Annual Food Drive and Ongoing Hunger Relief Efforts:
BYBS members begin the Jewish New Year with an annual food drive. The food collected goes to local food pantries and The Ark’s kosher food pantry. The blue barrel in our entryway lets members drop off donations for distribution to local agencies on a regular basis. BYBS is a Mazon Partner Congregation.
South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter):
Our members, from b’nei mitzvah students with their parents through our most senior members work together once a month to serve the homeless population in our midst. A choice of volunteer opportunities is available, from purchasing or cooking food, serving meals, setting up and manning the overnight shelter.
Cancer Support Center, Annual Walk of Hope:
BYBS fields a team of walkers for this community-wide event to raise funds and awareness for the Canter Support Center.
Hanukkah Toy Drive:
School families and the larger congregation donate toys for distribution to needy families through our local JUF social services office.
Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction:
School families organize and run this event for the entire congregation. Delicious desserts are auctioned at a premium, with funds donated to a charity chosen by our school.
BYBS organizes and hosts blood drives several times throughout the year.