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Tikkun Olam Committee (Social Action)

“Do not separate yourself from the community.”
-Pirkei Avot 2:5

Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) is one of the basic tenets of Reform Judaism. Beth Ahabah serves this tradition with engagement in a wide variety of social action projects that support and improve the community. The mission of the Tikkun Olam Committee is to provide ongoing opportunities for congregants to participate in social action activities and advocacy that benefit the Richmond Jewish and general community. We invite you to get involved.

Click HERE if you would like to donate to help some of the many projects that the Tikkun Olam Committee sponsors throughout the year.

Mitzvah Corps

Mitzvah Corps is people working together to serve our community through monthly projects sponsored by the Tikkun Olam committee. The committee also sponsors the  ongoing year long of providing lunch through The Friends of the Homeless lunch program on the third Wednesday of the month at  Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.   Join us to do good and helping our neighbors and the community.

See the calendar below for all projects and click the individual ads  to sign up for each project.

Current Projects and Calendar

On October 22nd volunteers set out to clean up the James River around Belle Isle.

In October and December we had an amazing response when asking for donations to Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). The plan was just to collect donations in October, but because of the response we had a second drive in December.

On January 14th volunteers gathered together to create a piping hot lasagne dinner complete with desserts and cards of appreciation created by our Religious School students for the police precinct servicing Beth Ahabah.

On February 11th we will once again came together to Rise Against Hunger, with over 100 people packaging food for those in need. Click HERE if you would like to volunteer to help.

Past Mitzvah Corps Projects

Hebrew Cemetery Clean Up


Rise Against Hunger

James River Clean Up

Other volunteer opportunities and Social Justice Events are sponsored throughout the year.

Here are some local and national organizations we have worked with or use as resources:

Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784