Social Action / Tikkun Olam
The Talmud teaches that “great is study, for it leads to action.” Abraham Joshua Heschel exclaimed that when he marched in the Selma Civil Rights March in 1965, his “feet were praying.” At Temple Beth Sholom, we strive to do tikkun olam – repair of the world – through our many social action and social justice projects. Each of us is but a tiny flame, but together we can shine a power light into our world.
Social Action/Tikkun Olam Committee
The mission of the Tikkun Olam Committee is to engage in social action projects that will have an impact on our immediate community and/or the global community. We are interested in all areas of social justice and our goal is to "help repair the world." In 2006, the Tikun committee was created and spearheaded by Helene Lurie. We are planning our next Tikkun effort. We would love to hear from you! Including:
• A Jeans drive for the Interfaith Nutrition Network in West Hempstead
• Packaging food items for the Queen's Jewish Community Council Food Pantry
• Knitzvah - we knit or crochet baby items to serve as incentives for teenage mothers to take pre-natal care classes at the Jacobi Medical Center
• Passover Package Project - Sending toiletries, books, CD’s, games and Passover packages to the Jewish men and women in the military through the organization JewsinGreen
Mark your calendar! May 3rd, 2015– Mitzvah Day with Temple Sinai!
Some of our past programs....
IDF Collection & Toys / Prom Dress Collection
IDF (Israel Defense Force) collection and spring cleaning (toys & prom dresses)
Pack It Up For Purim
Donated kosher food to Hatzilu- Kosher Food Pantry
Donated new pajamas for youngsters & teens through www.pajamaprogram.org
JNF Trees Israel
Ordered trees for Israel through the JNF Jewish National Fund in honor of Tu B'Shevat
Donated new toys & gift cards for INN, Friends of Karen & Angel House
Donated canned foods for the INN, Interfaith Food Network in Hempstead
Collected gently used adults & children's warm coats for TANS, Tikum Alliance of the North Shore
School Supplies & Food Drive
Donated school supplies for UJA Supplies for Success and Friends of Karen, Collected and donated kosher canned food for UJA Pack the Pantry
Soup and Kugel for the Homebound
November 14, 2014
Fifth grade students at Temple Beth Sholom Religious School prepared delicious homemade soup and potato kugel for the homebound and bereaved in our Roslyn community. We are very proud of the students hard work and enthusiasm for helping others.
Masbia Soup Kitchen in Brooklyn
Kitah Hay students visited the Masbia Soup Kitchen in Brooklyn as part of their Tikun Olam projects for the year.