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.