Framed by the Jewish imperatives of tzedakah (justice), gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness), and tikkun olam (repair of the world), the MIT Tzedek Initiative aspires to provide a forum to learn, explore ideas, and act on behalf of the issues that are most important to students.
"You are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it."
-Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) 2:2
Tzedek is a student-empowered initiative at MIT Hillel. If you have an idea, we're here to help you make it happen. Here are some examples of what we have done in the past:
- Volunteering at the Jewish Family and Children Service (JFCS) food pantry, packing donated food at the food pantry and delivering to a few families.
- Baking/selling cookies to raise awareness and money for Save a Child’s Heart.
- Working at the MIT Soup Kitchen housed at a local church, a project created by a Hillel undergrad.
- Tutoring and teaching local underprivileged students computer skills.
- Working with Challah for Hunger, an affiliated student group.
- Donating to Chai Lifeline in our tzedakah box.
If you're interested in getting more involved in social justice work or education, please write firstname.lastname@example.org.