Tikkun Olam is traditionally interpreted to mean “repairing the world.” Some would say it’s one of the basic values of Jewish life. It is a lofty concept and would suggest that we all share in the responsibility to make our world a better place, now and for the future.
Tikkun Olam pushes us to participate both collectively and individually through tzedakah (charitable giving) and performing acts of kindness in our community. Temple Shalom members have found many ways to embrace this idea.
The goal of the Tikkun Olam Committee at Temple Shalom is to encourage and help you find a rewarding activity or project that you will enjoy doing. Many members have said there is nothing like the feeling you get when helping someone else. Your involvement can be as simple as placing a non-perishable food item in the bin for the Sonny and Janet Meyer Food Pantry at JFCS, or something more active, such as participating in the Hunger Walk. Whatever you want to do, we have lots of ways for you to get involved. Please contact us for ideas or to make suggestions for future activities.
– Frankie Bloom
SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Donate food to the Jewish Family & Career Services Food Pantry.
All donated food must be in its original packaging. Please do not donate expired items. Grocery gift cards and monetary donations may also be made to the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund. Donations are accepted at JFCS Roth Family Center, 2821 Klempner Way, firstname.lastname@example.org.– If you have questions or need additional information, contact Kim Toebbe at (502) 452-6341, ext. 103, or
Tikkun Olam Opportunity with Project Warm
The Jewish Project Warm Blitz took place this year on , from . Temple Shalom volunteers helped to weather-proof homes of elderly or disabled residents on fixed incomes, sealing windows, installing interior plastic storms, and sharing energy-saving tips. To volunteer for next year or similar events, contact Amy Shir (email@example.com).
Merry Mitzvah at Maryhurst
Each December, Temple Shalom members help the girls at Maryhurst, 1015 Dorsey Lane, celebrate Christmas. In the past, they have enjoyed snacks and doing activities such as having their nails painted, playing games, doing crafts, and having temporary henna tattoos applied. Please plan to join us in making this day a merry one for the girls. We need volunteers to lead the activities and/or bring holiday snacks and appetizers, cookies, and other treats. To volunteer for this fun activity, contact Frankie Bloom – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 245-7052.
Doris L and Theodore B Meyers Shabbos Friends Progam
JFCS is looking for volunteers to help bring the beauty of Shabbat to Jewish residents in area long-term care facilities one Friday a month. You will say the blessings for the wine, candles, and challah. If you can provide this much-needed service, contact Kim Toebbe at JFCS at email@example.com or 452-6341.