The concept of "Tikkun Olam," or repairing the world through social action, is an essential Jewish obligation. We recognize that those of us privileged with education and relative wealth have the ability to improve our communities and make a difference in people's lives. The projects supported by our Social Action Committee offer many opportunities for individuals to contribute to the wellbeing of our global community. Temple Adas Israel has a serious public commitment to something larger than its own continued existence. Through acts of compassion that address the immediate needs of those who are vulnerable in our global society, enlightened members will be drawn into passionate engagement with several of the major social concerns of our times.