Tikkun Olam (Repair the World)
“You are not obligated to complete the work of repairing the world, but neither are you free to desist from it.“
Rabbi Tarfon, Pirkei Avot 2:21 (Talmud)
We feel compelled to make our world a better place.
At BAI, we work to improve the lives of others through our monthly collection drives, service projects, and learning sessions about issues and organizations engaged in tikkun olam. Our collections are crisis-driven (e.g. toiletries to ICE detention centers) and also planned around known needs (e.g. food at holiday season). Many of our most successful, inspiring collections are spearheaded by our Beit Midrash and B’nai Mitzvah students as a component of their Mitzvah Project.
BAI will again provide meals for residents of the Brith Sholom House on the morning of December 25. We prepare our food at home, then gather there to assemble the meals and deliver them to the residents! Last year, we delivered over 90 meals (main dish, sides, baked dessert and fruit!). The residents were thrilled to have homemade meals delivered to them, ready to heat up when they wanted them.
Come join in this wonderful project to help others and all the while build our own community of camaraderie and volunteers:)
If you can cook but can’t make it on the 25th, please let me know and we’ll arrange food pick-up.
If you cannot cook but can make it on the 25th, please join us there.
Who can help: Everyone! We will assemble meals, label their contents and deliver them to residents. Those too young to assemble meals can create and decorate holiday cards to send holiday wishes with the meals delivered.
Thursday, January 9
Featuring speakers Shawn Kraemer, President of CeaseFire PA and Lisa Christian, Community Services Director, Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. Followed by a wine and cheese reception. Free to public.
Souls Shot Portrait Project randomly pairs fine artists with families of victims of gun violence to make a portrait of their loved one. The diverse
approaches of the artists emphasize the individuality of the victims and present a truly moving experience. Join us for this powerful memorial
Exhibit hours: January 9-22(2020)
Mon. through Tues., 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Thurs., Fri., 9:00 am– 3:00 pm.