Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam is the social action arm of Temple Beth Abraham. Tikkun Olam, literally means, “to heal the world.” The mission of TBA’s Tikkun Olam team is to inform, engage, and mobilize our members to build a better world. They do this globally and locally, as Jews, as citizens, and as members of the global community. Projects range from donating to local food pantry, to supporting efforts to transform food distribution methods around the world. From bringing food and supplies to homeless people in NYC, to rebuilding communities hit by natural disasters nationwide. From writing a check, to swinging a hammer, to calling a Congress person.

The co-chairs of the Tikkun Olam Team are Melissa Baer and Andrea White.  You may reach them at tikkunolam@tba-ny.org


UPCOMING TIKKUN OLAM MEETINGS:

Tikkun Olam Meetings are held on Sundays 9:30am-11:00am in the TBA Library.

  • April 14
  • June 23 (tentative)

SPRING MITZVAH DAY!

SPRING MITZVAH DAY IS SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019

Immediately after Religious School at 11:00am

Together We Can Make a Difference

Ways to help:

  • Participate in Mitzvah Day: sign up for the specific activity you will take part in at bit.ly/TBAMitzvahDay_319
    • Soup in a Jar Kits
    • T-Shirt Bundles

    • Alzheimer Activity Mats

    • Stars for Our Troops

    • No-Sew Blankets

    • Knitting blankets/shawls

  • Help prepare items we will use to complete projects on Mitzvah Day at TBA on March 26 at 10:00am

  • Purchase items from the wish list at bit.ly/TO_Wish_List.  Please make sure that the items are delivered to TBA by March 22.

  • Have your kids outgrown their Purim Costumes?  We will be collecting gently used costumes to be donated to Kids’ Kloset for Halloween
  • Deliver completed projects to beneficiaries

Beneficiaries:

Brightview Senior Living, Coachman Family Center of White Plains, Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, DOROT Westchester, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, Kendal-on-Hudson, Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute (MSAWI), RiverSpring Health Hebrew Home at Riverdale

RSVP to: TikkunOlam@tba-ny.org or go to bit.ly/TBAMitzvahDay_319
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FLOWERS BEHIND THE MOUNTAIN

Sunday, April 7, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm

A staged reading of the powerful, prize-winning play, Flowers Behind the Mountain by Barbara Bennion.  An intimate portrayal of immigrant and refugee journeys.  Followed by a Q&A panel discussion

Featuring artwork by local refugee children from Central America.

Donations graciously accepted. (Suggested donation, $20)
All proceeds will benefit Abbott House (providing care and schooling for refugee children) and Cristosal (advocating human rights in Central America).

A presentation by Christ Episcopal Church & San Marcos, Temple Beth Abraham and Abbot House.

For more information, call Christ Episcopal Church & San Marcos (914) 631-2074


MIDNIGHT RUN 
Next Run will take place on May 4, 2019.
If you are interested in preparing food, participating in the Run, or if you want more information about what is involved, please email Steven Chang at: midnightrun@tba-ny.org

 

 


Sign up for DOROT’s Passover Package Delivery
Bring warmth and companionship to an older neighbor with a Sunday visit. Sign up for orientation, package delivery, and a home visit assignment.
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester in Rye, NY

Register here


CRAFTS FOR A CAUSE

We are knitting (or crocheting) little red hats for the American Heart Association, and scarves and shawls for the Hebrew Home and DOROT.  We have supplies but any donations of yarn and knitting needles are always appreciated.

We will be participating in TBA Mitzvah Day on March 31 at 11:00am.

For further information, please email Joyce Licker: craftsforacause@tba-ny.org


ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED!

A special thank you to organizer Judi Markowitz and treat baker Jane Rubin.



Thank you to everyone who participated in TBA Mitzvah Day on October 28, 2018.  Together we Made a Difference!


TBA CARES

TBA Cares provides meals for congregants who have lost loved ones. Volunteers stand ready to help set up or clean up at shiva, to shop for someone who is ill or recovering from surgery, or to provide a congregant a ride to or from a doctor appointment or the synagogue for an event or services.  Contact tbacares@tba-ny.org if you need assistance or if you wish to volunteer.


THANK YOU!    TODAH ROBAH    תודה רבה

Click on the pictures below to see a larger version of Thank You Letters we received from recipients of our mitzvot!: