Repairing The World

Larchmont Temple’s approach to Tikkun Olam has three pillars: social action, social justice, and community care. The foundation of those pillars is a belief that a mending mindset starts with a choice that becomes a habit--one that transcends daily life and becomes a blessing. In this way, we honor God, one another, and ourselves through the kindness and generosity we each have within us.


  1. To promote hands-on participation in events that contribute to charitable causes and community.
  2. To contribute financially to a variety of charitable organizations.
  3. To promote social advocacy at all levels of government and community.

If you have a desire to help make the world (and especially our community) a better place, please consider participating in the SAC. We meet once each month to discuss a variety of projects and events that we organize for this cause. You can also help us decide where to donate money from the Temple’s Social Action Tzedakah Fund. SAC members incur no financial commitment...just a desire to help repair the world. Come to our next meeting, or simply volunteer at one of our many programs. We welcome your help and input. Contact:

Long Term Opportunities

Upcoming Opportunities


The Larchmont Temple Social Justice Initiative works to address the underlying causes of social inequity by engaging in lobbying efforts to support legislation that speaks to our core Jewish values, and by educating and supporting our community in areas of social justice.

We look for opportunities to be impactful at three levels:

  1. Local (Larchmont/Mamaroneck and Westchester County),
  2. State (New York), and
  3. Federal (nationwide).

Join Us!

Please reach out to our co-chairs if you are interested in getting involved:

Jennifer Mitchell
Lisa Kaufmann

Resource Files

Here you will additional resource files related to Social Justice or related programming at LT.

LT Caring Community

HOLDING UP & ONTO ONE ANOTHER: Our Temple-Community Network of Support

In moments of loss…in dealing with illness…in facing the life challenges aging can bring, from our door to yours, we share your concern, and so extend our hearts and helping hands…

Extending Our Care....

With all of the uncertainty we are facing, if you are feeling the need to talk, we are here… Please call any of our clergy team anytime:

Rabbi Sirkman, Cantor OringelRabbi Frankel at 914.834.6120.

We are here with spiritual support & caring concern, as is our LT Caring Community.

If you are alone, or are needing help, our Caring Community volunteers are here for you. We are available to help with errands, like picking up a prescription or a gallon of milk, or to check in with a friendly phone call. We also have a number of our teens who can provide remote computer support. Unfortunately we cannot offer rides or visits during this time of social distancing.

If you need help or want to offer to provide help, you can contact our LT Caring Community Co-Chairs anytime:

Carolyn Kamlet or Juli Karson

In this moment when many are alone, we encourage you to reach out—via cell, text, FaceTime, or email. Connect with an old temple friend, or a new acquaintance. The magic of technology enables us to feel that human touch without ever leaving our living room…And a friendly voice or face reminds us we are linked through a community of care.