Tikkun Olam –
Community Service

Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase that means repairing the world, which suggests humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world.

The Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam underpins all that we do at SMMIS, and our Community Service programmes offer ongoing opportunities for our students to internalise this philosophy.

Old Age Home in Singapore

Singapore is fortunate to have its own Jewish home for the elderly which is totally funded and supported by the community.

SMMIS students have the opportunity to share with the elders of our community. Effort is made to ensure that our students visit and experience the holidays with the residents of the home and bring smiles to their faces.

Love, Nils

LOVE, NILS is a Singaporean charity that provides children with cancer and their caregivers much needed healthcare guidance, emotional care plus social and community support that will enable them to thrive. 

SMMIS students support LOVE, NILS each year by donating new, high quality toys, games and electronics for the charity’s annual holiday season Toy Drive.

Zirchon Menachem

Zichron Menachem is a not-for-profit organization that grants immediate, practical and long-term aid and solutions to young cancer patients from the moment of diagnosis and throughout their battle with illness, as well as physical and emotional support to parents and families throughout the long, excruciating ordeal.

Students have raised over $1,200 for this organisation through our Middot Program. We have also had students donating their own hair to cancer patients.

Leket Foundation

Founded in 2003, Leket Israel serves as Israel’s largest food bank and food rescue network actively working to alleviate the problem of nutritional insecurity among Israel’s diverse population.

Uniform Drive

With our school quickly growing and expanding, many changes have been underway. One of those changes was the introduction of new uniforms. But what do we do with our old uniforms?

With the help of parents, SMMIS students gathered their old uniforms and donated them to students in need in a school in the Thailand!

National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA)

In 2022 SMMIS launched the NYAA programme for our Secondary School students. The NYAA programme is designed to allow youth to engage themselves in the community and learn beyond what they do in the classroom. It equips the students with skills which will allow them to contribute back to the community, cultivate habits that will keep them mentally and physically healthy, as well as better appreciate nature.
 
As part of their NYAA, the students are working in their groups to engage in 20 hours of service learning. They have spent the last 2 months planning fundraising events to raise money to donate for their chosen charity. These include: Save the Tiger; Endangered Animals in Singapore and the Saint Andrew Autism Centre.

I feel happy in this school, the teachers are kind and my friends are very nice. I have friends from many countries in my class- Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Israelis and Koreans, and we all play and talk together and share some things about our homes and countries and culture. 

ESTHER

8, Grade 3

I love the activities we do in class. I like how we learn by exploring and not reading from the textbook all the time. It is less lecture, more active learning now and I love school. 

ROMAN

12, Grade 6