Tikkun Olam Educational Programming
The Social Action committee at Gan Elohim is
planning activities throughout the school year to help our littlest children
learn how they can make a difference in other people’s lives. Our goal is to
bring Social Action to the children’s level so they can feel good about helping
others and learn the core Jewish values of Tzedakah (charity) and Tikkun Olam
(repairing the world). Throughout the year, Gan Elohim students and their
families will be contributing to the Family Table cereal collection, making
teddy bears to donate at our Bear-Mitzvah Chanukah event, collecting mittens as
part of a children’s winter clothing drive and more.
Staff Contact: Nancy Ostroff, firstname.lastname@example.org (781) 235-8419 x230.
Limud / Beit Midrash
Throughout the year our students are engaged in
learning Jewish values of Tikkun Olam within the classroom. Specific
grade-level themes guide the curriculum and are integrated with hands-on
activities. We collect tzedakah and/or canned food for the Family Table and
encourage participation in family social action programs outside the classroom,
Staff Contacts: Judy Avnery (email@example.com) and Laura Hyman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our senior youth group, BELY, maintains a
social action agenda with a number of activities throughout the year. For more
information about BELY events, programs and initiatives please visit BELYOnline.
Staff contact:Brett Lubarsky, Assistant Director, Youth Engagement, (781) 235-8419 x214.
(Note: Younger aged youth groups: i.e. JELY also conduct Tikkun Olam efforts
during the year.)
BM3T / Ma'asim Tovim
Ma’asim Tovim is the Jewish service-learning
component of the BM3T (6th and 7th grade) program. From fall of 6th grade to
the spring of 7th grade, students volunteer approximately once a month at one
of our Ma’asim Tovim partner organizations: Cradles to Crayons, Hebrew Senior
Life, Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen, Framingham Child Care Head Start Center,
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Mary Eliza Mahoney Family Shelter and Special
Olympics. In addition, students are involved with the High Holiday Food Drive
and Chanukah Mitzvah Nights benefiting Women’s Lunch Place. BM3T students
design and run the Purim Carnival and all proceeds are donated to the volunteer
Staff Contact: Hannah Richmond (email@example.com)
Havayah / TELEM
Many of our 8th through 12th grade students
participate in TELEM, a Jewish Service Learning program in partnership with the
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston with support from CJP.
Focusing on literacy, students volunteer at the Mary Eliza Mahoney Shelter with
young students, in addition to learning about the issues and challenges that
exist in our community.
Staff Contact: Laura Hyman (firstname.lastname@example.org)