There’s Something About This Community (and that’s you)

JCC Cares is an opportunity for you to enhance your community experience and connection by taking the time to participate in social action service projects, educational experiences rooted in social justice, and ongoing opportunities to meet the needs of our community. In Jewish tradition, the act of Chesed (kindness or love between people) and Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) are fundamental values held deeply to care for our neighbors and each other. 


Join our JCC Community at San Diego Pride 2022!

Saturday, July 16th from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: The Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St. 
Route length: 1.5 miles

Jewish tradition teaches us to honor every person through the lens of B'tselem Elohim, in the divine image. Walk with our JCC staff and community in the San Diego Pride Parade on July 16th and help us celebrate our beautiful LGBTQ+ community together. 

RSVP is required to join our contingent. Please email Karig@lfjcc.org to attend. 

 

Supporting Transgender Nonbinary Youth Community Training with TransFamily Support Services

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 7:00 pm
Social Mixer at 6:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC | 4126 Executive Dr. La Jolla, 92037

Trans Family Support Services’ mission is to provide guidance for trans individuals and their families while being a catalyst for change in order to foster acceptance, respect & equality for all genders. 

We are excited to invite you to a very important community training led by TransFamily Support Services on August 10th at the JCC. We highly encourage parents, grandparents, educators, and anyone who works with youth to join the training. 

Register Here

 

Volunteer at the 2022 JCC Maccabi Games®

The 2022 JCC Maccabi Games® & Access will call San Diego home for just the second time in the history of the competition, with more than 1,500 participants, ranging from 12 to 16 years old. The San Diego Games will feature such team sports as baseball, basketball, softball, ice hockey, dance, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. Individual sports competitions will include swimming and tennis. The 2022 JCC Maccabi Games® & Access will also include Olympic-style opening and closing ceremonies and a community service day. These events each aim to bring the San Diego Jewish Community together for a week of spirit, friendship, and celebration.

JCC Maccabi Games® & Access in San Diego will require the time and help of more than 1,500 volunteers. From host families to event operations – and everything in between – there are opportunities to fit your interest, talent, and schedule. Whether you volunteer during the week of, or in a role leading up to the event, the time is now to raise your hand. JCC Maccabi Games® & Access will not be an effort of any one group, organization, or program.

Learn more and register!

 

Little Mensches Community Food Drive

May 6, 2022 - July 9, 2022
Drop-off bins located at the front and back doors of the JCC

Little Mensches aims to provide fun, engaging, and enriching opportunities for children between the ages of 4 and 8 to give back to their community. The goal is to Make the World Better One Mitzvah at a Time by allowing "giving back" to become a regular part of these children's lives. Our Little Mensches will be helping to pack food to be distributed by Jewish Family Service's Hand Up Food Pantry. Partner with our Little Mensches by donating healthy, non-perishable foods to support families experiencing food insecurity in San Diego County.

 

Mutual Aid Volunteering Opportunities:

JFS Project 19: Providing Home-Delivered Meals through Volunteer Drivers. Register at: www.jfssd.org/volunteerdriver | For additional questions, we encourage people to email volunteer@jfssd.org or call 858-637-3050. Note: Long-term commitment requested.

Welcome the Stranger: Volunteer with San Diego Rapid Response Network Migrant Shelter Services operated by JFS. Asylum seekers arriving in our community are in desperate need of your help. They have traveled thousands of miles to flee violence, persecution, and other hardships in their home country in search of a safer, better life. If you are interested in supporting these incredible families, email sheltervolunteer@jfssd.org


Repair the World: Connecting volunteers with community-based non-profits help meet the urgent needs of the communities we serve. Remote and in-person opportunities available.


At-home Mitzvot (good deeds):
 

  • Assemble hygiene kits for families experiencing homelessness in San Diego. Hygiene kits may include shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, comb, pair of socks, lotion, body wipes, bottled water, etc. Drop kits off at the JCC by scheduling a time with Karig@lfjcc.org. Kits will be distributed to Jewish Family Services Safe Parking Lot Program families. 
  • Support our LGBTQ+ community through education and activism. Learn more about allyship and building an inclusive Jewish Community here


Questions? Contact Kari Griswold | Community Engagement Manager | Karig@lfjcc.org | 858.362.1108