Tikkun Olam Committee

 

 

The Shul of New York Tikkun Olam (repair the world) Committee was formed to work on Social Justice/Social Action projects.  Every month there will be a Shul Tzedakah (charity) Project aimed at supporting community causes.  

The Shul has participated in marches, forums on Syrian refugees, Passover package delivery to seniors, a Seder in a mosque, and met with U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney.  In addition, our Tsedakah projects have included Pads for a Purpose and Bar Ministry.

In addition, we will participate in other social action projects and events.  Please check this page often to learn what we are doing and how you can be involved.   

Please take a moment to complete our Social Justice/Social Action survey.  This helps us understand the issues that matter most to the Shul community.

For more information or to suggest a project, please email us at TikkunOlam@theshulofnewyork.org.

 

Monthly Tzedakah Project

 

July/August

The Floating Hospital is the sole contracted healthcare provider at the point of entry into the city’s shelter system. Each day in New York City 30,000 women and children won’t have any idea where they’ll sleep on a given night. Many of these women and children seek shelter because they’re escaping an environment rife with domestic violence.

This summer The Floating Hospital is collecting basic school supplies for kids in the Queensbridge Public Housing project.  The Floating Hospital supplies them with the basics so they can return to school prepared:  backpacks, pencils, pens, notebooks, etc.   

You may bring the items to Shabbat services on July 7th or August 4th at MCC or to the Shabbat Dinner on August 18th.  You may also drop items off or deliver to Tzedakah, c/o J. Brancaccio, 105 W 13 St  Apt 3C, New York, NY 10011. 

Don't have time to shop?  Not a problem.  You can make a  donation on the formdonation on the form at the bottom of this page and we will do the shopping for you.

 

 

Previous Tzedakah Projects


June/July 2017  Swim Tayka  Swim Tayka provides free swimming lessons and environmental education in water stewardship to underserved kids who live along oceans, rivers and lakes.  Many children don’t have bathing suits and feel they can’t get in the water for swim lessons. We want to erase that barrier.  

May 2017  Good+ Foundation  GOOD+ Foundation has helped to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services since 2001.

April 2017  Bar Ministry  Bar Ministry offers everyone a simple way to give care to the homeless and hungry that are sadly so present in every area of our city.  When possible we will have protein and breakfast bars available. We will also have referral cards for a local soup kitchen and an info sheet from the NYC Department of Homeless Services.  We encourage you to take some and to share them when you encounter a person in need. 

March 2017  Pads for a Purpose is a foundation that delivers packets of feminine hygiene products to battered women and homeless shelters.

 

 Tzedakah Project Donation Form

 

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