Blessings In a Backpack (Foundation School Families)

backpackWe will be sorting donated food and packing "backpacks" for elementary school children at North Beach and Fienberg-Fisher Elementary Schools who qualify for free or reduced lunches. These children often do not have enough food to eat on the weekends or during school breaks, so the "backpacks" will help supplement. Our young children will make cards to put in the packages. This is a Foundation School project and is geared for ages Pre-K and under.

Backpacks will be assembled on Saturday or Sunday at 10:30 am (following Tot Shabbat) and delivered on Mondays:
Sunday/Monday, October 18/19, 2015
(Sponsored by the Richard Sharpstein Humanitarian Fund)
Saturday/Monday, December 12, 2015
Sunday/Monday, January 31/February 1, 2016 (Mitzvah Day)
Saturday/Monday, March 12/14, 2016
Saturday/Monday, May 21/23, 2016

Contact -
Rachel Samek 
Marina Lubow 


CHSChildren's Home Society of Florida ("CHS") provides a safe environment for abused and neglected children in Florida. Your service will assist CHS by: (1) bringing laughter to these children with magic, music, reading, and games; (2) gathering school supplies, clothing, bedding, diapers, and other needed items for the shelter; and (3) helping the children in the facility with their homework and school projects.

Sunday, November 8, 2014
Sunday, January 31, 2016 (Mitzvah Day)
Time: 10am – 12:30pm

Contact -
Cheryl Zuckerman
Diana Rosen

* The Tribe, our young adults group (ages 21 – 39) also makes monthly visits to CHS. If you are interested in joining them, please contact Greg Lawrence (


Volunteer in Children's Home Society group home in southwest Miami with abused, abandoned and/or neglected children, providing mentoring, life skills development, and cross-cultural awareness activities.


Contact -
Judy Gelber
Jill Adler 

Family-Friendly Environmentalism

LeafIconJoin us in helping improve, beautify and preserve our environment. Our family-friendly projects encourage kids & adults of all ages to learn about taking care of our environment. Activities will vary month to month and include a beach cleanup, letter-writing campaigns and child-friendly presentations.

Saturday/Sunday, October 24/25, 2015
Saturday/Sunday, December 12/13, 2015
Sunday, January 31, 2016 (ECOMB Clean Up /Mitzvah Day)
Saturday/Sunday, April 23/24, 2016 (Earth Day)

Contact -
Brielle Mark 
Valerie Schimel
Rachel Unger 


mazonMazon is an open group of volunteers whose sole mission is to provide, prepare and serve the residents of the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless a wholesome dinner once a month. Our members number about forty. Our group shares camaraderie and satisfaction that far outlasts the time spent on the third Monday every month.

The third Monday every month

Contact -
Linda and Frederic Friedman 
Alice Miller

Community Connection at Miami Jewish Health Systems

miami jewish health systemsThis is a community initiative in which temple volunteers
are invited to participate. Volunteers visit residents throughout the facility (formerly known as Douglas Gardens) bringing smiles to all.

Project takes place the first Thursday of every month,
beginning Sept. 3, 2015, at 4:30 pm

Mark Baranek ( 


RonalMcDonaldThe Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida believe that when you change a child's life, you change a family's life, which can change a community, and ultimately the world. Your service will help further this vision as we spend the day making crafts, playing games, performing magic, sharing lunch and connecting with the families at the Ronald McDonald House while their children seek treatment for life threatening illnesses.


Contact -
Suzanne Meltzer
Lisa Cicero 


TempleLogoJoin with hundreds of Temple Beth Sholom friends in repairing the world through a variety of different service projects on Sunday, January 31st. Captains are needed to lead meaningful and engaging projects.

January 29-31, 2016

Contact -
Jaleh Bast
Cheryl Zuckerman

The SJN has a variety of ways for you and your family to get involved.  
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