Tikkun Olam at TBE

Tikkun Olam at TBE — How Do You Tikkun Olam?

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We are a community grounded in Jewish values acting to change the world. Compelled by our Jewish values and traditions, we use our collective power to strengthen our communities and make a lasting difference in the world.  Through action, learning and reflection, we provide opportunities for all members to participate in a wide range of activities, including direct service, developing partnerships in the community and organizing to create systemic and institutional change. Through our work and learning, we grow as individuals, deepen connections to each other and strengthen our community, inside and outside the walls of our Temple.

There are opportunities every time you enter the doors of TBE to impact the lives of others and participate in the sacred mandate to help to repair our world.  Bring a can of tuna or a box of cereal for our Family Table collections or any non-perishable food item for community food bank donations.  Start a collection drive for an organization to which you feel connected.  Participate in one of the temple sponsored service, advocacy or learning programs, described below.  As a temple community we can have an impact, if we are mindful about the small and large ways we can perform acts of Tikkun Olam and if we dedicate ourselves to this important Jewish tenet.

We hope you will join us and volunteer for one of our many Tikkun Olam programs and feel inspired to help repair our world!

Please explore the links on the left for more information on our programs or contact Neil Silverston, Vice President of Tikkun Olam or Sandy Aronson, Tikkun Olam (social justice) Fellow, saronson@tbewellesley.org, 781 235-8419 x218.


                 Neil Silverston (and family)                    Sandy Aronson              

TBE Shabbat Reflection

Engaging Mental Health and Wellness
March 7, 1:30pm
Are we able to care for the soul in the same way we care for the body?

When we are invited at Shabbat services to share the name of a loved one in need of healing, is there a reluctance to ask for blessing for someone who struggles with mental illness?  Do we shy away from talking about psychological or emotional pain and distress?  Do we fall behind a curtain of silence, unable to care for the soul in the same way we care for the body?

On March 7th, TBE will host a Shabbat Reflection to address these questions. Our hope is to identify the barriers that can prevent us from being fully available to those in need of psychological support; to move from silence to action regarding mental illness and mental well-being; and to take guidance from Jewish text in caring for the soul. Facilitated by our congregational leaders, professionals, and clergy. 

RSVP to Alan Posner, aposner@rubinrudman.com or Andrew Compaine,wellshrink@gmail.com