Family Community Service Day

Community is a big part of our name and what we do.  Join us Sunday, October 28 for our Community Service Day.
We do ask that you please pre-register so we know how many volunteers we will have that day.

12:30 PM, meet at the JCC for a light bagel lunch before traveling to the volunteer sites.

In the Jewish Calendar, the month of Cheshvan is the only month which does not have a Jewish holiday, and it is customary to engage in social action projects, fulfilling the mitzvah (commandment) to repair the world, Tikkun Olam. Join us for a morning of volunteering with your family. Recommended for children in Elementary and Middle School.

Volunteer Sites

  1. Somerville Jewish Cemetery (2) – Help to beautify the Jewish cemetery in Bridgewater, NJ by bringing the shine back to headstones memorializing those who are no longer with us. Spend a couple of hours using power washers and sponges to restore the headstones. Best suited for upper elementary age children or older and adults.
  2. Somerville Jewish Cemetery (3) – Help keep the cemetery looking beautiful and well maintained for those coming to visit or for a graveside funeral. Volunteer projects may include hedge trimming, raking leaves, pulling weeds, and other landscape maintenance tasks. Best suited for elementary age children or older and adults.
  3. SHIP (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program) (2) – SHIP creates programs and offers services to those in need, including cooking and serving meals at no cost. They are seeking volunteers to help clean the kitchens which provide such critical services to the community. Best suited for middle school children or older and adults.
  4. SHIP (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program) (3) – SHIP creates programs and offers services to those in need, including making and/or serving meals at no cost. Help make Brown Bag lunches to be served that week on the Mobile SHIP Truck which distributes lunches daily to those in the community. We’ll be making sandwiches and stuffing individualized brown bags for 60 people. Best suited for preschool and elementary age children and adults.
  5. Stein Assisted Living (2) – Enjoy an afternoon of friendly visiting, trivia, and snack distribution with residents in the Dementia Ward at Stein Assisted Living. The seniors so look forward to having visitors for an afternoon, especially young kids! Best suited for preschool and elementary age children and adults.

Questions about this program can be directed to Alanna Steinberg. 908-443-9026 or asteinberg@ssbjcc.org

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