Repair the World – Tikkun Olam
“The world depends on three things:
on Torah, on worship, and on deeds of loving kindness.”
In Judaism, how we lead our lives is more important than what we believe in.
TBE offers many opportunities to repair the world.
Repair the world from home
Would you like masks made with love from Abdulkader, a Syrian refugee resettled in 2017 by TBE volunteers? We are honored to offer them to you! A donation of $18.00 per mask is encouraged to assist Syrian families with unemployment, housing, education, medical, and emergency needs. There is a limit of 4 masks per family for the first-run to ensure we can help as many families as possible.
Are you able to help sew face masks? Reach out to Michael Gilman to volunteer!
COVID-19 Friendly Collection Process
Jewish Family and Children’s Service Family Table is Greater Boston’s only Jewish food pantry. As a community, each month we are responsible for supplying 50 cans of salmon and 50 boxes of whole-grain cereal for families in need.
Please click on the link below for our a donation option via Signup Genius:
- Purchase at the store: Buy 5 cans of salmon or 5 boxes of whole-grain cereal and drop them off at a congregant’s home (details provided upon signup).
- Purchase online in bulk: Buy at a minimum 12 items and ship them directly to JF&CS at Attn: Bernice Behar, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451.
Donations are needed by Tuesday, June 2 for the June 7 distribution date to Family Table’s clients.
Virtual Tzedakah Box
During the months of April and May we will make contributions from TBE’s Social Action Fund to assist some of our partner organizations during a potential shortfall of supplies and/or funding. Please help us replenish these funds by contributing to the Social Action Fund, our virtual Tzedakah Box.
Come together with TBE members and the broader community to learn about nuanced and complicated issues, advocate for justice, and help power change.
Join adults and/or families in small-group social justice activities that bring Jewish values to life. From organic farming to serving meals at shelters, you can make a difference.
Collections & Tzedakah
Help support our community partners that help people in need. Donate money in our tzedakah box or items to our collection bins in the TBE lobby.
News & Updates
Family Table supports its clients all year long and the need has only increased. We felt terrific doing something “hands on” and making an immediate impact.
During this critical time, it was important to me to help others. I’m making a donation with a percentage of my Bar Mitzvah gifts to Community Servings.
With the stay at home order, I wondered how we could use our building for good. We’re turning our classrooms into a 3D print farm to create masks for frontline workers.