Tikkun Olam
Healing the World and Spreading Kindess - One Mitzvah at a Time

About

Tikkun Olam (healing the world) expresses our Jewish responsibility to finish the act of creation by working towards a more perfect world. Rabbi Tarfon taught: "It is not your responsibility to finish the work, but you are not free to desist from it either." (Pirkei Avot 2:16)

Committee Meeting Dates

Committee meetings dates are Sunday morning at 11:00am.

October 10, 2021 - Read Minutes

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - Read Minutes

Sunday,  December 1, 2021

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sunday, March 6, 2022 

Sunday, April 3, 2022  

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Please check back here for posted minutes of our meetings. Keep an eye on our sign-up eblasts, temple emails and printed newsletter for updates and specific programs.

Want to Get Involved?

Have An Idea for a Project?

Contact Us!

Holly Singer, Co-Chair
singereland@gmail.com

Becky Marks, Co-Chair

Cantor Stuart Binder, Staff Liaison

cantor@bethchaim.org

Justice, justice shall you pursue.

                                 - Deuteronomy 16:20

Helping the poor, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and repairing the environment are some of the mitzvot that the Tikkun Olam committee enables our community to fulfill.  Please join us in our continued work.  New ideas, new faces, and new leadership are always welcome to help us improve the lives of others.

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R to L: Holly Singer and the Kolker Family (Susan, Nick and Grace) delivering urgently needed foods and supplies to HomeFront in May 2020.

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Fran Lichtenstein and Matthew Lichtenstein delivering Kosher-For-Passover food to the JFCS Food Pantry in March 2021.

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L to R: Fran Lichtenstein and Sylvia Parab, representatives of Congregation Beth Chaim Tikkun Olam Committee and Sisterhood, and Dr. Patty Fagin of Stuart Country Day School are recognized for participation in the HomeFront 2021 Diaper Challenge in May of 2021.

This Year's Projects

Ongoing Activities

Sharing Kindness, L’dor V’dor – within Beth Chaim

In conjunction with the synagogue’s 50th celebration:

  • We will be collecting stories and memories from the temple's oldest members.

  • We hope to facilitate meaningful connections between religious school children and older congregation members.

  • We seek tech savvy congregants to volunteer with basic tech-support for elderly congregants.

 

Thanksgiving Baskets

for Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Collection Dates: October 31 - November 11

Donate non-perishable kosher Thanksgiving items and help create baskets for JFCS to distribute.

L.I.G.H.T.S. - Love Is Giving Holiday Gifts To Share

for Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Collection Dates: November 21-30

Donate Hanukkah gift cards to help families in need to celebrate the holidays.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Chai Tea & Knitting for a Cause, Co-Sponsored with Sisterhood

Join us for coffee, sweets, and the opportunity to make a difference during these cold months. We will be knitting baby hats, baby blankets and baby toys for donation.

Valentine’s Day Diaper Drive

for Womanspace

Donate diapers, wipes, ointments, bottles, nipples, and formula for families in need

Passover Kosher Food Drive

for Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Donate kosher for Passover food to enable members of the Jewish community to celebrate Passover in their homes. Please NO cake mixes, cereals, matzoh, matzoh meal  or farfel!

Mother’s Day Gift Bag Toiletry DriveCo-sponsored with Sisterhood;

for HomeFront

Donate unused travel-size toiletries for mothers in need.

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Back-to-School Black Sneaker Drive

for HomeFront

Our annual Back-to-School Drive is focused on black or white sneakers, suitable for gym.

HomeFront Dinner Program
Prepare monthly meals to feed children in after-school programming at HomeFront.

HomeFront Summer Camp Meals

Provide lunch to children at HomeFront’s camp during the summer.

On-Going Kosher Food Collection
Drop off non-perishables in temple lobby for delivery to JFCS food pantry.

McCaffrey’s Receipts
Deposit your McCaffrey’s receipts on the temple office door to benefit Hadassah.

B’nei Mitzvah Projects
Need ideas for your bar /bat mitzvah project? Visit Cantor Stuart Binder, Rabbi Adena Blum, or Anne Berman-Waldorf to learn how to use your passions to do a mitzvah* in our area.

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