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Tikkun Olam

No Hate/No Fear Solidarity Rally at Synagogue Emanu-El, January 12, 2020

Tikkun  olam (Hebrew for "repair the world") is the Jewish concept of following the commandments to help others.  We as Jews are tasked with repairing the world in preparation for the world to come.  Synagogue Emanu-El's Tikkun olam program of social action and community service is active in our communities--the Jewish community, the Lowcountry, and the world beyond the local.  We are always better together and together we will be as we make Tikkun olam an ever important part of Synagogue Emanu-El.

Check the calendar for social action opportunities!


Helping the Needy

Mindy Hawkins Shares Her Experience Volunteering at Tricounty Family Ministries

Every Wednesday, Tricounty Family Ministries distributes bags of groceries and hygiene products to neighbors in need via a socially distant walk up or contact free car line. This week, Emanu-El members helped with this effort. Thanks so much for helping “repair the world”!

For Tikkun olam opportunities, please check the calendar - or contact Sandra Brett.


Cleaning Up the Waterways



Judaism has profound respect for the environment.  On May 23, we joined Charleston Waterkeeper and Synagogue Emanu-El for a marsh cleanup along the Ashley River.  Charleston Waterkeeper staff scientist Cheryl Carmack was on hand to explain the importance of keeping our waterways safe and clean.

Helping Local Children

Students at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School browse books donated by Synagogue Emanu-El

Thu, October 28 2021 22 Cheshvan 5782