Tikkun (Social Action)

Reform Judaism places a high value on participation in working to make the world a better place.  Tikkun Olam or “repairing the world” is considered a part of the soul of Temple Israel.  We urge every member to participate in some aspect of Tikkun Olam.  Some of our current projects are:

Gan Bracha—Community Garden

Beginning in 2013, crops are planted, maintained and harvested with the fruit of this effort going to support Community Harvest’s food program.  Volunteers take one week and do the work necessary in the garden from planting to weeding to harvesting.

Urban Ark Meals

At least twice a year, Easter Sunday and the Sunday before Christmas, Temple Israel serves a meal at the Urban Ark.  Volunteers help prepare and serve the meals, as well as speak with the clients who are served nutritional and delicious meals.




We have adopted Lehman Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year to help provide them with school supplies. We will be collecting these items in June and July to start the school year and will also collect items in November and December to replenish their supplies. Please drop off your items at Temple Israel as boxes will be provided in the office. Here is the list of items in need:

Loose leaf paper

Pencils, pencils, and more pencils

Folders-all varieties


Clorox disinfecting wipes

Colored pencils

Hand sanitizer

Thanks for your support!

Paulette Karelitz

Shelley Salzer