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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.

Current Initiatives

Family Promise Week | September 19-26
TOC (Tikkun Olam Committee) along with the Or Hadash community are excited to be a part of an incredible volunteer opportunity in collaboration with Family Promise of North Fulton/Dekalb - ending the cycle of homelessness one family at a timeToda Rabah to our members who contributed to our June commitment. Our next Family Promise Week is September 19-26. Reminder, all denotations made to Tikkun Olam Fund/Family Promise are used in support of our commitment. Learn about the families you are helping through this program... click here!
 

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.

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. 

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).

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