Generations for Social Action hosts TikkunOlamFest Oct. 28

Sharon Morton

On Sunday, Oct. 28 Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Congregation will sponsor a “hands-on” TikkunOlamFest as part of its Grandparents for Social Action program (GSA). TikkunOlamFest will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. at BSKI, 1107 E. Linden Avenue in Richmond Heights. The event will exhibit how intergenerational Jewish social action impacts lives and what makes a mitzvah “high-level” social action. Participants will be involved in mitzvah projects, walk away with community resources and be inspired by special guest Sharon Morton, Founder and Executive Director of Grandparents for Social Action in Glencoe, Ill.

Following Morton’s presentation, participants will work in round-robin fashion on projects that benefit five local charitable organizations, including Card Care Connection, Gateway 180, Kid’s Place, Crown Center for Senior Living and Nurses for Newborns. 

Morton worked for 32 years as Director of Religious Education at Am Shalom in Glencoe, Ill. with a specialty in holistic education and social action work. Learn more about her organization at

Families, couples and singles from all area synagogues, non-affiliated and Jews new to St. Louis are invited to register for the TikkunOlamFest by Oct. 23 to secure their spot. The event is free event and includes a light lunch. 

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RSVP to [email protected] or 314-725-6230 with the number of attendees. To make contributions to the Marvin and Alice Rubin Fund, which is sponsoring the event and the GSA group, or to RSVP, contact the BSKI office. Visit for more information. Additional funding will help GSA continue programming and begin offering mini-grant opportunities to area children to continue mitzvah projects independently.