Tikkun Olam Projects
Grade Level Projects
Each grade level focuses on a year long Tikkun Olam project that provides ongoing opportunities to participate in “repairing our world” and integrates the values of social action into daily activities. Students and teachers plan together to develop a project that is meaningful to them, and that will make a difference to others. The experience-based learning involved in Tikkun Olam is linked to classroom instruction and enhances skills related to the core curriculum.
- Kindergarteners help others. They support Sivukile, an organization providing training for South African families. The Kindergarteners communicate with and provide items for the children there.
- First graders focus on teva, nature. They support Heal the Bay and Jewish World Watch's Recycled Water Garden Project. The students participate in beach clean-up and create a water garden.
- Second graders embrace l'dor va dor, generation to generation. They support the Israel Levin Center, by providing holiday visits and communicate and share with seniors.
- Third graders feed the hungry. They support Wilshire Boulevard Temple Food Pantries, collect canned goods each Friday, pack and distribute food at the pantries.
- Fourth graders assist those in need. They support P.A.T.H., pack lunches and help transitional families.
- Fifth graders work with children with disabilites. They volunteer at Shane's Inspiration, bringin students to Aiden's Place Playground and visiting with them at their home school.
- Sixth graders help the homeless. They work with St. Joseph's Center, collecting needed items, serving meals and packing and distributing food.
The Friday Tzedakah donations in each classroom are then designated for the causes that the grade level supports.
The Tikkun Olam Committee of the Brawerman Elementary School Parent Association works with students and faculty to facilitate school-wide Tikkun Olam activities all during the school year.
- Goodie bags for Rosh Hashanah
- Thanksgiving Baskets
- Toy Collection
- Book Drive
- Purim Baskets