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

We are planning for 2019-2020.  

If you would like to help, please let us know!  

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

Midnight Run

TBA’s next Midnight Run is July 27, 2019

We are looking for volunteers to:

  • Donate gently used clothes or new underwear, socks or toiletries.  These items may be dropped off in the coatroom.
  • Make meal bags (20/family) that we will distribute on the run.  We will need 6 families (instead of our usual 5).
  • Make pasta salad
  • 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 

Thank you! Todah Rabah!

For everyone who helped with the Midnight Run on May 4:

Emily R., Bailey L., Wendy, Doug, Zach and Daniel H., Daniella S., Linda K., Hallie W., and Josh and Ethan C.

For those who brought donations for the Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry.  Pet Blessings may have been a washout, but your generosity certain was not!

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!  Over 100 volunteers helped make:

  • 100 Soup in a Jar Kits
  • 50 T-Shirt Bundles

  • 50 Alzheimer Activity Mats

  • Over 500 Stars for Our Troops

  • 25 No-Sew Blankets

  • Several knit bunnies for Hope’s Door

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


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!: