Community service and volunteering serve as important components of the JCC experience. Through a variety of programs, tweens and teens can help repair our world and strengthen our local community alongside their peers. There are many opportunities to give back at the JCC and throughout New York City—cooking and delivering meals to a local soup kitchen, teaching senior citizens how to use technology, mentoring children with special needs, tutoring New York City students in math and reading—and more!
Tween Community Cooks: Share an incredible social justice experience with other tweens! In this inclusive program, tweens of all abilities will work together to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal for the B'nai Jeshurun/Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew Homeless Shelter. In addition to cooking, tweens will explore Jewish values and ideas connected to hunger and homelessness.
Mitzvah Mondays: Want to regularly make a difference in your community? Join tweens at Mitzvah Mondays for hands-on community service and Jewish service learning with different projects each month. Some months the whole tween community will join together, and other months will feature grade-specific programs.
The JCC and BBYO Manhattan strive to offer teens community service and volunteer opportunities that are appealing, meaningful, and enjoyable. From our community cooks to our literacy and math tutoring, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved. Let our staff know how you want to make a difference in our community and improve our world.