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Teen Fellowship Real World Initiative by Star Members, Brooke Braverman and Kyle Goldenberg

Through the BT Teen Fellowship Program, our teens, Brooke and Kyle are kicking off their real-world initiative that will better our synagogue and community at large, more specifically with a Food service for Holocaust survivors living in poverty in the Greater Toronto Area.

Collecting and Distributing Food to Holocaust Survivors/the Elderly in the GTA

We are off to a good start! We have begun collecting non-perishable food items and a food-collection bin will be set up at Beth Tikvah starting Monday, September 12th.

Examples of some non-perishable food items include: canned foods, rice, pasta, canned tuna, cereals

Stay tuned for other dates when we will be collecting and distributing food to Holocaust Survivors and the elderly! Such a beautiful mitzvah!



As heads of the student-run Holocaust Education Committee at TanenbaumCHAT, in addition to running the Yom HaShoah assembly and several other clubs and committees at school, Brooke and Kyle have dedicated much of their time at high school focusing on Holocaust studies.

It is a sad reality that in such a strong Jewish community like ours in Toronto, there are Holocaust survivors who live in need of basic goods and services, such as food. Our initiative will help solve this problem. 

It is written in Pirkei Avot 1:2: “The world stands on three things: on Torah, on the worship of G-D, and on acts of kindness.” It is our moral obligation to the victims, the survivors, to our people, and to humanity to never forget what happened during the Holocaust, and to vow: never again. This includes helping and caring for the survivors who live in our community and ensuring that they do not have to worry about getting basic needs and goods, such as meals.

Furthermore, our initiative would deepen the connection between Beth Tikvah congregants to Judaism and to our Jewish community as it would involve performing Mitzvot. Shul members, particularly youth, would get to take part in a great program that would make the world a better place, one meal at a time → Tikkun Olam in action.


Mon, 20 May 2024 12 Iyyar 5784