Midot Values

“We build truth, integrity, beauty, and goodness according to our own measure.” – Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

The JCC Maccabi Games®, ArtsFest®, & Access® are not only about being a part of the Jewish people; it comes with a mission: to make the world a better place and to make ourselves better people. We express these values to help us remember the greater mission of the Games, ArtsFest and Judaism.


 

Tikkun Olam –תיקון עולם – Repairing the World

Shimon (the son of Rabban Gamliel) says, “It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes all the difference in the world.” (Pirkei Avot 1:17)
שמעון בנו אומר… ולא המדרש הוא העיקר אלא המעשה
פרקי אבות 1:17

The Hebrew phrase tikkun olam means “repairing the world.” In modern Jewish circles, tikkun olam has become synonymous with the notion of social action and the pursuit of social justice.