Count Me In: Social Justice Initiative at the PJCC

Count Me In

Join like-minded people to do good in the world, make friends, and build community.
Count Me In engages participants to help repair the world (tikkun olam) and make a positive impact in our local community, regionally, and in the world.1/18

We offer our volunteers the opportunity to build lasting relationships with each other, other agencies, and the community around them. We offer opportunities for people of all ages—children and adults. We believe that all people can help those in need and be a part of something larger than themselves.

Each person makes a difference. Together we are responsible for making our community a place where we uphold dignity for all and seek to improve the world through our actions. Join us!

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway… And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!”—Anne Frank

PJCC’s Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 18
MLK Jr. Day, a national day of service, is an invitation to commit ourselves to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his leadership in America. As we enter a new year in a world increasingly in need of repair please consider volunteering for our community.

Learn more about our projects for 2021 here!

Resources: Learn More About Civil Rights

Here are some additional ways to learn about the Civil Rights Movement:


Books for Adults
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America by John Lewis
Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr.

Children’s Books
Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Concert in Honor of MLK Jr. Day

Soul to Soul Concert
Monday, January 18 • 1:00-2:00 pm Pacific • $12
Peninsula JCC, in partnership with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the JCC Association of America proudly presents: Soul to Soul – a concert depicting the historical journeys, and shared cultural legacy of the African American and American Jewish communities. Presented in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Ticket purchase includes a link to stream the concert, which will be unlocked beginning on January 18 with access for 7 days.

Tickets & registration required. Purchase today.

Resources for Wildfire Season from JCF

As we all grieve the destruction and loss from the wildfires that erupted throughout California this week, the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties has provided an extensive number of resources to help track developments and prepare for potential events. You can find these resources on their website.

Confronting Injustice

As a Jewish organization with a heritage built on an unambivalent call to justice, the PJCC recognizes that we must take a firm stance against the injustice, inequality, and hate that blights our society.

Read the PJCC’s statements on Racism, Injustice, and Solidarity with the Black Community and LGBTQIA + Rights.

  • Supporting the Black Community
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  • Resources from Partner Organizations
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