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Tikkun Olam Team – Ways to Help

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Tikkun Olam Team engages in social action activities. All are welcome to participate. Email for more info.
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Volunteer your expertise and help rebuild.
See Indigenous Actions page.
Read Rabbi Kunin’s Drash on Indigenous Peoples in NY area

CHAIM Holocaust and Awareness Mobile Museum
April 12 – May 12 At Congregation Sinai, San Jose
CHAIM is about remembrance and action! For hours email or call 408-264-8542. For group visits email View Flyer

ACTION: Sundays Join Run for Their Lives 11:30am In person.  Peaceful march to keep eyes on our hostages in Gaza. Choose a location near you (Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Saratoga). The Saratoga group, meets Sunday at 11:30 am at the Chase parking lot in DT Saratoga and does a 30 min walk through town with flags and signs. LINK to Run For Their Lives.
ACTION: AAi Volunteer Opps! Next: Sandwich making at Loaves & Fishes Sunday, 4/14
More than ever this is the time to come together with Christian and Muslim neighbors to show our shared value in Tikkun Olam. AAi events are a perfect way to do this. Check out all  April Opps, note next Beth David event on June 23!
MANY ACTIONS! Earth Day, 4/19-22 Activities: SEE LIST compiled by Temple Emanu-El’s Green Team.

ACTION: Sunday, 4/28 RIDE THE RAILS FOR RELAY 2024: Join Beth David’s Relay for Life team as we ride the rails on the Niles Canyon Railway. We will depart from the Sunol Depot at 2:30pm (6 Kilkare Rd, Sunol). Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for ages 2-12, kids under 2 ride free! All funds are donated to the American Cancer Society. Email Irene Spector to RSVP and arrange payment.

PARTICIPATE! YOM HASHOAH MEMORIAL SERVICE, Sunday, May 5: This year’s service will be held at Congregation Sinai.  It will be based on a new ritual by the Shalom Hartman institute (Hitkansut Hagaddah), and we will need participants of every age (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation). If you’re interested in participating let us know.
Also, CHAIM will be up at Sinai from 4/12-5/12, please bring folks to visit, or organize a short school field trip!

ACTION: Petition US Recycling Changes: Addressing the challenges facing U.S. recycling requires all of us. It will require collective action from individuals like you, businesses, and governments. We all must do our part to help make a difference. Take Action
ACTION, NOW! JFS Refugee Housing need! We are in dire need of temporary housing for 4 refugee families who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless. The state of California has withdrawn funding from Santa Clara county, which has put us in this predicament.  Please check us out. 


ACTION, NOW! Dayenu Circle – All Our Might campaign! Investors can help drive the solutions to climate change – but only if they stop fueling the climate crisis and invest in a clean energy future instead.
Let’s use “All our Might” to urge investors to move their money to clean energy.
Send a message HERE


SPEAKER: Sunday, June 9 “History from Ottoman Empire to Oct. 7.
With Dr. EInat Wilf at 10:30 am on Zoom.
ACTION: Sunday, June 9 AAi Unity Walkathon
Join Jews, Christians and Muslims together to promote unity. We will leave JSV Los Gatos and walk to Vasona Park where we’ll enjoy a meal together.  Games, raffle and AAi T-shirt for each participant. NOW!! We need lots of VOLUNTEERS to make this happen, from set up, first aid, game planning, fundraising, to clean up. Please sign up to help with a sub-committee.  HERE
ACTION: Thursday, June 13 613 Cubed at Motzei Shavuot Mini mitzvah 
Join us on June 13  at 6:13 pm to put commandments into action.  We’ll make lunches and hygiene kits for Lifemoves Shelter and culminate with havdalah together.

ACTION: Sunday, June 23 AAi Cook and Serve at Beth David

We’ll be cooking up about 150 meals for the unhoused at homeless encampments in the area.  Sign up HERE

  • Shift 1 includes cooking and eating together.
  • Both Shifts includes cooking , and delivering the meals to the the encampments (we will be accompanied by the appropriate officials)
  • Welcome Team Tasks


Recently, Beth David’s Tikkun Olam Team participated in a Cook and Serve event with Abrahamic Alliance International. This event bring together like-minded community members to serve our hungry neighbors.
613 cubed – Mini Mitzvah Day (Social Hall)

Thursday, June 13, 6:13 – 8:00pm
Join the Tikkun Olam Team and put some of those 613 commandments we received on Shavuot into action! Join us to make sandwiches and blessing bags for the unhoused in our community. All ages welcome! If you’d like to donate blessing bag materials, please drop them off in the Mitzvah Corner. Cash donations can be earmarked for TOT (Tikkun Olam Team). Other project ideas welcome. Snacks will be provided.


AAi Sack Lunch Making (Offsite)

Thursday, June 27, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen, 1500 Berger Dr. San Jose
Join Jewish, Christian, and Muslim volunteers to make 500 sack lunches for poor and unhoused neighbors. Lunches will be distributed by a Goodwill soup kitchen and high school student assistance program. Registration online required