Mitzvah Corps

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam (תיקון עולם) is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world" which suggests that G-d’s work is unfinished and it is the duty of humanity to heal, repair and transform the world. Congregation Shaarey Tikvah views Tikkun Olam as the collective responsibility of our kehilah. It is our mission to engage in four yearly projects that serve to make a difference in the lives of Greater Clevelanders who are marginalized due to their economic, social, cultural, racial or educational limitations. These projects have included:

  • Food collection and donations.
  • Little Free Library—collection and distribution of books to children.
  • Clothing collection sorted by adults with disabilities and donated to recovering addicts.
  • Kesher Chanukah—donations are divided between charities designated each year by CST congregants.
  • School Supplies and Related Items - collection and distribution to the Newcomers Academy in Cleveland.

We welcome participants as well as ideas for future projects. If interested, contact Debbie Picker,


“Walk in the ways of God.  As God visits and brings comfort to those who are ill, so must I emulate God by visiting and bringing comfort to those who are sick.” (Babylonian Talmud, Sotah 14a)

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah is committed to offering support and caring to our congregants and their loved ones.   Volunteers reach out to those in the CST family who are in need of support and to those celebrating happy occasions as well.  There are many ways to get involved by:

  • Providing rides to the synagogue
  • Preparing/delivering meals to families in mourning or after the arrival of a baby
  • Visiting the homebound or those in nursing home
  • Hosting a Shabbat/Holiday meal
  • Shopping for groceries

If you and your family wish to volunteer for these Mitzvah opportunities or need our services, contact Nina Rosner,