About Us

Who we are

The Tikkun Olam Chavurah is a Philadelphia-based spiritual and political community grounded in Jewish tradition. Working in the pursuit of tzedek (justice) and tikkun olam (repair of the world), we focus on interfaith work to support social justice in the Philadelphia area and in Israel/Palestine.

Our work includes supporting immigrant rights and environmental sustainability, preventing gun violence, resisting the assault on public education, and promoting economic justice in the Philadelphia region. We also work to support peace with justice in Israel/Palestine.

We are building a community committed to radical inclusion that supports one another's paths in seeking justice. We gather to study, pray, and celebrate holidays as well as take action for social change.

We welcome diversity

The Tikkun Olam Chavurah provides a welcoming environment, particularly for those who have not always been welcomed into the mainstream Jewish community: the queer community, people of color, those whose views on Israel/Palestine challenge the mainstream Jewish community, the economically disadvantaged, and those who are part of interfaith or multifaith households.

We value our youth

Children approaching their Bar/Bat Mitzvah can connect with us to make their social justice project truly transformative. We will open up many possibilities for them in our new monthly program:

  • To learn about Jewish social justice
  • To connect with like-minded youth
  • To learn ways to celebrate Jewish holidays that incorporate tikkun olam
  • To engage in tikkun olam projects geared to adolescents

Contact Rabbi Michael Ramberg (

mvramberg@yahoo.com

) or Rabbi Linda Holtzman ( ) to learn about this program.