Tikkun Olam Week

Tikkun Olam Week
Sun Apr 28 – Sun May 5

Renew your commitment to tikkun olam, the Jewish act of repairing the world and caring for those in need. Tikkun Olam Week begins with our annual Mitzvah Day on Sun Apr 28, and follows with many engaging opportunities to make a positive community impact throughout the week.


Tikkun Olam Week & Mitzvah Day are sponsored by the Benmosché family.



Mitzvah Day
Sun April 28 |  11:00a
Engaging our community in hands-on public service projects such as:
Preparing meals for the homeless
Planting flowers for senior citizens
Writing letters to Israeli soldiers

Bring an unwrapped, unused gift to donate to Al’s Angels

Mitzvah Day Project Details




Tikkun Olam Week Community Impact Opportunities


TI Teens & BBYO Full Court for Kindness
Sun Apr 28  | 6p-9p
Westport YMCA
Team TI will play in this interfaith basketball tournament as we raise money for causes we care about.


Read Aloud
Wed May 1  | 9:30a
Tisdale School, Bridgeport
Read stories to the students at this elementary school in Bridgeport. Books and breakfast provided.


ECC Stuffed  With Love
Fri May 3  | 12:30p & 1:30p
Build and stuff a bear to donate to Al’s Angels. You will purchase a bear and then stuff the bear here at TI or bring the bear home to stuff. If you are bringing the bear home to stuff, it will be available for pick up on Fri May 3. Please email Nancy Isaacs if you have any questions.
Purchase Bear


The Kindness Advantage
Fri May 3  | 11a-12p
In homes and school communities nationwide, there is re-energized interest in the values of community, compassion, and tolerance, and in finding our way to a kinder culture. The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children, by Dale V. Atkins, PhD and Amanda R. Salzhauer, MSW  is a practical and concrete guide for parents and grandparents to equip a young child with the essential skills to have a positive influence on the world.  All ECC and TI families are welcome to meet Amanda R. Salzhauer as she speaks about the research and positive impact of kindness and its impact on child development. She will read excerpts from the book and solicit examples of real-life experiences, followed by a Q & A. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase.


TI Teens & BBYO Midnight Run
Fri  May 3 |   6p-1a
Jewish teens in grades 8-12 will come together to help the homeless in NYC in a hands-on experience.


Revitalize a Local Neighborhood
Sun May 5  | 9a
We are planning an offsite activity to either spruce up a local garden, or paint houses. Stay tuned for details.


Donate a Meal at the Gillespie Center
Tuesday evenings
Gillespie Center, Westport
Prepare and serve dinner, share a warm smile and friendly words, to the Westport homeless population.