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 Julia Gosset and Tracy Ostroff.  You may reach them at tikkunolam@tba-ny.org


Join Us! 

We meet on Sundays at 9:15am in the TBA Library.  Meetings end before Religious School dismissal.

Upcoming Meetings:
November 17
December 8

Tikkun Olam would like to help you make your idea happen!

Light One Candle

It is almost time again! Official kickoff is at Family Services, December 6.
We hope you will consider helping to make the holidays memorable for the children of La Asociación. Your $20.00 donation becomes a $25.00 coupon that La Asociación parents purchase for $5.00 to shop on designated evenings at Tarrytown’s A Nu Toy Store.

Midnight Run

TBA’s next Midnight Run is November 16, 2019

We are collecting CASUAL MEN’S clothing: jeans, hoodies, sweaters, jackets, T-shirts, long-sleeve T-shirts, sleeping bags, adult backpacks, travel-size toiletries, and disposable razors. NEW packages of men’s M/L briefs and athletic socks are greatly appreciated.

We are looking for volunteers to:

  • Make meal bags (20/family) that we will distribute on the run.  We will need 6 families (instead of our usual 5).
  • Make soup
  • Go on the run

Please let us know if you are able to help.  Instructions of what to include in each meal bag, and where and when you can drop off the bags, will be provided when you volunteer.

email: Steven Chang at midnightrun@tba-ny.org or tikkunolam@tba-ny.org 

Next Mitzvah Day is Sunday, April 26, 2020

at 11:00am, immediately following Religious School

Come join us in the Social Hall after Religious School to participate. All members and families are welcome. It’s a great way to catch up with old friends and to make new ones while helping your community and our environment.

Would you like to help organize TBA’s Mitzvah Day? Please be in touch: tikkunolam@tba.ny.org

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.


Are you passionate about a cause? Please email us at TikkunOlam@tba-ny.org.

– Tracy Ostroff and Julia Gosset, Tikkun Olam co-chairs



Yom Kippur Food Drive:

The Tikkun Olam Committee would like to thank the many members who brought donations on to fill our truck to benefit Feeding Westchester. Your generous efforts resulted in a 1,620 lbs. of donated canned and boxed goods that will go to the food insecure in our community.

Also, very exciting, is the $566 our members donated online to Feeding Westchester. Each $1.00 buys 4 meals. That translates to about 2,260 meals!

We would also like to thank the hardworking teens and tweens who helped stock and organize the truck: Ava W., Bella G., Ian O., Jenna F., Julia O., Justin S., Rebecca G., Ryan G., and Shira H. We appreciate your time and “ca-do” attitude. Thanks, also, to Melissa B. and Kimberly M. for helping to drive the truck.






Fall Mitzvah Day

Thank you to everyone who helped plan and who participated in our Fall Mitzvah Day program!

With your help, TBA was able to:

  • Sort 25 bags of clothes for Kids’ Kloset/ (914) Cares
  • Braid more than 30 dog toys to donate to an animal shelter
  • Cut out hundreds of stars and write many letters for our troops both at home and abroad to support the Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute
  • Craft blankets for Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
  • Create memory mats for Alzheimer’s patients
  • Write cards to DOROT seniors
  • Assemble more than 85 soup-in-a-jar kits for the Community Food Pantry of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.

It is exciting to see how much we can accomplish when we join together as a community in Mitzvot!


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!: