Circle families in need, and helps with other projects at TBS.

Village Coalition Against Hunger (VCAH) - Pack and/or deliver groceries to New Albany residents in need every other Friday. Contact Sheryl Angart at sangart@newlabanysmiles.com for a link to the sign-ups.

Jewish Prisoner Visits - Two Jewish volunteer groups currently make monthly visits to Jewish prisoners in Marion, Ohio. Please contact Gil Nestel at nestels@wideopenwest.com or Dave Neubauer at kruj2@aol.com.​

Kensington Place – Volunteer to lead services 1-2 times per month on Fridays at 1:30pm. No Hebrew reading required-the Mishkan T’Filah (prayerbook we currently use) has lots of English readings and the transliteration is included. This is a fun and easy way to connect with a great group of residents.   

 Caring Circle helps TBS members with everything from rides to the doctor to meals for families with a new baby, illness or during shiva. We also send cards to congregants for life cycle events.  Send an email to tbscaringcircle@gmail.com to add your name to our mailing list, to request help or for more information.

Rebekkah’s Well is a designated area on the office/social hall level of our building where we collect food as well as other essential items for families in need. We work with a variety of partners in our community, including our local food pantries, YWCA Family Center, and others.

Mitzvah Day Planning Committee - Every spring, TBS families come together for an amazing day of helping others throughout the community.  Would you like to help with planning this meaningful event?  Do you know an organization that could use our help? Can you captain one of our projects? Please contact Mindy Agin at enaiman@columbus.rr.comfor details.

Youth Groups at TBS take part in Social Action projects throughout the year. 

The Religious School Committee supports our Religious School at TBS in multiple ways, including introducing our students to Social Action projects. To be involved in this committee, please contact Mindy Agin at enaiman@columbus.rr.com. 

2019-2020 TBS Mitzvah Corps Calendar

 Please contact the temple office at 614-855-4882 or the individual listed to get involved 


  • BeSTY Youth Group High Holiday Food Collection
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - Serve at Free Community Lunch at Peace Lutheran 


  • B.R.E.A.D. House Meetings in Sukkah
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - Joseph’s Coat Tour, Volunteer & Coat Collection
  • Tzedakah Collective Meeting


  • BREAD Assembly Call to Action Nov 11th
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - New Albany Food Pantry
  • Mitzvah Day Planning Meeting
  • GRIN Volunteer


  • JFS Toy Drive for Hanukkah
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - Star House
  • Ner Shel Tzedakah A Hanukkah Candle of Righteousness Star House


  • Martin Luther King Jr EPIC Community Service Project @ Joseph’s Coat
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - Serve lunch at Y Family Shelter
  • Mitzvah Day Planning Committee Meeting


  • Collection for Family Mentor Foundation
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - Family Mentor Foundation
  • Tzedakah Collective Meeting
  • Mitzvah Day Planning Committee Meeting


  • Passover Collection for JFS
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - My Very Own Blanket
  • March 13th - Volunteer Fair & Volunteer Appreciation Friday Night
  • March 15th - Mitzvah Day


  • Collection for Y Family Center
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - Ronald McDonald House
  • Tzedakah Collective Meeting


  • NCJW Back-to-School Store Collection
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - GRIN
  • BREAD Nehemiah Action 


  • Columbus Pride Parade 
  • NCJW Back to School Collection
  • BREAD Celebration


  • NCJW Back to School Fair
  • Walk With Water For Africa 5K


  • Welcome Back Picnic
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - Family Mentor Foundation 
  • Serve Lunch at the Y Family Center

Acts of Loving Kindness - G'milut Chasadim

Community involvement - Ma'asim Tovim

TBS Mitzvah Corps is the umbrella group for Social Action and Social Justice activities at Temple Beth Shalom.  Listed below you will find the many ways to help our community.  Please contact mitzvahcorps@tbsohio.org for more information, or to recommend an activity.  We are always looking for additional ideas and new friends to join us.

TBS Mitzvah Corps


5089 Johnstown Rd New Albany OH 43054 US