Learn about our Tikkun Olam committee and activities:
About the Tikkun Olam Board
Kehilat Nitzan strives to combine in its activities the three pillars upon which the world stands: Torah (study), avodah (ritual), and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness). The term Tikkun Olam means “repairing the world” and is a general phrase that refers to social justice and improving the community.
Our Tikkun Olam Board is a committed group of volunteers providing oversight to a variety of programs that promote the concept of gemilut chasadim in its broadest sense. These programs include support for members of our own kehilah (community) as well as providing aid and working for social justice within both the Jewish and the wider Australian communities, and encouraging interfaith dialogue.
The Tikkun Olam Board meets every month to review current programs and discuss new ideas. To get involved, email Fran Feldman.
Our Programs and Activities
On 6 December 2018, we joined other members of the Victorian Jewish community in Walking Together to recommit to the memory of William Cooper.
Long-standing programs include our Nitzanim Singers and the Food Van.
Food for mourners provides a pre-packaged meal to members in mourning. Our volunteers deliver (Sunday to Thursday). To join the roster, email Fran Feldman.
- Hosting a morning tea in support of Cancer Council Australia (date TBC May 2019)
- Sponsoring a Shabbaton with Flying Fox and Camp Sababa
- Providing fruit and veg vouchers for individuals and families via Jewish Care
- Supporting Kosher Meals on Wheels sponsoring food packs during Passover and Rosh Hasanah
Over the years our volunteers have:
- Collected and distributed holiday gifts, clothes, and food baskets for both Jewish and non-Jewish families in need
- Packed and provided ‘starter’ packs (kitchen / toiletries) for individuals and families via Jewish Care
- Met with members of the Turkish Moslem community to celebrate Succot (Tabernacles) and Iftar (the fast-breaking meal of Ramadan) through the Australian Intercultural Society
- Distributed Tsedakah (charity) collection tins to our own Kehilah
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our programs.
- Do you want to help with any of the above events?
- Do you have an idea for a program, or a one-off activity?
- Would you like to meet with like-minded people and make a difference to the world around you?
To get involved email Fran Feldman.