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. We do this globally and locally, as Jews, as citizens, and as members of the global community. Projects include donating to a local food pantry, bringing food and supplies to homeless people in NYC, helping to rebuilding communities hit by natural disasters, and coming together to perform mitzvot. We hope, with these and other acts of Tikkun Olam, we can help make the world a better place.

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 about once a month on Sundays at 9:15AM in the TBA Library.  Meetings end before Religious School dismissal.

Upcoming Meeting:
January 26

More meeting dates will be posted soon.


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

Blood Drive

Help Tackle Blood Shortages

Super Bowl Sunday Blood Drive. Get in the game: donate!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

8:30am to 1:00pm in the Social Hall

To sign up, please click here or go to www.nybc.org and click on DONATE.

Sign-ups preferred, but walk-ins always welcome.

You must be at least 16 years old to donate.  Donors aged 76 or older may donate with a note from their physician.  16 year old donors require parental permission an a NY Blood Center form.  You must weigh at least 110 pounds.  (Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors under the age of 19.)

Please eat and drink well and bring PHOTO ID. 

Eligibility questions? call (800) 688-0900.

Non-members MUST pre-register.

Midnight Run

Next Run: March 7, 2020

We are collecting CASUAL MEN’S clothing.  Look for the bin in the coatroom at TBA:

  • Jeans, corduroys and chinos
  • Hoodies, sweaters and jackets
  • T-shirts, both short and long-sleeve
  • Adult backpacks,
  • Travel-size toiletries
  • disposable razors.
  • NEW packages of men’s briefs (M/L) and athletic socks

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


Thank You for Lighting One Candle—or more!

Thanks to the generosity of so many Temple members, we were able to help the families of La Asociación redeem $25.00 gifts certificates for 120 children at A Nu Toy Store in Tarrytown. Your $20.00 donations, plus $5.00 from each La Asociación family helped make this a special holiday for many of our neighbors in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. (Here’s a special shoutout to the TBA children who donated their own money to ensure another child enjoys the holidays!) The organizers and families are grateful for your thoughtfulness.

The group Asociación de Familias Hispanas de Los Tarrytowns recently honored Temple Beth Abraham at its annual holiday dinner. Rabbi Holtz accepted the award on behalf of our Congregation.

Thanks also to all those who donated supplies; to Becca G., Aiden L., and Julie L. for helping to wrap presents during the family shopping days; and to Melissa B., Stephanie P., Loren R., and Andrea W. for all their help and support for this program.







TBA members Julie and Aiden Last, left, and 7th Grader Becca Gosset, middle, wrapping presents for the families of La Asociación on Monday, December 16, in Tarrytown at A Nu Toy Store.

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