Through the congregation's Tikkun Olam Committee, members of all ages work together to promote social justice and have a positive impact on the communities of which we are a part. Sometimes this is through volunteering, sometimes through learning more about important issues, and sometimes it is through political action or protest.
CBH involves members in addressing issues such as civil rights, gender equality, living wage, human rights, and homelessness. Some of the organizations we have supported are Sojourn, Georgia Equality, The Atlanta Food Bank, and Atlanta Jobs with Justice.
Tikkun olam, or repairing the world, is an integral part of the culture and tradition of Reconstructionist Judaism and of CBH.
The concept of good deeds - ma'asim tovim - consists of three components: tikkun olam (the repair of the world), gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) and tzedakah (righteous giving). We try to do some of all three!
Join the Committee
The Tikkun Olam Committee needs your participation. The more people we have, the more we can do! To learn how you can become involved, contact the committee’s chair, Avrum Weiss (404) 422-3848.
The CBH Care Team, under the auspices of the Tikkun Olam Committee, provides short-term assistance (meals, transportation, etc.) to synagogue members who might be experiencing a need due to illness or other family emergency. Contact Sharon Spiegelman, (404) 274-2431 if you would like to become a part of the Care Team or if you are a CBH member who needs the Care Team’s assistance.
- Request Care, meals, visits, transportation, etc.
- Join the Hesed Care Team
Some of our other ongoing and annual projects include include:
• Temple Night Shelter: Prepare a dish for 60 people or serve dinner (several dates per year). Dates are published in bet*mail. Contact Amy Price to sign up or for more information.
• Each year on MLK weekend, we gather to pack medical supplies at MedShare, to be shipped to underserved communities around the world
• Cooking for and serving meals at the Temple homeless shelter and Hagar’s House
• Each year at High Holidays, we collect food for Toco Hills Community Alliance and the Atlanta Community Food Bank through Operation Isaiah.