Social action is a key component of the B’nai Tikvah community. Helping others and promoting the concept of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, is a central part of who we are. In our efforts to help those in our immediate community and beyond, our social action committee sponsors several ongoing programs, such as Mitzvah Day, meal preparation for friends in need, and collection drives. We also provide rapid action assistance for urgent needs in communities in Illinois, the United States, Israel and anywhere else where we can improve the lives of others.
We work in both the suburbs and the city to make it easy for you to participate. And please feel free to bring along family members, friends and neighbors to join us in lending a helping hand to people in need.
Little Ways to Make a Big Difference
Social action doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time. It’s easy to make a real difference in someone else’s life—and immensely satisfying. Here are some examples of things you can do for someone who is ill, elderly or in need of assistance in some way:
- Grocery shop
- Run errands
- Bring over or arrange for meals
- Provide transportation to the doctor, a friend’s house or the store
- Make a phone call to a congregant who’s ill, lonely or grieving
- Stop by to talk, maybe even bring coffee and pastries
- Put together or deliver Shabbat baskets
If you’d like to help out a B’nai Tikvah member or if you know of a fellow congregant in need, give us a call or email us using the contact information below.
If one of your family members or dear friends is ill, in the hospital or in a nursing facility, please let us know. Rabbi Alex would appreciate the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim by giving them a call or making a visit.