Knitting Chevra–October to April, 2nd Sunday of the month plus year-round clothing drive
Food and Toiletries Drives–Ongoing year-round
Volunteers cook and serve lunch at the IFC shelter in Chapel Hill the first Wednesday of every month. Contact Gladys Siegel to volunteer.
Volunteers cook and serve dinner at the IFC shelter in Chapel Hill the second Tuesday of every month. Contact Meyer Liberman to volunteer.
The Backpack Project Hadera Kids: Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation’s partner city in Israel
Hadera is a small coastal city between Tel Aviv and Haifa with a disproportionately large number of Ethiopian immigrants. The Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation has supported Ethiopian immigrants in Hadera since 2004. We have been able to fulfill some basic needs, mainly of school age children, of the Ganei Alon community. We established a computer room with PCs, a library, and an awning for the children to be able to spend time outdoors protected from the sun. We also participated in projects paying attention to the needs of teenagers and senior citizens.
As part of our relationship with the Hadera project, we started a tradition of bringing backpacks for children every time any of us is visits Hadera. The kids seem to enjoy the backpacks enormously! We would like for every visitor of our community, who is willing to be a witness to a wonderful project that our community efforts are building, to bring with them at least one backpack and, hopefully, visit Hadera.
Monthly, Jewish Family Services provides a program and lunch for seniors in our community. This is a wonderful opportunity for our elderly seniors to get together on a regular basis and spend time chatting over a good lunch. We are looking for small groups of friends, a family or two, a Hebrew school class, a B’nai Mitzvah student to consider preparing or sponsoring a lunch in honor or memory of someone (or just for the fun of it!) for 15 to 20 seniors. This is an easy and wonderfully rewarding mitzvah opportunity. For more information, please contact Michele Pas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-493-3175.
Taste of Hope
What’s Not To Like? Annual Benefit Yiddish Song–watch for 2015 date
Social Action Shabbat
Help us honor our Social Action leaders at services and a special kiddush luncheon–watch for 2015 date