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:  November/December 2017

Long Johns for Project FIND


Started in 1967,  Project FIND has served New York's Senior population.  Project FIND offers compassion and support helping homeless seniors reclaim their lives, with a sense of dignity and belonging.  In particular, their long johns project is focused on meeting the needs of homeless seniors in winter. 

In addition, Project FIND offers homeless elders case management and counseling, assistance in obtaining entitlements and benefits, help getting to the doctor and obtaining medications, and more. At their Woodstock Senior Center, seniors can get hot showers and clean clothes. Project FIND's social workers try to put homeless seniors on a path toward finding housing. 

Project Find has one of the only shower facilities serving the homeless of New York at their 43rd St. location. There people drop in and get a hot meal, a shower, and a change of clothes.

In the wintertime, long johns literally save lives. And Project Lined is in need of a lot of long johns to meet their needs.

We are collecting new long johns to be given out during the winter to those who stop in for a shower. The need is greatest in men's larger sizes:  L, XL, 2XL.

How you can help: 

  • Bring donations of the above items to Shabbat services on November 3rd or 17th, or to any other Shul event, or
  • You may also drop items off, or have them delivered to Tzedakah, c/o J. Brancaccio, 105 W 13 St Apt 3C, New York, NY 10011, or
  • You can make a  donation on the form at the bottom of this page and we will do the shopping for you.


Previous Tzedakah Projects

October 2017  Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief  The City of New York has made 17 firehouses and EMS stations across the five boroughs collection stations for critically-needed items for hurricane relief for the people of Puerto Rico.  The City is encouraging donations of the following five items:  Diapers (Baby & Adult), Baby food, Batteries, First Aid Supplies,  Feminine hygiene products.  All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain  liquids of any kind. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted. At this time, only the five items listed above are being collected.  How you can help: Bring donations directly to a local firehouse or EMS station:  Click for list, or you can drop off at any NYC Police Precinct.  

August/September 2017   Yom Kippur Food Drive  Thanks to all for our most successful food drive ever.  "We are overwhelmed by the Shul's generosity.  What a feast!"  - Albert at  The Momentum Project.

July/ August 2017  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.   

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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Fri, December 15 2017 27 Kislev 5778