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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are planning Tikkun Olam activities for 2017-2018. If you have an idea or cause you are passionate about, please send us an email!
Tikkun Olam Introduces
We will offer easy to perform Mitzvot every month focusing on a particular Jewish value.
For September, we will focus on Feeding the Hungry
Ma’achil Re-evim מאכהיל רעוימ
Sunday, September 24 – 11:00am-12:00pm
Soup Jars for the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown
Join us right after Religious School as we work together to create “Soup in a Jar” meal kits for the Food Pantry in Tarrytown.
Please bring a can or two (or three) of diced or crushed tomatoes (14½ oz). We will provide the beans and spices to make 100 meals for the hungry in our community.
RSVP requested: email@example.com
Rosh Hashanah Honey Sale
Wish your family and friends a sweet and happy New Year with an 8 oz. jar of Kosher clover honey!
The money raised this year will go to Temple Beth Abraham’s Tikkun Olam fund.
Orders must be placed online by August 31 (for US addresses) to guarantee delivery in time for Rosh Hashanah. To order online, please click here.
Food Bank for Westchester – Group Volunteer Event
Sunday, September 10, 9:00am-10:30am
(Religious School begins 9/17)
We need volunteers to sort and repack donated food items.
Families are welcome
Space is limited
The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 200 Clearbrook Rd. in Elmsford
Let’s Go Apple Picking!
Sunday, September 10, 1:00pm
Meet up at the apple orchard to hear a Rosh Hashanah story and pick apples for your table and for the Food Pantry!
- $15/person for ½ peck (about 6 lbs.) bag.
- $25/family for ½ bushel (about 20 lbs.) bag.
- Pay at the orchard (cash or check only)
- We will be picking several bushels of apples to give to the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. Please consider making a donation (suggested amount: $10) to offset cost of these bushels, even if you don’t go to the orchard.
- Donations may be made online or by check. To donate online: (Suggested donation $10)
- Meet up again at 2:00 pm for FREE cider & donuts (courtesy of the Member Services Committee) and to meet fellow TBA-ers.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1
Yom Kippur Food Drive
Once again TBA is joining in the nationwide YOM KIPPUR FOOD APPEAL
Please drop off your donated food in the truck parked at the Temple entrance from before sundown on Kol Nidre until the end of Yom Kippur.
Please check expiration dates. We have to throw expired food away.
The most needed food items are:
BEANS (canned or dry), CEREALS (whole grain, low sugar), CANNED MEAT/FISH, MILK (shelf stable), CANNED MEALS (low sodium), CANNED VEGETABLES (low sodium), CANNED or DRIED FRUIT, PEANUT BUTTER, PASTA, and RICE
All items should be non-perishable. PLEASE, no glass containers or pre-opened items.
Food and monetary donations will be directed to The Food Bank for Westchester
We need volunteers to staff the truck (accept and sort donations) on Kol Nidre evening and during Yom Kippur Services.
This is great community service for teens!
9/29: 5:30pm-7:00pm and 7:00pm-8:30pm
9/30: 8:30am-10:00am, 10:00am-11:30am, and 11:30am-1:00pm
Contact email@example.com if interested in volunteering.
Crafts for a Cause
Meetings take place at TBA from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the Cocktail area.
- September 8, 2017
- October 20, 2017
- December 1, 2017
We make beautiful things for various causes and at the same time have fun knitting together.
We will be preparing scarves and shawls for the DOROT Winter Package Drive. We have the supplies but any donations of yarn and knitting needles are always appreciated. For further information, please email Joyce Licker: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Other ways to volunteer in September:
TIKKUN OLAM WILL NOT BE HAVING A SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE THIS FALL.
WE URGE YOU TO VISIT THIS SITE IF YOU WISH TO DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
DOROT’s Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery
Sunday, September 17, 10:00am — 11:30am
Young Israel of Scarsdale, 1313 Weaver Street, Scarsdale
Brighten the day of a senior! Deliver a package and visit with an older person.
Orientations are at 10:15am and 11:00am
There will be arts & crafts for the kids.
Go to bit.ly/DOROT-RH for more details.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s (SUNY Purchase)
Sunday, September 24
Registration at 9:00am. Ceremony at 10:00am. Walk to immediately follow.
Route Length: 3 miles.
Location: SUNY Purchase – West Lawn, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase
For more info or to join the team, go to: bit.ly/TBA-ALZ-Walk
Donate to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.
Look for Mazon envelopes in the lobby at services or go to: Mazon.org