J-SERVE is a community-wide day of volunteering in which hundreds of Jewish teens from across Greater MetroWest will come together to participate in meaningful Jewish service-learning projects.
Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
901 Route 10, Whippany
Highlights of the day:
SERVICE EXPO, including mini service projects from community partners
Completely TEEN-LED service projects, reflections, and Jewish learning
12 HANDS-ON service projects
Volunteers from the ENTIRE Greater MetroWest community
Below is a list of community service opportunities offered at J-SERVE. Please complete the short registration form indicating your top 3 choices. A parent must confirm your project selections at the bottom of this form. We will assign projects based on availability.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED, SO PICK YOUR PROJECTS SOON!
Soldier Support - Learn about "lone soldiers," and then create packages to send to them in Israel.
First Aid + Wellness - Learn to recognize distress sign language and CPR skills
Anti-Bullying Project - Learn about anti-bullying techniques and how to be an upstander instead of a bystander, and create tools and strategies to combat bullying. Learn meditation and wellness techniques from Sababa Beach Camp and create inspirational posters to help victims of bullying.
In Their Shoes - (Open to teens age 14+ ONLY) Participate in a domestic violence educational simulation run by the Rachel Coalition and learn how to support victims. Afterwards, create activity bags for children to use during litigation.
Survivors Memorial - Connect with Holocaust survivors to hear and help preserve their stories. Decorate votive candle holders to use during a candle-lighting ceremony to honor those who perished.
Lester Environmental Project - Work together with adults from Lester Senior Housing to paint pots and plant seeds.
L’Dor V’Lester (Project with Seniors) - Connect with Jewish seniors by creating picture frames for them to use.
Helping the Homeless - Create bags containing a variety of useful items. Each J-SERVE participant will get a bag to keep in the trunk of the family car to give to a person who is homeless.
Sharing Shabbat - Assemble and decorate Shabbat items for hospitalized Jewish patients.
Buddy-It-Up - Play sports and do arts and crafts with adults with special needs who are visiting from Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey.
Teen Phone-a-Thon - Make calls to donors in support of Federation’s UJA Annual Campaign.
Caring for Kids - Create care packages for children in long term hospitalization.