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Social Action - Tikun Olam

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TI has been committed to social action for more than 40 years.  It's a natural outgrowth of TI's progressive concern for the community and world around us - one way we take part in Tikkun Olam.

In the late 1960's, Tifereth Israel was about to become yet another synagogue to move to the suburbs, when a group of young members, committed to staying in the District in a racially integrated neighborhood, took over the leadership of the congregation.  That spirit has guided us every since.

Social Action - Cooking Christmas Dinner

At TI, Tikkun Olam means engaging with our communities - hands on!  Join us for one event, or for a few hours a week. 

Coming up next for families:

SOME Casseroles.  Opened as a small soup kitchen in 1970, with the help of volunteers SOME now provides a nourishing, hot breakfast and lunch every day of the year.  TI participates in creating food for SOME to serve.  This is a great activity for you and the kids, even the youngest in your family.  Deadline for SOME casserole drop-off at TI. Contact: Stephanie or David Rubin for details and for other drop-off times

Coming up next for adults and teens:

Shepherd School Tutoring.  Since 2000, adults and teenagers from Tifereth Israel and our neighborhood have tutored students from our local public elementary school.  Each tutor works with a student once a week to read, practice math skills, or review homework, making a real difference in academic performance and self-confidence.    Contact: Dan Nathan


Our Projects - for more detail see Social Action Projects

Family Projects

  • Rosh Hashanah and Passover food delivery
  • Delivering food to the homeless in a Martha's Table van
  • Preparing and serving Christmas dinner to residents of downtown men’s and women’s shelters
  • Cooking and serving meals at the Luther Place Women's Shelter once a month
  • SOME Shelter casseroles - cooking in your own home
  • Food and clothing collections

Adult Projects