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Tikkun Olam

As a community, we are always seeking out new ways to do 'Tikkun Olam' or 'Repairing the world.'

In the last few years, UHC congregants have engaged in numerous projects related to various community service themes, from environmental conservation to improving food security for the needy.  We have partnered with organisations such as Ground Up Initiative, the Abdullah  Shooker Jewish Welfare Home, Willing Hands, ONE (SINGAPORE),  the Nature Society,  Book Matters, Leket Israel and the Singapore Food Bank, and we look forward to working with others as we expand our efforts to help make the world a better place.  

Your ideas are welcome!

Here are some past projects that may inspire you:

  • As part of the annual UHC Omer Challenge, we raised money for the the Ground Up Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation located in Singapore. In conjunction with this effort, several families and UHC religious school students went to Balik Kampung to volunteer in person. We had a wonderful time digging, weeding, planting, composting, washing up with natural products, cooking home grown food, and getting clean in the stream!
  • We collect canned and packaged foods over several food drives, and have raised thousands of dollars on behalf of the Singapore Food Bank and Leket Israel. This project was definitely member-driven - a congregant was deeply affected upon learning more about those in both Singapore and Israel who struggle with food security for their families.
  • Our Hannukah Tzedakah program includes both volunteering and charitable donations. The UHC B'nei Mitzvah students research and identify a charity, and lead congregational efforts
  • We volunteer to clear debris from the Mandai Madflats as part of Nature Society's Coastal Cleanup project.
  • In 2015, our members collected more than 1000 books and donated them to an English tutoring project called Book Matters, which fights illiteracy among underprivileged children across Asia.

Please contact us with your ideas or to join the Tikkun Olam Committee!

Tue, 18 February 2020 23 Sh'vat 5780