Participating in Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world, teaches students that we each have a responsibility to make the world a better place. Students learn that each individual working to do something good can lead to a community collectively making a difference in the world in which we live.
Understanding what community means and feeling a sense of obligation to and respect for community are important goals at San Diego Jewish Academy. SDJA will often use current events and crises as learning opportunities to teach students that everyone has a responsibility to help when there is a problem or need.
Students have rallied the community with Tikkun Olam projects related to: Hurricane Katrina, The earthquake in Haiti, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Tornadoes in Oklahoma, the “Super storm” that devastated the east coast and most recently, the earthquake that hit Ecuador.