At Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, we take seriously the teaching of Pirkei Avot (Sayings of the Fathers) that the world rests on three things: study, prayer, and acts of lovingkindness.  Within our community, we care for each other in many ways, including:

  • Preparing and delivering meals to families in mourning or after the arrival of a new baby
  • Providing rides to synagogue or other important appointments
  • Visiting the homebound or those in nursing home
  • Hosting a Shabbat or holiday meal
  • Shopping for groceries for those who can’t get out


We also work to extend our circle of caring and justice to make a difference in the lives of marginalized members of our wider community in Greater Cleveland. Many of our members are involved in this work, both professionally and as volunteers.  As a congregation, we also undertake a number of projects each year; these have included:

  • Food collection and donations to the Hebrew Shelter Home, Cleveland Food Bank, and Kosher Food Pantry
  • Collecting pots and pans, dishes, school supplies and bicycles for refugees.
  • Keeping a local Little Free Library stocked with children’s books
  • Collecting toiletries and other supplies for the Mount Pleasant community
  • Making and delivering holiday treats to local first responders
  • Collecting coats, hats, gloves and other warm clothing for the homeless

We welcome participants as well as ideas for future projects. If interested, contact Martha Sivertson.