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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 Tzedakah 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


Monthly Tzedakah Project:  February/March 2018

Pads for a Purpose


Pads for a Purpose is a foundation that delivers packets of feminine hygiene products to battered women and homeless shelters.  We are collecting feminine hygiene products throughout the months of February and March. 
Pads for a Purpose was founded in 2016 by Nessie Sax-Bolder. The mission is to provide feminine hygiene products to women in need throughout NYC and partnering locations. Nessie was initially inspired by an encounter she had with a homeless woman in NYC who asked her for a tampon. She imagined if one person had approached her, there would be many others living in the streets and in shelters who could not afford to purchase feminine hygiene products on their own.  Soon after, she launched Pads for a Purpose with a kickstarter campaign and has now received 501(C)3 status. To date, Pads for a Purpose has provided over 500 period packs (each pack contains enough pads, tampons and soap for an average cycle) to women in shelters throughout NYC and beyond. 
"No woman should feel embarrassed, ashamed, degraded or undignified for having a period. We must consider menstrual products as necessities that all women deserve and are entitled to. Please join us in our mission to make these products more readily available for those in need!" ~ Nessie

How you can help: 

  • Bring donations to Shabbat services in February and March, or to any other Shul event, or
  • You may 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 may make a  donation on the form below and we will do the shopping for you.


Previous Tzedakah Projects

November/December 2017  Project FIND: Long Johns for Homeless Seniors  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. 

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. How you can help: Bring donations directly to 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 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 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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