Doing Good for Goode™
The Good We’ve Done
Many of you know former Temple Beth Israel Rabbi Alexander D. Goode as one of the Four Chaplains. These men gave up their life-vests so others could live when the USTS Dorchester was torpedoed during World War II. TBI members volunteer at the York City elementary school named for Rabbi Goode to improve students’ educational and extracurricular opportunities. Goode students face many challenges, often linked to poverty. About half are reading below their grade level; one quarter are English language learners, another quarter have learning disabilities.
TBI outreach includes: an annual school supply drive, helping stock uniform and toiletry closet, mulching the playground, and bringing together area businesses, residents, and Boy Scouts to rehabilitate the long-neglected courtyard into outdoor classrooms. Please join our efforts.
The Good We’ve Done
Amazon Kindles and Cases for entire 2nd, 5th & 6th Grade Class
Annual School Supply Drive “Cram the Closet”
Nurse’s Closet Drive
Winter Clothing Drive
In-School “Lobby Face-lift”
Rehabilitation of the School Courtyard
Farm-to-Table Hands-on Program
Motivational Poster Donation
Fulfilling Teachers’ Wish-list Orders
Volunteer Reading Program
On-Property Landscaping and Mulching
Student Ice Cream Social
Temple Beth Israel is your Reform Jewish home in York. For 138 years, we have been serving the community as a house of worship and study, and a place for teaching love and understanding of the Jewish heritage.
We offer a place to celebrate your life-cycle events, as well as to celebrate the holidays. Our Chanukah events and community Seder draw people of all faiths, and we are active in York interfaith efforts as well. Tikkun olam – repairing the world – is an essential element of Reform Judaism. It is what leads us to launch charitable projects like Doing Good for Goode™. Since 2007, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan has been our spiritual leader. Interested in learning more? Please call us at 717-843-2676.