Tikkun Olam: Repair the World
There are many ways to fulfill our responsibility to "repair the world." Many members contribute as individuals to community efforts, whether through volunteering time and energy, or making financial contributions; and some contribute to communal Kol Hadash efforts as well. Some ways are listed here; we encourage members to make suggestions and organize tikkun projects that are particularly meaningful to them.
Children's Sabbaths: Homeless Kids in the East Bay
Since 2009, member Helene Lecar has spearheaded our "Children's Sabbath" project. Each year we collect monies to purchase gift certificates for the hundreds of homeless children enrolled in the Berkeley Unified School District. You may mail a check, payable to Kol Hadash, to our P.O. Box 2777, Berkeley, 94702. Please consider a contribution and mark your check "Children's Sabbath."
In the 2015/16 holiday season, Kol Hadash sponsored a family served by Family Support Services of the Bay Area by purchasing needed items on their holiday wish list. The family was headed by a grandmother with four dependents, three of them with special needs. We hope to repeat this opportunity to give anonymously again in the years to come.