Thank you for your interest in the Joel Winston Social Justice Program at Beth Torah

Acts of Kindness

Jews are called “a light to the nations” (Isaiah 42:6). We have a commitment to repair the world (tikkun Olam). Through study and action, we seek to meet our responsibility to create a better world for all people. The Beth Torah community, through our Joel Winston Social Justice Programming, undertakes projects that speak to insecurities revolving around food, housing, health, loneliness and life skills. Our Social Justice starts at home, but reaches out across the Kansas City community, across the nation, and across the oceans, positively affecting people in need locally, nationally, and internationally. 

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Your donation makes a difference! 

Please bring your non-perishable food and paper product contributions to the white bins at Beth Torah or
click here to donate to the Joel Winston Social Justice Program.

Take a look at our Winter/Spring

Joel Winston Social Justice Programming:

reStart in January

Pull out your calendars and get ready for reStart in January.  You can sign up by dropping by Beth Torah on Sunday mornings during Religious School, or by contacting Scott Franklin at



Help receive, pack and distribute backpacks full of healthy weekend snacks to elementary school children who qualify for free meals at school, but wouldn’t have enough to eat on the weekends without Harvesters. January-May.


Winter/Spring Blood Drives

Where else are you almost guaranteed to save a life? Beth Torah along with BIAV hosts quarterly blood drives. Your next opportunity to save a life will be:


February 1, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.



May 10, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Schedule your donation online today at (click on “find a drive” and sponsor code “bethtorah”), or call Scott Franklin at (913) 645-1036 or email him at


Passover Food Drive

The JFS community-wide Passover Food Drive begins in March. This year Beth Torah has been assigned Matzah Meal and Grape Juice.


Mitzvah Day

Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming Mitzvah day on May 7th. 


Ongoing Joel Winston Social Justice Programming Includes


JFS Food Drives, Caring Connection Team, and SAVE Home