Tikkun Ha-Olam – Repair the World Program

We Stand Connected"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ― Anne Frank

Tikkun olam תיקון עולם "repair of the world", as a concept in Judaism, is interpreted by modern movements in Judaism as a commandment for people to behave and act constructively and beneficially.

Documented use of the term dates back the Mishnaic period (270 BCE – 170 CE), and it is thought that the first use of the phrase tikkun olam in the United States happened in the 1950's, when the concept was first seen as a responsibility for Jewish people to work towards a better world. In modern movements of Judaism, the phrase tikkun olam means that Jews are not only responsible for creating a model society among themselves but also are responsible for the welfare of the society at large.

Upcoming Tikkun drives and events:

January 16 – February 16
Gift Card Donation Drive for Victims of the North Bay Fires
We are collecting gift cards to help support victims of the Napa & Sonoma County fires. Please drop off gift cards in $25 increments from places like Safeway, Target, Home Depot, Walmart or VISA at the JCCSF Front Desk. We are working with Osher Marin JCC and other local agencies to distribute these directly to fire victims.

February 22 – March 9
Food Drive for Purim
Donate non-perishable foods, especially peanut butter, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, whole grains and cereals and canned tuna to be provided to the JFCS Food Pantry.