Social Action / Tikkun Olam Repairing the World
Tzedek – Justice
Tikkun Olam – Completing the world
Chesed – Charity
These ideas are the cornerstones of the Jewish tradition and values we cherish. (But that doesn't mean we can't have fun doing them!)
W&L Hillel enables students to pursue tzedek, tikkun olam, and chesed in many ways. Be it raising funds for local, national and international environmental organizations or giving of our time and talents here in Rockbridge County or on a service-learning trip, Hillel students are making a difference.
The Fund for Jewish Social Responsibility
W&L Hillel is honored to carry out the vision of local Jewish philanthropists by helping to meet the most basic material needs of children living in poverty in Lexington and Rockbridge County through the endowed Fund for Jewish Social Responsibility. Every year Hillel students provide clothing, shoes, books (and a toy or two!) as well as an introduction to the Jewish value of tikkun olam the neediest children in our community.