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

Tikkun Olam Monthly Mitzvot

We offer easy to perform Mitzvot every month focusing on a particular Jewish value.


Monthly Mitzvah

Sunday, February 4 – 11:15am-12:00pm
“Stuffed Shirt” T-shirt bundles for the Homeless

Join us right after Religious School as we create T-shirt bundles for the homeless.  Each T-shirt will hold a bag of personal-care items and will be given to someone in a homeless shelter in Westchester. Friends and Families Welcome!
RSVP requested: tikkunolam@tba-ny.org

Upcoming Tikkun Olam Meetings

Tikkun Olam Meetings are held on Sundays 9:30am-11:00am in the TBA Library.

Tikkun Olam would not exist without uTikkun Olam would like to help you make your idea happen! Are you passionate about a cause? 

Come to the next Tikkun Olam committee meeting:

  • March 18, 2018
  • May 6, 2018

Crafts for a Cause

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

Upcoming meetings:

  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11

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

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 help in February: 

Donate to:


THANK YOU!    TODAH ROBAH    תודה רבה

…to the volunteers who came on January 

Click on the pictures below to see a larger version of Thank You Letters we received from recipients of your mitzvot!: