Hillel used to say:
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
And if I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?”
The Center for Social Responsibility is based on tikkun olam, which means 'repair of the world.' It has come to refer to social action and the pursuit of social justice. The concept is defined by acts of kindness. The OFJCC is committed to doing its part to help heal the world. Our efforts include:
- Mitzvah Day which brings volunteers together for the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Projects address issues of poverty, hunger, housing and homelessness, aging, the environment and more. For details click here.
- Mitzvah Corps, our ongoing hands-on volunteering opportunities, which include preparing, delivering and serving meals at local shelters; visiting the elderly; making cat toys and dog biscuits for homeless animals and more. Click here for more details.
- Day of Remembrance: Disaster and First Responder Awareness. Bring your family to this special and unique day as we remember 9/11, by working together on projects that will be donated, as well as learn how you can prepare your family in an emergency or disaster. Click here for more details.
- Disaster Relief Organization: We connect people who want to participate in helping with relief efforts when a disaster happens in local or nearby areas.
- Multi-Faith and Multi-Cultural Meals and Discussions
- Giving Garden: vegetables grown are given to food banks
- High Holidays Food Drive
Are you unable to participate but still want to support a cause? We have a list of items you can provide for projects, which can be found on Amazon Smile. Click here for the full list. For other ways to give, please click here.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.