Tikkun Olam (Social Action)

Making the world a better place is a key tenet of Reform Judaism; tikkun olam translates to “repairing the world” and it’s our obligation as Jews.  

The Social Action Committee has been engaged in a multitude of activities and programs over the years, covering a wide range of issues including Hunger, Poverty, Homelessness, Gun Violence, Suicide, Reproductive Rights, Mental Health, Racial Injustice, the Census, Literacy, Voter Suppression, Substance Abuse, Election Participation and Immigration.

Programs have included monthly participation in food pantries; community walks within "at risk" neighborhoods; meeting with elected officials relating to topical social justice issues; monthly reading in schools; phone banking; poverty simulations; round table, facilitated and panel discussions; expert speakers; and ongoing collections of food, clothing, books, shoes and gift cards for both essentials and for holiday presents, and other items for the homeless and others in need.  Among our programs are our Mitzvah Days and Postcard Writing campaigns.

Community partners include Alpert Jewish Family & Children Services, West Palm Beach Food Pantry, CROS Ministries, The Lord's Place, the Literacy Coalition, Religious Action Center (RAC) and various congregations of a variety of denominations. 

Contact our Social Action Committee Co-Chairpersons Mary Arpe or Terry Resk, or contact our Temple Office at (561) 833-8421 or tioffice@temple-israel.com for more information on how you can become involved.

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Nancy & Don Carter Campus
1901 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida  33407

P: (561) 833-8421   |   F: (561) 833-0571

Temple Israel is the oldest Jewish organization in Palm Beach County and is the only Reform synagogue in

West Palm Beach.  It is conveniently located near downtown West Palm Beach and draws its members from all areas of the County.