Westchester Jewish Center

Social Action

Helping HandWJC’s Social Action Committee is actively involved in numerous projects that afford individuals of all ages the opportunity to get involved. Our projects range from one-time events to ongoing programs. The Mitzvah Card, which is distributed on Kol Nidre, is our main source of volunteers for these activities. We hope you will get involved! Please feel free to contact the chair of the Social Action Committee, Sharon Silver,  [email protected]   if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

 
 
ACTIVE PROJECTS:

 

  • Food of the Month: we will be distributing a custom designed recyclable bag for each WJC family that can be used to purchase your “Food of the Month” donation to the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry. The monthly food item is emblazoned on the bag. For your convenience, here is the list as well:
  • September: cereal/Parmalat
  • Food PantryOctober: tuna fish
  • November: dried beans
  • December: coffee/tea
  • January: soup
  • February: cereal/Parmalat
  • March/April: Passover items
  • May: canned vegetables
  • June: juice (no glass)
  • July: tuna fish
  • August: cereal/Parmalat

Collection bins are located by the dairy kitchen. Contact Sondra Levy at [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

MITZVAH DAY - Each year,  we ask members to donate and/or participate in the following: 

  • Clothing Drive: Donate clothes in good condition for needy organizations. Every year we fill a large truck completely.

  • Medicine Drive: Donate over-the-counter medicines that are shipped to Ternopil, Ukraine. After the fall of the USSR we became “twinned” with the city of Ternopil in the Ukraine through Y'ad L'Yad (Hand to Hand), an organization that links Jewish communities in the former USSR with American synagogues to help keep an eye on their safety and health. Many of the elderly Jews there are living below poverty level and are in desperate need of OTC medicines.

We are always looking for new ideas and members. For more information, please contact Sharon Silver,  [email protected].