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.
To honor Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we went to the Am Echod cemetery.
We talked about death/loss/funeral customs…
…and cleaned up the area.
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