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BT Tikkun Olam

One of the most important missions of Rabbi Colin Brodie and Congregation B’nai Torah is Tikkun Olam, helping others. This year, we are hoping to plan many more activity-based service projects, in addition to collecting donations for those in need. Some of these ideas include Binky Patrol (making fleece blankets), helping Afghan refugees in different ways, food drives for local shelters and animal shelters, and working with local women’s shelters. I

f anyone has an idea or would like to help with one of the projects, please contact Amy Broad, VP of Tikkun Olam, at

Dates for upcoming Tikkun Olam events:

November 14, 2021 at 11:00 am - Binkathon - Come make blankets with us to donate to those in need. 



Here is some information about some of the organizations we will help support:


Binky Patrol is an organization that donates handmade blankets to children and teens who are in hospitals, have a chronic illness, or have undergone trauma (house fire, losing a family member or friend, homelessness).  Most people make fleece blankets using a fairly simple cut-and-tie method but crocheted and knit blankets are also welcome.

For the fleece blankets, JoAnn Fabrics sells sets of fleece (1 solid, 1 pattern) that are already the correct size (approximately 48") for a child/teen. Or you can purchase fleece by the yard from JoAnn Fabrics or Walmart.  Please purchase 1.5 yards each of a pattern and a solid, that is the correct size for a child/teen.

Prefer to crochet or knit blankets? Binky Patrol will take those too!  Sizes can range from 24 inches for a preemie, to a larger size for a teen. Please use machine washable yarn. Any patterns are acceptable.


For the fleece blankets we recommend you watch the short tutorial video by Amy and Sarah Broad on the BT YouTube page:


Fleece and/or monetary donations are always appreciated if you prefer not to make the blankets yourself.

Binky Patrol of Southern CT website:

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783