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Tikkun Olam

Help repair the world.

Temple Isaiah has many opportunities, from bite-sized up, for you to test the waters and find where your passion for engagement lies.

If you have any questions, please contact  Leah Baigell, VP Tikkun Olam, vptikkun@templeisaiah.net.

Hineini (Temple Isaiah's Caring Community) — (Harriet Silverman, Chair) provides help to our congregants through the following committees:

Bikkur Cholim (Harriet Silverman & Esther Isenberg, co-Chairs) — visits to the sick and transportation to medical appointments or events 

Bereavement (Carol Sacerdote & Bonnie Kelly Co-Chairs) — support to those who have suffered a loss 

Gemilut Chasadim (Janey Solis, Chair) — short-term meal delivery to congregants  

Knitzvah (Harriet Silverman, Joann Brennan, Elizabeth Elkins, and Suzanne Frank, Co- Chairs)

Israel Engagement (Jill Smilow & Howard Brick, co-Chairs) —keeps our connection and engagement with Israel vibrant

Social Action/Tzedek Isaiah (Don Detweiler & Keith Lehman, Co-Chairs) — provides advocacy and action-based engagement on important issues including:

  • Racial Justice
  • GBIO
  • Immigration Reform
  • Welcoming the Stranger (WTS)
  • Social Action In Action Newsletter; Sign Up Here
  • Sanctuary Support

Tzedakah (Leah Baigell, VP, Tikkun Olam) — provides for those in the greater-Boston area through the following programs:

Bristol Lodge — (Sally Huebscher & Janey Solis, co-Chairs)
Composting Committee — (Leah Baigell, Chair)
Family Table — (Janey Solis, Chair)
K'Sharim — (Ruthie Liberman, Chair)
Lex Eat Together — (Bruce Lynn, Chef and Laura Derby)
Lexington Interfaith Garden — (Joyce Greif, Chair)
Lexington Food Pantry — (Jane Kramer, Chair)
Literacy in the Cambridge Schools —(contact Rosemary Putnam)
Mental Health Initiative —(Cynthia Pilch & Barbara Chandler, co-Chairs)
Mitzvah Day — (Leah Baigell, Dawn Kociubes, Audrey Gould)
Project Ezra — (Leah Baigell, Chair)
Red Cross Blood Drives (February & May) — (Leah Baigell, Chair)

Temple Isaiah was the proud recipient of the prestigious Irving J. Fain Social Action Award in 2007 and 2009. The Fain Awards are awarded every two years by the Union for Reform Judaism to congregations whose work in the area of social justice is exemplary.

Fri, December 14 2018 6 Tevet 5779