Tikkun Olam Projects & Events
Join with the Tikkun Olam Committee to participate in these ongoing projects and events
Feeding Our Community
The Tikkun Olam Committee leads Beth Am's year-round effort to feed the poor and homeless in our community.
Through the High Holy Day Food Drive and Passover ChuMitzvah, we support the Jewish Community Services Kosher Food Bank — which serves those struggling to put food on their tables...families with young children, recent immigrants and the elderly. Food Bank recipients select from a wide variety of fresh produce, frozen items, staples and canned goods. They “shop” during confidential appointments that ensure privacy and maintain dignity.
Chumetz food items are collected prior to Passover and unused matzah is collected after Passover for donation to local food banks.
Beth Am members prepare and serve dinner on the second Sunday of every month at the Chapman Partnership Homeless Assistance Shelter in Homestead. The shelter provides food, clothing healthcare, daycare, job training and placement to men, women and families with children. Volunteers prepare the dinner in an industrial-size kitchen and then serve it to residents cafeteria-style in the dining room. This is a worthwhile project for families and community service hours are available. For more information and to sign up, contact Lisa Heller Green, email@example.com.
Give So Others Can Live
Semi-annual blood drives take place on the TBA campus, helping to replenish much needed blood stores.
Located in the Beth Am reception area of the administration building, cash donations can be made securely. The Tikkun Olam Committee votes regularly on how funds should be used.
Lend A Hand
It's a Mitzvah! Join friends and family at the Tikkun Olam Committee's annual Mitzvah Day. Beth Am members spend one day each year participating in social action projects on and off campus.
Help young men, women and mothers with babies make a healthy transition from foster care to independent living with Casa Valentina.
Habitat for Humanity — Synagogue Sunday
High Holy Day Food Drive
Be part of the Tikkun Olam Committee's Annual High Holiday Food Drive. It's simple!
As you leave the Sanctuary on Rosh HaShanah, a volunteer will hand you a Publix bag with a list of much needed food supplies. Go shopping and return the bag on Kol Nidre or Yom Kippur.
Everything you purchase benefits the Jewish Community Services Kosher Food Bank which serves over 200 Jewish families and individuals in need including Holocaust survivors, the elderly and virtually every synagogue in Miami-Dade county.
Tikkun Olam Project Guide: A Social Action Resource
The Tikkun Olam Project Guide: A Social Action Resource is available for download.
This is a great resource for B'nai Mitzvah students, individuals and families looking for a way to help “repair the world.” You'll find paths and opportunities for volunteering and making a difference in the South Florida community.
Take some time to look through this guide. It just may inspire you to join a new project or start your own.
For more information about Tikkun Olam, contact Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, 305.667.6667, ext. 144.