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tikun olam day

Nancy Good

On Sunday, January 15th, the families of Machaneh Shai participated in Tikun Olam Day in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, giving back to the greater community. We started the day off with a short prayer service followed by a teaching on the origin of the term Tikun Olam, and where we find it in our literature.  

The families were then assigned to one of six stations that had a project that they could do to provide support, resources, or food for people in our community who are underserved. They were able to rotate around all six stations, which gave them an opportunity to help a variety of people in need.

Each family made sandwiches for The Sandwich Project, blankets for the children at Children's Egleston Hospital of Atlanta, wrote letters to lonely elders, packed warming packages for the women in Rebecca's Tent and backpacks for the Backpack Buddies program, and made "Smile" Bags to assist Creating Connected Communities in providing for children experiencing hardship. Thank you to Shearith Israel for Good and Repair The World for suggesting some of these meaningful projects!

The activities were followed by a bagel brunch where they had the opportunity to reflect on what they took away from the day. 

Sun, January 29 2023 7 Shevat 5783