Tikkun olam is an integral part of Brawerman East. We know our students will become readers, writers, and mathematicians, so the next question is: what will they do with those skills? Tikkun olam offers a natural means to inspire kids to use their skills for the power of good.

Our inaugural Kindergarten class became problem solvers through a teacher-created, developmentally appropriate, student-centered, progressive curriculum. Students work together to identify problems in the world that they want to solve, and then go about working to solve those problems.  

To date, students have organized a beach cleanup, cooked a meal for Temple staff, collected Halloween candy for the military, and participated in the Temple’s Big Give and Big Sunday volunteer efforts. Students collect recycling on a weekly basis to fund their tikkun olam initiatives.

As our school grows, we have visions of students creating a microlending company with their tzedakah money and actively participating in Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Karsh Family Social Services Center. We know they will do great things.