tikun Olam

Crown Heights For The Pluralistic Jew

05/25/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Move over 770 — there’s a new kid on the block.

Taking advantage of demographic changes in heavily Orthodox Crown Heights, Repair the World, a national Jewish service nonprofit focused on food justice and education, announced last week that it is opening a new community center in the neighborhood to serve as a hub for volunteering and community outreach. Nine fulltime fellows, all recent college graduates, will live at the new Nostrand Avenue location and direct programming.

Repair the World’s storefront on Nostrand Avenue will host educational programming and Shabbats. Courtesy of Repair the World

‘The Santa Of Tzedaka’

Not using those tickets? Get them to Mike Dube, and he'll take a sick child out to the ballgame.

Special To The Jewish Week
02/04/2014 - 19:00

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, at exactly 9:50 p.m., Joanna Adams-Duffy received a text message from a man who said his name was Mike Dube.

Not standing pat: Dube with 10-year-old Patriots fan Daniel Morrison.

Green Growth Going Mainstream

Jewish institutions in county pressing the sustainability issue as tikkun olam.

02/03/2014 - 19:00
Westchester Correspondent

Going green has gone mainstream for many Jewish organizations in Westchester. No longer considered a fringe practice, being environmentally conscious is now seen as both an economic and moral imperative.

Greenburgh Hebrew Center officials on the synagogue’s roof during dedication of its solar panels. Courtesy of GHC

Putting ‘Tikkun Olam’ To The Ultimate Test

Bold new project is challenging Israel and the diaspora to transform themselves and the world.
05/28/2012 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

A century after the publication of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the anti-Semitic Russian hoax claiming Jews were seeking to take over the world, a small group of Israeli and American Jews — think of them as The Youngers of Zion — has spent the last 18 months formulating what it calls “an audacious plan” to repair the world.

Gary Rosenblatt

Josh Goldstein, Helps teens organize for community outreach and activism.

05/21/2012 - 20:00

Josh Goldstein, 17

While most of his peers are principally worried about SATs, Josh Goldstein spends his time planning events that help teens like himself make a difference in their community.

“I connect to Judaism now mostly through community service,” says the 17-year-old J-Teen leader, a junior at the Fieldston School in Riverdale.

Josh Goldstein
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