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 - June/July

Every month, The Shul of New York will take part in a Tzedakah (charity) Project aimed at supporting community causes. This month's project is Swim Tayka.



SwimTayka provides free swimming lessons and environmental education in water stewardship to underserved kids who live along oceans, rivers and lakes.

With over 372,000 deaths per year, drowning is the third leading cause of accidental injury / death for school-age children in the world. With “learn to swim / water stewardship” projects completed and planned in Peru, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Oregon and Massachusetts, we are growing. 

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.  
Please send us your new or unwanted swimming gear (bathing suits of all sizes, goggles, rashguards, wetsuits, kick boards, pull buoys, etc) and we will deliver them to our students.  Every little bit makes a big difference!  


You may bring the items to Shabbat services on June 16th or July 7th at MCC or to the Shabbat Dinner on July 21st.  You may also drop items off or deliver to Tzedakah, c/o J. Brancaccio, 105 W 13 St  Apt 3C, New York, NY 10011.


Previous Tzedakah Projects

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.


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