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The Social Justice Action Committee offers opportunities for WJC families to carry out mitzvot within the WJC community, the broader Larchmont/Mamaroneck community, and throughout the world. Our work is multifaceted, as we assist those in need while simultaneously aiming to address broader, underlying causes of injustice in our society.

This new year provides a new opportunity to take part. We are seeking to build a diverse and multi- generational coalition of WJC members interested in Tikun Olam, repairing the world.

Please consider participating in our programs and events throughout the year. Signing up is an opportunity to show interest, not a commitment. A committee member will reach out to you with further information. Learn more about the opportunities below.

We look forward to expanding and deepening our work with your help!

SOJAC MITZVAH FORM

BIKUR CHOLIM

Prepare or arrange meals for congregants for shivas, births, and illnesses.

MITZVAH DAY AND HOLIDAY DRIVES
*MITZVAH DAY – November 6, 2022

Donate needed items for our community partners, including:

  • Sharing Shelf
  • Community Resource Center
  • HOPE Community Services
  • AFYA Foundation
  • Little Libraries

Prepare sandwiches and snacks for a community food pantry.
Partner with The Fuller Center for hands-on projects to help build and repair local homes.
Teens welcome! No experience necessary.

HELP THE HUNGRY

Donate food,skills or funds. Opportunities are available to cook for local organizations and for members of our WJC Community.

*Bring Your Breakfast Sept/Oct 2022
Provide the meal we miss during the Yom Kippur fast. Donate cereal and shelf-stabilized milk for families in need. Click here to learn more.

With your help, we will continue to prepare monthly meals needed for COOKING FOR HOPE

New for this year is the CHESED FREEZER (Freezer of Kindness), through which you can join other WJC members in cooking meals for WJC and community members in need.

Organizations include:
Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force
HOPE Community Services
JCC of Pelham Parkway
Friendly Fridge

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

COMMUNITY DAY March 19, 2023.
A great opportunity for individuals and families to join together and prepare food, crafts and more for our neighbors in need at HOPE Community Services. Similar events will be planned for other organizations.

CRC HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE (date tba)

PASSOVER FOOD DRIVE/PROJECT EZRA/BRONX ELDERLY

Older children and teens are welcome and needed to participate in these projects.

  • PROJECT EZRA LUNCHEON November 20,2022
    WJC builds community with Elders from the Lower East Side in this Jewish Peoplehood event. Welcome, entertain and get to know those who come to visit.
  • Donate Passover food and funds for Project Ezra Elders
  • Join volunteers from the Bronx Jewish Community Council and deliver Passover food to homebound Elders in the Northern Bronx

INTERFAITH INITIATIVES

Participate in a range of activities with other members from local houses of worship. We will deepen our ties with the local community.  Events include:

  • AJC Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving
  • Educational opportunities with Interfaith Clergy

RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES

  • Join the WJC RACIAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE whose specific 2022/23 focus is on Who lives Where and Why
  • Join Read-Talk-Act (RTA) Interfaith/Interracial Book Group
  • Work with the Fuller Center (formally Habitat for Humanity) and help build and repair a local home. Teens Welcome! No experience necessary!
  • MLK Day education programming and Day of Service. Great opportunity for individuals and families!
  • Mamaroneck Coalition for Affordable Housing (MCAH)
    Advocacy and education regarding housing as well response to and amelioration of problems related to housing in our towns and villages.
    WJC is a participant in the Coalition developing plans for short-term temporary housing and filling other needs in emergency situations.

IMMIGRATION/REFUGEES/ASYLUM SEEKERS

Join WJC’s Resettlement Committee to help Ukrainian,Afghan and other refugees,asylum seekers and all immigrants from around the world living right here in Westchester. Organizations include:

  • Community Resource Center (CRC)
  • Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigrants (WJCI)
  • Neighbors for Refugees (NFR)
  • Interfaith Council for New Americans Westchester (ICNAW)
  • HIAS

EMERGENCY NEEDS

Help respond to immediate crises as they arise, both locally and globally. From COVID-19 to flooding, the global landscape is ever-changing.
Assist by making monetary and in-kind donations, providing temporary housing, etc. We partner with:

  • Community Resource Center (CRC)
  • Mamaroneck Coalition for Affordable Housing(MCAH)
  • Coalition for Community
  • AFYA Foundation

SOJAC – SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION COMMITTEE

Bring your thoughts,ideas and experience! Join SOJAC and Make a Difference!

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