Social Responsibility + Volunteering
At the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, we are committed to the value of taking responsibility for one another. Our community is bound by a shared commitment to a better, fairer world, which we put into practice every day, giving back and supporting each other through meaningful actions.
The Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility offers community members opportunities to live this value through learning, volunteering, and activism.
The Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility offers classes and conversations where community members can learn from experts on today’s most pressing social justice issues—and find out how they can take action.
Past events include:
- A three-session course on city government taught by current and former Manhattan Borough Presidents Gale Brewer and Ruth Messinger
- Flip the Ballot—a one-session event on voting rights—with Common Cause NY
- Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival
Throughout the year, there are countless ways to give back to the greater community. Help a child learn to read or improve their math skills. Cook and serve a hot meal for those who are hungry. Mentor an individual with special needs. Whether it's through our literacy and math tutoring programs, teen community service and leadership programs, 20s + 30s volunteering, or Engage Jewish Service Corps for volunteers in their 50s, 60s, and beyond, we have many opportunities for you to support undeserved communities.
Join the Center for Social Responsibility’s advocacy and volunteer efforts designed to inform and promote social justice.
Past and ongoing opportunities include:
- Justice in Action - A monthly virtual conversation series on critical issues in New York City life
- Everyday Activism - Regular opportunities to send postcards to elected officials in
The JCC Lobby
- Voter Registration
- Engage Advocacy Group