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Tikkun Olam

Our mission is to bring to life the Torah’s vision of a just and compassionate world through tzedakah (righteous behaviors promoting equity and sustainability) and g’milut hasadim (caring for the community however we can - with money, through working with our hands, souls, and minds, putting our values to work).

The Tikkun Olam Committee (TOC) is a community of Congregation Or Hadash volunteers who come together in
teams to grow, improve, and sustain effective tikkun olam projects or programs. We will select themes and related projects on an annual basis as well as maintain existing ongoing initiatives. We will make “repairing the world” a fun, communal, engaging, and personally rewarding experience. For more info. about this committee and its projects,
please contact Renee Videlefsky @

Current Initiatives

Atlanta Jewish Groups Welcome Afghan Refugees | Congregation Or Hadash | AJT Article
“There’s no Jewish connection,” she said. “It’s just Jewish tradition. We were once immigrants.”

-- Sherry Frank [pictured, Renee Videlefsky]

Afghan Refuge Family Update & Welcome Basket
A huge thank you to everyone that was able to give support and relief to our adopted family by providing $25 gift cards from Target and Walmart. Our earlier efforts to deliver this family of 7 winter clothing, books, and toys was extremely successful. In the next week we will give the family your gift cards, and the "Welcome" cards created by our Machon Hadash and other kids, as part of a Welcome Basket. 

The Tikkun Olam Group continues to welcome any support that may be provided. Feel free to drop off gift cards at the shul, or donate to support directly on our website, to the Tikkun Olam Afghan Refugee Resettlement Fund.

COH Green Team | Co-chairs Raina Nadler and Melinda Burke-Budhram
Let's get Or Hadash going green again! If you are interested in working with the Green Team to look at composting and recycling options at COH, please contact Raina Nadler at 678.779.6938 or

Seed-to-Feed Garden Project

View our September 2021 Donations
View our August 2021 Donations

Community Assistance Center (CAC) 
CAC serves residents of greater Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. They provide food and job assistance, adult education training (financial literacy, computer skills, English as a second language), as well as rent and utility assistance to prevent eviction as families transition into a stable life. They are in great need of volunteer assistance. For a list of  opportunities, please visit the CAC website.

CAC Delivery Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays; Saturdays 9:00 am to noon. Closed Sundays. 
>>> Please ask to have donations weighed if possible and text or email Kayla with the weight.
Visit their website to schedule time: 
Contact: Food Pantry Manager, Gail Pennington | Cell: 404.808.5617 |
8607 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs GA 30350

Alternative Giving Opportunity: We ask that you generously donate $5, $10, $18, $20, $25 (or whatever amount you choose) to Or Hadash Tikkun Olam Fund-CAC in support of this ongoing initiative. 

Working with the Elderly | During the year, our Rabbi and congregants visit senior residents at The Breman Jewish Home, Huntcliff Summit, Renaissance, Summer's Landing, and Hammond Glen. 

Response to Homelessness | At various times throughout the year, congregants assist at local homeless shelters cooking, serving, schmoozing and occasionally staying overnight. Family Promise.

Response to Hunger | By working with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Second Helpings Atlanta, and Jewish Family & Career Services, we continue our efforts to end hunger locally. Congregants can get involved by participating in the Hunger Walk, Passover Food Drive, and Operation Isaiah - Yom Kippur Food Drive (CAC).

Sun, January 16 2022 14 Shevat 5782