Social Action (Tikkun Olam)
Tikkun Olam is the Jewish imperative to "repair the world" through our actions. This important responsibility is based on the ideas of Rabbi Isaac Luria, a 16th century Jewish teacher and mystic who lived in the mountains of Tzfat in Northern Israel. It speaks of the transformative power of every individual to make a difference in the world.
Our Social Action Committee coordinates a range of programs and events for individuals and families to make a difference in our community. There are many ways you can become involved:
- Cooking and serving meals
- Organize a collection of needed items
- Volunteer at our Annual Mitzvah Day
Tzedakah (Charitable Giving)
Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for giving charitable contributions and assisting people in need. The purpose of tzedakah is doing what is right and good in the world. Our congregation regularly collects donations in the Tzedakah Box just outside the entrance to the Sanctuary.
Interfaith of The Woodlands
Congregation Beth Shalom of The Woodlands is a proud member congregation of Interfaith of The Woodlands. Fulfilling the vision of "building a more loving and caring community through service," Interfaith helps individuals and families in crisis through financial assistance and offers counseling referral, job training, and child care. There are many opportunities for volunteer service throughout the year.