Resources for alleviating poverty.
Fighting poverty globally and locally
The foundations of Jewish service learning.
Jewish law demands that everyone have adequate and permanent housing.
The high value placed by the Jewish tradition on active concern for the welfare of others has its roots in the Torah.
Beliefs & Practices
Traditional teachings on being a good host (and guest).
In contemporary parlance, tikkun olam refers to repairing the earthly world in which we live but in Luria's teachings, complete tikkun would undo the world we know.
This phrase with kabbalistic roots has come to connote social justice.
Aware as we may be of the importance of visiting and assisting people who are ill, we still have to overcome our fears and hesitations in order to perform this mitzvah.
The importance of this act is emphasized in daily prayers.