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 Melissa Baer and Andrea White.  You may reach them at tikkunolam@tba-ny.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
Monthly Mitzvot

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

Monthly Mitzvah

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: tikkunolam@tba-ny.org

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
We have started a waiting list.
RSVP required

The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 200 Clearbrook Rd. in Elmsford


Let’s Go Apple Picking!


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!

Shifts available:
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 tikkunolam@tba-ny.org if interested in volunteering.

Crafts for a Cause

Meetings take place at TBA from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the Cocktail area.

Upcoming meetings:

  • 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: craftsforacause@tba-ny.org

Crafts for a Cause received a lovely thank you from Hope’s Door.  Click here to read it!

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.

Other ways to volunteer in September:



(School Supplies for RSHM Life Center Students Grades 1-3)

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.
Registration required.
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