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Shul in the World

We take seriously our contribution to tikkun olam, repairing the world. We believe that it is important to gather as a community to give. The Shul of New York offers many opportunities to be active, contributing members of society by:

Doing our part to be responsible humans: (organ donation, bikkur cholim, making soup kitchen information available to those in need).

Organizing activities that raise money for
Mitzvah Movie Nights.

Arranging opportunities for Shul members to volunteer their time to offer a hand to local service organizations (in collaboration with Middle Collegiate Church).

Looking to the broader, international community to share a message of spiritual Judaism (Project Tikkun).

In the past, Shul members have done the annual AIDS walk, helped to build a house with Habitat for Humanity, refurbished schools with NY Cares, contributed to Dress for Success, and more.


The Shul of New York has a collaborative community service initiative with Middle Collegiate Church. Shul congregants can volunteer in one of three relevant and rewarding ongoing Social Action projects run by Middle Collegiate Church.

The Shul and the Church celebrate an annual Interfaith Passover seder together, are avid fans of each other’s wonderful music, and share mutual admiration for Reverend Jacqui and Rabbi Burt.

Click here to find out about The Clothing Closet, The Food Pantry, The Momentum Project and how YOU can help.

My Favorite Charity

My favorite charity is The Floating Hospital (TFH).  They provide comprehensive medical services to homeless families - the poorest and most vulnerable people in New York City. 

Many of the women and children who seek TFH services are not only poor but also have suffered abuse.  TFH is a haven that treats their medical, emotional (and dental!) needs, never denying treatment because of a patient’s inability to pay. 

I love this line from their website:  “Our compassionate, caring and culturally sensitive staff are committed to ensuring that our homeless patients receive the same high quality, respectful and confidential health care experience that most New Yorkers expect when visiting their own family doctor."

I donate to several charities but the work they do cannot compare with curing a sick child, supporting the health of a single mother, or saving a child’s life.

One more thing:  TFH has a wonderful holiday tradition.  They take donations of toys, winter clothes, etc. and put them for “sale” in the “Candy Cane Lane.”  They then give moms paper "money" which they use to “buy” presents for their children.  The mothers love picking out gifts for their children, who of course love to receive them.  I think it is just wonderful. 

Joan Brancaccio
Shul Co-Treasurer

Click to donate to The Floating Hospital or call 212-514-7440, ext 220

Contact Rabbi Dennis Math to share your favorite charity with the Shul.

Sun, March 18 2018 2 Nisan 5778