Tikkun Olam

תיקון עולם

repair the world

In the world of progressive Judaism, of which Beth Hillel Roma is a part, the imperative of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world, acting to pursue justice and social equity, effective solidarity with those, Jews and non-Jews, that they need material and moral support – is a fundamental element.

With the formation of the new Governing Council of our community, we have given life to a renewed Commission committed to this endeavour.

As regards external commitments, we maintain contact with Casa Africa, an association that assists African refugees in Rome. In this context, we started a project to help them learn Italian, make a collection of blankets and warm clothes, especially for men.

With regard to the urgencies within our community, exacerbated by the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 epidemic that enormously complicate the possibility of meeting and interpersonal relationships, we considered it appropriate to activate a nucleus of solidarity and assistance. Our members and associates who need help can contact a dedicated telephone to which we will answer in turn. We offer assistance for transport to the Synagogue, for telephone conversations, for help with internet connections, for the purchase and supply of medicines, food or other needs.

The phone number was sent with our newsletter.