Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Hands-on volunteer opportunities and educational opportunities about systemic inequality in our communities.

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Overview

The Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility (MCCSR) offers both hands-on volunteer opportunities as well as learning about systemic inequality in our communities. At the core of our work is Judaism’s sacred mandate to create justice and repair the world.

Our volunteer opportunities are designed to be family-friendly, flexible, and accessible whether you can commit one hour a month or a few hours a week.

We offer our volunteers the opportunity to build lasting relationships with agencies and clients over the span of years, or volunteer once and try a different project the next time. Come by yourself, with a friend, or bring a group of colleagues!

Upcoming Events

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Social Responsibility

Bingo Night at Community of Hope

Date : Monday, March 18, 2024

Time : 5:30 PM

Location : Address provided after registration

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Shabbat and Holidays

Hamantaschen and Housing: A JUFJ Purim Extravaganza

Date : Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Time : 6:30 PM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

Social Responsibility

Hunger Action at the JCC

Date : Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time : 6:30 PM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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Social Responsibility

Learning to Flex your Empathy Muscles: Election 2024 Edition

Date : Sunday, April 7, 2024

Time : 10:00 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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Social Responsibility

Handmade for the Homeless – April 2024

Date : Sunday, April 7, 2024

Time : 10:30 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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Social Responsibility

Spring Blood Drive

Date : Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time : 4:00 PM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

Free

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Good Deeds Day: EntryPointDC at DC Central Kitchen

Date : Sunday, April 14, 2024

Time : 9:00 AM

Location : Address provided after registration

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Social Responsibility

Good Deeds Day: Community Project

Date : Sunday, April 14, 2024

Time : 1:30 PM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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Social Responsibility

Good Deeds Day: Teen Project

Date : Sunday, April 14, 2024

Time : 1:30 PM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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Social Responsibility

Grocery Packing with Food Justice DMV

Date : Thursday, April 25, 2024

Time : 5:45 PM

Location : Address provided after registration

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Social Responsibility

Handmade for the Homeless – May 2024

Date : Sunday, May 19, 2024

Time : 10:30 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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Mira Smith

Assistant Director, Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility

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