About Tikkun Olam at KN
Learn about Tikkun Olam in our community:
Tikkun Olam at Kehilat Nitzan
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 programs are managed by a board of directors with oversight from the synagogue board.
The Tikkun Olam board oversees a committed group of volunteers delivering 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
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.
Read about our long-standing programs: Nitzanim Singers, the Food Van, and Visiting the Sick.
- Supporting Love our Streets 3161 – one hour, once a month keeping our streets rubbish-free. Post code 3161 launches on 9.30am on 19 May 2019. Meet at the corner of Hawthorn and Balaclava in the park near the statues.
- Afternoon tea in support of Cancer Council Australia on Sunday 26 May 2019. Save the date!
- Providing fruit and veg vouchers for individuals and families via Jewish Care.
- Supporting Kosher Meals on Wheels sponsoring food packs during Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
- Providing ‘essentials’ for kitchen and bathroom for individuals and families in need via Jewish Care.
Over the years our volunteers have:
- Participated in Walking Together with the Victorian Jewish community to recommit to the memory of William Cooper.
- Sponsored Shabbatons with Flying Fox and Camp Sababa.
- Collected and distributed holiday gifts, clothes, and food baskets for both Jewish and non-Jewish families in need.
- 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/participate with any of the above activities?
- 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.