Tikkun Olam (Healing the World)


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).

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.

Committee Meeting Dates

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday,  December 13, 2020

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

(All meetings begin at 10:45 am unless otherwise noted.)

Want to Get Involved?

Have An Idea for a Project?

Contact Us!

Helene Molter, co-chair helene.molter@gmail.com

Holly Singer, Co-Chair


Rabbi Adena Blum


Justice, justice shall you pursue.

  • Deuteronomy 16:20

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This Year's Projects

Ongoing Activities

High Holy Day Food Drive

Sponsored by BCTY

Bring paper bags filled with non-perishable food (no glass please) to the synagogue on Yom Kippur.  Start the New Year with a mitzvah* by turning your fast into an opportunity to feed the hungry.


Thanksgiving Baskets
for Jewish Family & Children’s Service

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

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

for Jewish Family & Children’s Service

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

Chai Tea & Knitting for a Cause

Sponsored by 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.

No knitting knowledge required; patterns are simple and will be provided. If you have size 6 or 7 needles and DK or worsted weight yarn, please bring them – we will have extra.

Valentine’s Day Diaper Drive

Co-sponsored with Beth Chaim Pre-School

Donate diapers, wipes, ointments, bottles, nipples, and formula for families in need at Womanspace and HomeFront.

Please keep donating even if slots have been filled.

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 Drive

Sponsored by Sisterhood

Donate unused travel-size toiletries for mothers in need.

RSVP to sisterhood@bethchaim.org.

HomeFront Summer Camp Meals

Feed hungry children at HomeFront’s camp throughout the summer while providing work experience for adults with special needs.

Back-to-School Black Sneaker Drive

Help homeless children in our community get off to a great school year! We are asking for donations of BLACK SNEAKERS for girls and boys (toddler to adult).
(Black sneakers meet the school uniform requirement.)

*A mitzvah is a commandment from the Torah and can sometimes refer to a good deed.

Meals for HomeFront
Prepare monthly meals to feed children in after-school programming at HomeFront.

Holly Singer Eland: singereland@gmail.com


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

Fran Lichtenstein: franlich@verizon.net


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

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)
Prepare and serve meals in Trenton the 3rd Monday of the month (contact Ronnie Leonard: ronniesleo@aol.com for more information). Or find another time and location to prepare and serve meals at www.trentonsoupkitchen.org/serving-meals.php.


B’nai 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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