Tzedakah – Tzedeck - Gemilut Hasadim
Charity – Justice – Acts of Kindness
Let’s face it – the world needs help! We believe that Tikkun Olam, “Repairing the World”, isn’t just a concept…it’s already a part of each of us. Think about the last time you saw something in your corner of the world that just wasn’t right. That feeling that you wanted to do something, but maybe you weren’t sure how…that’s the spirit of Tikkun Olam! At Temple Bnai Israel, we’re on a constant pursuit of charity for those in need, for kindness when someone needs a friendly face, and for justice when we see people wronged. It’s “social action”, the Jewish way.
A theology which is not a plan of social action is merely a way of preaching and praying. It is a menu without the dinner. – Mordecai Kaplan
We advocate for more fundamental change in our society.
- Our Hochberg Holocaust and Human Rights Committee works to ensure human rights for all.
- Our Tikkun Olam Committee spearheads our Temple’s advocacy on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers.
- Our congregation is engaged in promoting interfaith and inter-cultural understanding through the Windham Region Interfaith Working group and other groups in our area.
Where to start? Many people want to help enact change, but aren’t sure where or how. Start small – Join us in volunteering at one of our local outreach activities, like at the Covenant Soup Kitchen (they always need hands). It’s an easy way to start bringing that Tikkun Olam spirit inside of you, outside for everyone to benefit from.
Remember you don’t need to change the whole word, just your little part of it!
Organizations that Share Our Mission to Repair The World