Tikkum Olam/Social Action

Through a wide array of activities from all aspects of the Mickve Israel membership, we are very active within the Savannah community.

Our Social Action Committee is involved in a variety of projects within our community.  Some of our main programs are highlighted below.

Backpack Buddies

In September 2008,  our Social Action Committee asked the congregation to consider helping with the Backpack Buddies Program.   During that school year we were able to provide needy students at East Broad Elementary School with backpacks filled with complete meals for the weekend.  For those involved, the program was very rewarding.  We were even featured in Reform Judaism magazine as a successful temple initiative. 

In addition to the dedicated volunteers, the program has only been possible because of your generosity with both food and monetary contributions.  Backpack Buddies depends upon your continued support.

We have already become a model for others in our community.  Please keep the fire burning!

Congregations in Service

Since 2004, this interfaith group representing a diversity of Savannahcongregations has been coordinating one-day volunteer service opportunities at various venues.  In 2018, members of Mickve Israel still regularly participate in a variety of projects.   

For additional information on any of these social action activities, please email, referencing your area of interest. 


Mickve Israel’s Sisterhood is an organization of women in the synagogue that provides opportunities for involvement, personal growth, and commitment to the future. We are women who work together for the betterment of our selves, our synagogue and our community. Whether you are looking to participate in a quick one-day project, or a long-term commitment in seeing a project through to its finish, our Sisterhood offers many opportunities for involvement. You choose your own level of participation and commitment. Take a look at some of the variety of activities we offer and choose the ones that suit your interests Whether you are a 90 year old native, a young mother, a retiree new to Savannah or just a woman looking for a way to become involved, you will be able to find a program that fits in your time commitment and interest level.