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 email@example.com.
We meet about once every-other month and we are looking to plan a Zoom meeting soon.
Tikkun Olam would like to help you make your idea happen!
Next Mitzvah Day is…Now!
Ways to Volunteer As You Stay Safe at Home
Check in on loved ones. The TBA Connects team is more than 40 strong and has been making calls to all the members of the Congregation, with extra focus on seniors and those who are socially isolated. To join the TBA Connects team, please send an email to TikkunOlam@tba-ny.org.
Help TBA Seniors and Others Get Online. Direct them to click on the link to “Here’s What’s Happening Online,” in the weekly TBA email and this will bring users to the Zoom links for TBA programs like Torah Study and Book Club. Rabbi David also gave us guidance on how to talk people through the process of accessing the LiveStream for services.
Open your web browser (probably Internet Explorer or Safari, but maybe Google Chrome)
In the address bar at the top of the page, type: www.tba-ny.org, and then press the Enter key or click “Go.”
On the upper left of the screen, you will see a picture of the sanctuary, with the words, “Watch our services live.” Click on the picture. This will take you to the page that shows our services when they are streaming.
You will see a video box that says “StreamSpot,” and which has a triangle in the middle. Click the triangle and you should now see the service. (IF you get the message “TBA is not broadcasting right now,” please check that you have the correct service time!)
If you are having difficulty hearing us, please make sure that your computer volume is on and fully turned up.
- Invite a Guest to Your Virtual Seder. Many people are suddenly looking for a Seder to join. If you are hosting a virtual Seder and would welcome other TBA members please send the link or other info to firstname.lastname@example.org, so the Rabbi can connect them with you.
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 email@example.com 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
TODAH ROBAH! THANK YOU!
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.