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Repair the World – Tikkun Olam

“The world depends on three things:
on Torah, on worship, and on deeds of loving kindness.”

~ Pirkei Avot 1:2

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

We still have the power to affect change and make a difference in people’s lives, even from home. Read our latest Mitzvah Moments letter and discover tikkun olam opportunities you can engage in from home.

Face Masks

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.

Order face masks

Are you able to help sew face masks? Reach out to Michael Gilman to volunteer!

Family Table

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. 

Thank you for your support of Family Table as this challenging time continues. Let’s work hard to stock the Family Table shelves for September. Here is what you can do:

Please sign up to donate safely:

  • 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 02451You can also purchase via the Family Table Amazon wish list. Please donate only salmon and cereal in quantities of 12 or more.

Donations are needed by Wednesday, September 9 for the September 13 distribution date to Family Table’s clients.

Click here to sign up for September

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.

Upcoming Events

Wed 12
Thu 13

Movie: America Divided: House Divided with TBE Online

Thursday, August 13 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sep 14

RJI Quarterly Meeting: Discovering Grove Hall with TBE Online

Monday, September 14 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nov 03

Jerusalem: A Travel Volunteer Experience

Tuesday, November 3 - Sunday, November 15

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Join us in learning, reflection, and good deeds of all types!

Community Service

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.

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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.

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News & Updates

Bridges for Change

Bridges for Change

I developed Bridges For Change, and the Racial Justice Havdalah Service that Mimi Gotbetter organized inspired me to involve the TBE community in my efforts.

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