Social Action

Tikkun Olam — Hebrew for repairing the world — is an integral part of the Temple Tikvah community.
Our Social Action Committee is very active and involved in many ongoing projects. 

Recent activities have included:

  • Facilitating the work of the Book Fairies, a not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York

  • Providing holiday gifts in December to communities in need, especially to teens in the foster care system.

  • Coordinating with other arms of the temple to create and carry out mitzvot opportunities, such as a
    Mitzvah Day,  Mitzvah of the Month, and goody bags for guests of our annual Golden Age Luncheon

  • Support worthy causes such as the MS Society, Celebrate Israel Parade, and the Interfaith Nutritional Network (INN).

  • Creating care packages and collecting needed items for veterans

  • “Greening” our community and teaching our community about climate change and what we can do to protect our environment

To share ideas, volunteers, or for information about the Social Action Committee, please contact Elaine Brooks, Elaine Weiss, and Judy Kirschner at socialaction@templetikvah.org.