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

Handmade for the Homeless – July 2024

Date : Sunday, July 14, 2024

Time : 10:30 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

Social Responsibility

Anacostia River Kayak Cleanup

Date : Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Time : 5:45 PM

Location : Address provided after registration

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Teen Volunteer Project: Hospital Care Kits

Date : Sunday, July 21, 2024

Time : 10:30 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

Social Responsibility

Hunger Action at the JCC – August

Date : Thursday, August 1, 2024

Time : 6:30 PM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

Social Responsibility

Teen Volunteer Project: Serve a Meal at Shepherd's Table

Date : Sunday, August 4, 2024

Time : 9:00 AM

Location : Shepherd’s Table

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Handmade for the Homeless – August 2024

Date : Sunday, August 4, 2024

Time : 10:30 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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Salon Nights: Homemade Sandwiches for Good

Date : Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Time : 6:00 PM

Location : Capital Jewish Museum

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Social Responsibility

Summer Blood Drive

Date : Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Time : 4:00 PM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

Free

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Back to School with Housing Up

Date : Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Time : 6:00 PM

Location : Address provided after registration

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Youth Action Institute Block Party!

Date : Sunday, September 8, 2024

Time : 1:00 PM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

Social Responsibility

Hunger Action at DC Central Kitchen – September 2024

Date : Sunday, September 15, 2024

Time : 8:45 AM

Location : Address provided after registration

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Social Responsibility

Handmade for the Homeless – September 2024

Date : Sunday, September 15, 2024

Time : 10:30 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

Social Responsibility

Teen Volunteer Project: Donation Sorting At Lutheran Social Services

Date : Sunday, September 22, 2024

Time : 12:00 PM

Location : Address provided after registration

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Social Responsibility

Handmade for the Homeless – October 2024

Date : Sunday, October 20, 2024

Time : 10:30 AM

Location : Edlavitch DCJCC

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Handmade for the Homeless – November 2024

Date : Sunday, November 17, 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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