Tikkun Olam at TBE



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TBE is a community grounded in Jewish values acting to change 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. Together, through this 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.  In general, Tikkun Olam programming is inspired and guided by our community and includes three main models of engagement:

  • Community Organizing: Education, Social Justice & Advocacy
  • Direct Community Service: Doing Good Works Together
  • Ongoing Food Drives and Collections

We welcome the community to join us for Tikkun Olam programs throughout the year and feel inspired to help repair our world!

Please explore the links on the left for more information on our programs or contact Julie Kreiss, Vice President of Tikkun Olam, [email protected] or Sandy Aronson, Tikkun Olam Youth and Community Organizer, [email protected], 781 235-8419 x218. Friend or follow Sandy on Facebook to stay connected to TBE's Tikkun Olam work

Julie Kreiss  Sandy Aronson


Special Messages from the Tikkun Olam Team

  • Click here to take a look at our October "Mitzvah Moments Newsletter" to learn about all of the opportunities to repair our world this month!
  • New Initiative: TBE Congregants for Transgender Equity.  

    Interested in Defending Transgender Equality in Massachusetts?

    Did you know that there is a ballot initiative this fall to protect and defend transgender equality in MA? Freedom for All MA has called upon the Jewish community, which has been involved in the fight for LGBTQ rights for decades, to work on this campaign. If you are interested in this issue, please contact Ann-Mara Lanza. Join a group of TBE members who want to uphold dignity for our transgender neighbors.
    Visit the new webpage here


Tikkun Olam Calendar

Please see below for our upcoming events and opportunities! Check back often, since events are added and updated regularly.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, about Tikkun Olam at Temple Beth Elohim 



"This is the fast I desire"

A new tradition started in 2017, Rabbi Joel Sisenwine asks a TBE member to do their own take on Isaiah, the traditional Yom Kippur Haftorah Reading.

Yom Kippur 2017: "This is the Fast I Desire" - Former VP of Tikkun Olam Neil Silverston:

WATCH Neil Silverston's Yom Kippur 2017 Sermon READ Neil Silverston's Yom Kippur 2017 Sermon