תיקון עולם
Tikkun Olam

Literally translates to "world repair" and has come to
connote social action and the pursuit of social justice.

 

The Social Action Committee (SAC) creates opportunities, within our Temple community and beyond, for Temple members to contribute to the work of tikkun olam, repairing the world, through mitzvot, good deeds, tzedakah, charitable acts of justice and righteousness, g’milut chasadim, acts of loving kindness, and tzedek, working to overcome root causes of social injustice. 

We work on projects and activities that address human needs, including food, shelter and security for families and children in our local and global communities. We administer the Tzedakah box, located at the sanctuary’s entrance. Some of our actions are informed by the Religious Action Center which educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more. Beth El Temple Center also is a proud member of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO), and collaborates as well with other interfaith coalitions on specific issues. GBIO is a faith-based, community-organizing group that brings together congregations from across the Boston area to share the sacred work of pursuing justice.

We hope you will get involved in one of our many projects. New ideas are always welcome.


When We Meet and More Information

The SAC has planning meetings the first Sunday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check the Temple Calendar for the location. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact the Social Action Committee chair(s) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Award

The Jonathan Jacoby Tikkun Olam Award is awarded annually to adult and youth members of Beth El Temple Center to recognize individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the work of "repairing the world" by addressing critical socioeconomic issues. The award was created to honor Jonathan Jacoby, a dedicated long-time Temple Member, an incredible treasure of a human being, who quietly and humbly performed numerous acts of tikkun olam. He has inspired many of us to help create a world we want for ourselves and our children. 

Nominations for the annual award are submitted in August and September; honorees are announced in October at the Social Action Shabbat Service. Each honoree receives a certificate, and can designate a charitable organization to receive a donation in his/her/their honor.  

The 2022 program booklet includes brief narratives of this year's honorees’ activities, as well as a list of previous honorees.


Support our Social Action and Social Justice Work

To make a tax-deductible gift supporting these efforts, select Social Action Programs under Campaigns. Thank you for your partnership in our sacred work of repairing the world. 

Upcoming Services

Sat, Jun 1 @ 10:15am
Shabbat Morning Service with BRM
Sun, Jun 2 @ 8:45am
Minyan
Fri, Jun 7 @ 7:00pm
Shabbat Evening Service
Sat, Jun 8 @ 10:15am
Shabbat Morning Service with BTM

Upcoming Events

Thu May 30 @ 7:35PM
Lehrhaus Field Trip #2

Sun Jun 09 @10:00AM
Brunch!

Thu Jun 13 @ 7:00PM
A Conversation with Palestinian Israeli Citizens

rainbow hands

Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]