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


  • December 2
  • February 10

Join DOROT Westchester for a  DOROT Chanukah Tradition
Volunteer for One–Night during Chanukah: December 2nd – 9th
Adults, couples and families with children aged 8 and older are invited to share holiday joy in the home of a DOROT senior.

Set aside one night of Chanukah to light the menorah with an older friend. Together, you and your family will create a memorable and meaningful Chanukah tradition, while fulfilling the mitzvot of lighting Chanukah candles.

DOROT will provide a menorah, candles, chocolate gelt, a dreidel and helpful guidelines for Chanukah blessings, songs, and dreidel–playing. Bring a friend or family members, up to 3 visitors max.

To participate, please register here. Registration closes Monday, November 19th. Spaces are limited.

Pick up your package to deliver to a senior on Thursday, November 29 from 12-1. You will receive your “match” at that time. The pick-up location will be provided once you register.

For more information, please contact Ellen Cohen at ecohen@dorotusa.org or 914-230-2758.


We are knitting (or crocheting) little red hats for the American Heart Association, and scarves and shawls for the Hebrew Home and DOROT.  We have supplies but any donations of yarn and knitting needles are always appreciated. For further information, please email Joyce Licker: craftsforacause@tba-ny.org

Thank you to everyone who participated in TBA Mitzvah Day on October 28, 2018.  Together we Made a Difference!


Next Run is scheduled for September 15, 2018.

If you are interested in preparing food, participating in the Run, or if you want more information about what is involved, please email Steven Chang at: midnightrun@tba-ny.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 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!: