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Social Action/Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam, Repairing the World is the focus of the Social Action Committee. Monroe Temple Beth-El provides its members with many opportunities for social action. Our programs benefit local food pantries, soup kitchens, the homeless, and servicemen, and raise awareness about important issues such as global warming, genocide in Darfur, and HIV/AIDS.  By reaching out to people in need, we not only help to repair the world, but also strengthen our Jewish identity and provide an important example of our values for our children.

On Going Projects

  • High Holiday food drives and generous donations throughout the year allow our committee  to consistently replenish local Food Pantries. 

  • 2019 will mark the 11th year we have taken the responsibility of providing Christmas Dinner at Our Father's Kitchen, the Soup Kitchen located at Sacred Heart Chapel in Monroe.  Church members enjoy their holiday with a restaurant quality meal served table side, complete with a visit from Santa, and gifts for young and old.

  • Our newest focus is Safehomes of Orange County. We have several initiatives designed to create a long term way we can support the women and children seeking refuge in the program. 

  • We hold a blood drive every 3 months in our social hall in coordination with the National Blood Center.


  • Hurricane Sandy-Rockaway Park Project

  • Light One Candle-Migrant Workers Food and Clothing Drive

  • Darfur Awareness Project

  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk

  • Hurricane Katrina Food/Supply Collection and Truck Charter Projec

  • In 2009 we proudly led a countywide effort to build Mike's House, the first Jewish sponsored Habitat for Humanity build in Orange County.

  • Annual Coat Drive

The committee received the Fain Award for our efforts to bring awareness to the situation in Darfur. The Fain Award is an award given to congregations doing exemplary work to bring about a world filled with justice, compassion, and wholeness.

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