Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam means “Repairing (tikkun) the World (olam)” in Hebrew.  This concept is a reflection of the sense of social responsibility that is an integral part of the foundation of Judaism.  Congregation Am Echod engages in a variety of social action and social justice projects that seek to support our local, national and international communities.

Below are image slideshows from a couple of our tikkun olam activities. For information on upcoming opportunities for tikkun olam, refer to our newsletters.

Project Linus

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    Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need.
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    During religious school, our students made fleece tie blankets.
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    These blankets were happily donated to kids in need through Project Linus.

Yom HaShoah

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    To honor Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we went to the Am Echod cemetery.
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    We talked about death/loss/funeral customs…
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    …and cleaned up the area.
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    And then we read a children’s book about the Holocaust and talked a bit about the history and the lessons we can learn about taking care of our friends and neighbors from bullies