What is community service for a Jew? Tikkun ‘Olam. Our responsibility as Jews to pursue justice, lift up the needy, and repair the world.
What is Tikkun ‘Olam at the Academy? Community service, social action and the pursuit of social justice, and the desire to change and improve the world around us.
Our students help the needy, the sick, the elderly, and the disenfranchised; they are involved in peacemaking, planet-cleaning, or peer-tutoring.
The entire Academy community also participates in school-wide activities such as the Martin Luther King Day of Service, Greensboro’s Mitzvah Day, and the annual Special Olympics.
As Jews, we have an obligation to improve the world for mankind. At the Academy our actions reflect our will.
God demands we “unlock the chains of evil, and untie the ropes of lawlessness; to let the oppressed go free, to break off every yoke…. to share your bread with the hungry, and take the wretched poor into your home; when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to ignore your own kin.”
“Tikkun olam—it’s naturally instilled at AHA. When I went to Vietnam to study health issues and help with sustainable development projects, I wasn’t being righteous. I just wanted to face a challenge and learn from it.”
-Rebecca, Emory University