Tikkun Olam and Community Outreach

The mission of the CSS Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) Committee is to coordinate acts of community service, social action and Tzedakah. Facilitating the linkage of interested individuals with projects and opportunities will help to benefit the community, both within our walls and beyond.

This web page is the central clearing house for many of the activities and organizations that reflect the objectives.

If you would like more information, please use this page as a guide to contact the appropriate point person(s) listed. To contact the committee, email the CSS Tikkun Olam Committee.


CSS Bingo ongoing Phil Herzbrun every Monday
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive Nov Chris Cohan feed our community
Camp Good Days summers help at camp
NAACP ongoing Georg Iggers Become a member
Lee Anthone Child Advocacy Cnt open Judith Olin read
Amherst MealsOnWheels ongoing 716-636-3065 Hours/Activity
Food Pantry ongoing   Network Relig Commun
Chai Friendship Circle ongoing Keren Green Teen volunteers needed

CSS Member Events

Temple members reach out to the community through many social action projects including:

  • Food drives for Thanksgiving (the Thanksgiving Basket Project feeds over 500 families a year) and the High Holidays
  • Religious School Pre-Walk Off Hunger for the Food Bank of WNY
  • Annual Walk Off Hunger walkathon for the Food Bank of WNY
  • Joint activities with neighboring faith communities
  • Women’s Torah Study at Weinberg Campus
  • Supporting local homeless shelters
  • Shabbat Morning Services at Canterbury Woods, monthly
  • Support for people who are ill, recently discharged from the hospital, sitting Shiva, or just had a new baby

Please contact the Temple office for more info on any of these programs at 716-633-8877 or send an email.

CSS members are welcome to list the events in which they are personally participating. If you would like to have your information posted, email Tikkum Olam Committee Include: your name, event date, email, the organization, and link to your personal/team fundraising site.

Dan & Gunilla Kester ongoing Shoes for Africa Donate shoes