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. 

JCC Cares Impact 2021-2022

Upcoming JCC Cares Projects:


Purim Food Drive

In addition to festivities and costumes, the spirit of Purim includes a call to action and social justice. Please join us in collective community care by participating in our Purim food drive. You can make a positive impact in our community by donating healthy, non-perishable food for families and individuals who utilize the Hand Up Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service.

Suggested Items: Canned fruits and vegetables, whole grains, pasta, dried fruits, canned tuna, broth, non-hydrogenated nut butters, etc.

Drop-Off Dates:

February 27 - March 10, 2023

4126 Executive Dr. | LFJCC | Jacobs Family Campus 

Learn More about JFS Nutrition Assistance



Kindness Initiative Volunteer Informational Session

Kindness Initiative serves people in the San Diego Jewish Community who are facing the consequences of living in poverty - a little-known but substantial problem. A 2019 study found that 20% of Jewish households are living at, or below, the poverty level. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of families in need has only increased. In partnership with Service Providers and trained volunteers, the mission of Kindness Initiative is to alleviate poverty and strengthen lives through compassionate support. 

You can help achieve this mission by joining as a volunteer. Volunteers are the backbone of the organization and will provide a unique and substantial opportunity for making a difference and changing lives for the better. Opportunities include client communication, ambassador work, and administrative support. 

Learn More About Kindness Initiative Volunteer Opportunities 



At-home Mitzvot (Good-deeds)


JCC CARE Hygiene Kits and Supplies

Assemble hygiene kits and supplies for families experiencing homelessness in San Diego County. Hygiene kits may include full-sized shampoo, full-sized conditioner, a soap bar, toothbrush/toothpaste, hand sanitizer, comb, pair of socks, lotion, body wipes, bottled water, etc. Schedule a time to drop off your kits at the JCC by emailing Kits will be distributed to clients of the Safe Parking Program through Jewish Family Service. Click here to learn more about the Safe Parking Program.  


JCC Cares Community Partners and Resources


TransFamily Support Services 


Jewish Family Service 



San Diego Pride 


Keshet - For LGBTQ Equality in Jewish Life


The Cantu Foundation 


Kindness Initiative