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Tikkun Olam Opportunities at Home

We wanted to inform you about the many ways in which you can support and help those in need in our community. During this time, it is more important than ever that we reach out to neighbors and family and friends, as well as strangers who are vulnerable, and take care of one another.

You can also donate to Rabbi Greene’s Discretionary Fund which the Rabbi uses to support congregants in need.

Tikkun Olam Opportunities by Category

Supporting the Hungry:

“Share your bread with the hungry, and take the wretched poor into your home. When you see the naked, clothe him, and do not ignore your own kin.” Isaiah 58:7

Supporting Those in Need:

“Your heart shall not be grieved when you give.” Deuteronomy 15:10

  • Donate blood in Boulder by making an appointment here: Donate Blood
  • Donate to Feed the Frontlines Boulder, a program that funds meals for first responders & healthcare workers by locally-owned Boulder restaurants.
  • Volunteer to make face masks for Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center. Or check out the Boulder JCC's Mask and Mask Material Donation Drop-off HERE.
  • Donate to There With Care’s COVID-19 Response Fund to provide essential staple items to families facing critical illness.
  • Order an item off of Casa de Paz’s Target registry to help immigrants released from the ICE detention center in Aurora and their families.
  • Support Bridge House, which runs Community Table, Ready to Work, Path to Home and the Severe Weather Shelter. Email to sign up for a safe volunteer slot or to donate supplies (Needed: new to-go containers and men’s white crew socks). Or Order their take and bake meals delivered to your home to support their mission: go to Community Table Take-Bake
  • Donate to the Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County.
  • Donate funds or supplies to BCAP (unopened cases or multi-packs from big box stores, preferably delivered from the store: tissues, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, other toiletries. No single items).
  • For COVID Volunteer opportunities for the City of Boulder, including for human services, the library, parks, or open space: go to CountMeIn.
  • Donate funds to Clinica Family Health, a center providing healthcare to the most vulnerable members of our community.
  • Consider buying a meal for a healthcare worker or first responder. Have the meal delivered to a local hospital.


“Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof – Justice, justice you shall pursue, that you may live, and inherit the land which the Lord your God gave you.” Deuteronomy 16:18

  • Write a Letter to an elected official about an important issue to you or your family.
  • Start a campaign about an important issue to you or your family. 
    • Create flyers, present via live stream, get in touch with the local newspapers, and/or start a petition.

Supporting Older Adults:

“Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:32

  • Help deliver groceries/run errands for seniors:
  • Donate funds to Meals on Wheels
  • Write a Letter or Make a Card:
    • Create and send a homemade card with a personal note inside to someone special and include a smaller blank homemade card and envelope with instructions on how they can “send it forward” to someone else.

Helping the Environment & Working Outside:

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Gen. 2:15

  • Help the Boulder Jewish Community with their Tu B’Shvat pledge to plant 5780 trees: go to JTree Boulder.
  • Plant seeds in small recyclable containers
  • Weed out the backyard or apartment complex
  • Decorate a compost or recycling bin
  • Make seed balls
  • Build and/or paint a birdhouse.
  • Litter Pick-Up

Helping Your Neighbor (but ask first!):

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:9

  • Mow their lawn
  • Wash their car
  • Walk their dog
  • Spring Cleaning

This is a list of organizations in Boulder County that need our help. Har HaShem does not endorse these organizations or have existing relationships with all of them.

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784