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Why Tzedek?

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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:

  • #givegelt Chanukah tzedakah campaign
  • Volunteering at the Boston Food Bank
  • Baking pies in advance of Thanksgiving for Community Servings
  • Working with Challah for Hunger, an affiliated student group.

If you're interested in getting more involved in social justice work or education, please write


MIT Hillel

Phone: 617-253-2982

MIT Hillel
Muriel and Norman B. Leventhal
Center for Jewish Life

40 Massachusetts Ave, Building W11
Cambridge, MA 02139

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