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


Wednesday September 5 at 7:00pm Planning meeting for Fall Mitzvah Day
Sunday September 23 at 9:30am Committee Meeting
Sunday September 30 at 9:30am Planning meeting for Fall Mitzvah Day
Sunday October 14 at 9:30am Committee Meeting
Sunday October 21 at 9:30am Planning meeting for Fall Mitzvah Day



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


While Tikkun Olam will NOT be holding a backpack drive, if you are interested in helping school-age children receive supplies they need, here are a few places in the area that are looking for help:


  • My Sister’s Place: from now until August 16, My Sister’s place is holding it’s annual back to school backpack drive. Fill a backpack and deliver it to the MSP office at 1 Water Street in White Plains. For more details and a suggested items list, use this link: mspny.org/get-involved/backpack/
  • Abbot House: Abbot house has a school supply drive and an art supply drive. They can ONLY accept items on their current list of needs and will only accept delivery and drop off on August 21, 22 or 23. For more information, use this link: abbotthousenet.presencehost.net/how-you-help/inkind.html
  • Pass it On Kid’s Kloset: has an Amazon wish list that you can use to send items directly to them: amzn.to/2O0vgNw. They need to receive the items by August 10.


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!: