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Teen Tikkun Olam

Teen Tikkun Olam (TTO), a Temple B’nai Abraham group for teens in grades 8-12, meets one to two times a month. The goal of TTO is to volunteer in our synagogue and larger community. By making a difference in meaningful ways, we hope to nourish the expanding mind and soul of our Jewish teens. We help them explore how doing for others can be a miraculous moment for both the giver and receiver. Additionally, we give teens the opportunity to become the philanthropic leaders of our teen community!

TTO meets the first Tuesday of each month, September to June, at 5:30 p.m. Jordan Gelber is the advisor.

Join the TTO team and make a world of difference! Cost to join is $36 for members and $72 for non-members for the year.

TTO team leaders for 2022-23

Jadyn Kestenbaum and Sydney Klein, co-presidents

Lindsey Lechner, vice-president

Colette Kay, secretary

Jared Leit, treasurer

Gabe Strassman & Spencer Ellenbogen, social media chairs

Jacob Heyderman, seventh grade class president

Max Eber, ninth grade class president

Jeremy Flitt, eleventh grade class president

Causes and events TTO is planning to support for 2022-23

October: Kids in Cleats

November: midday run & TBA Mitzvah Day

December: Comfort Project 360 and St. Barnabas toy drive

January: Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors

February: Friendship Circle & Jewish Disability Awareness Month

March: Israel Defense Forces letter campaign

April: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)

May: animal rescue & car wash

TTO 2022-2023 Calendar
Meetings are Tuesdays at TBA unless noted otherwise

9/20/22 5:45-6:45 p.m., opening meeting 
10/11/22 5:45-7 p.m., all TBA teen Sukkot event 
10/18/22 5:45-6:45 p.m., Kids in Cleats planning meeting via Zoom
11/1/22 5:45-6:45 p.m., Mitzvah Day/midday run planning 
11/20/22 Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,  Mitzvah Day 
12/6/22 5:45-6:45 p.m. toy drive
12/20/22 5:45-7 p.m., all TBA teen Hanukkah party
Date TBD, Sunday TBA Midday Run TBA/Newark
1/31/23 5:45-6:45 p.m. Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors 
2/7/23 5:45 p.m. start, volunteering with Friendship Circle, location TBD 
3/6/23 Monday 4:00-5:45pm Help at JLP Purim-Palozza TBA
3/19/23 Sunday TBA CommUnity Mitzvah Day with Jewish Fed. GMW 
5/2/23 5:45-6:45 p.m. Elections/Last meeting 

Makom 2022-2023 Calendar
Meetings are at TBA unless noted otherwise

10/11/22 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. Teen Sukkot event with falafel in the TBA sukkah
11/8/22 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. First session with pizza
11/20/22 Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Mitzvah Day
12/13/22 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. Topic TBD by rabbis, with sushi
12/20/22 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. Teen Hanukkah party with latkes
1/10/23 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. Topic TBD by rabbis, with Chinese
Date TBD,  Sunday TBD Midday Run  TBA/Newark
2/14/23 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. Topic TBD by rabbis, with pizza 
3/14/23 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. Topic TBD by rabbis, with falafel
3/19/23 Sunday TBA CommUnity Mitzvah Day with Jewish Fed. GMW
4/18/23 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. Yom Hashoah, with sushi
5/16/23 Tuesday 5:45-7 p.m. Topic TBD by rabbis, with Chinese TBA
TBD Sunday TBD possible end-of-year trip

Tue, July 23 2024 17 Tammuz 5784