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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.

Canned Food Drive

September 5 – October 5, 2018
Bring non-perishable canned and dry goods for people in need to the PJCC. We’ve placed our bins right inside our front doors for convenient drop off. Presented in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank.

Voter Registration Drive

Sunday, October 7 • 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Join our Get Out the Vote efforts at the Jewish Community Relations Council’s Voter Registration Drive for the North Peninsula. Engage unregistered voters via text with the help of exciting new software and the use of your phone, tablet or laptop. Send text messages to potential voters in California counties with low registration rates. Please arrive on time for a special orientation and training.

This is a non-partisan activity, designed to reach underrepresented Californians. Light snacks provided. All ages welcome.

Questions? Contact Sarah Fields, Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Manager for the Peninsula, at 650.847.1715 or sfields@jcrc.org

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Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Presents: Waging Democracy

Sunday, October 14 • 8:45am – 5:00 pm • $20 for students (with ID) / $30 for adults 35 and under / $50 adults (Early-Bird pricing of $40 until September 30)
From our political to electoral to judicial systems, we see cracks and decay that threaten our democratic norms and institutions and impinge the security of racial, religious and ethnic minority communities. That’s why we’re supporting the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Relations Council’s non-partisan effort to protect democracy. The Waging Democracy forum will include seminars, sessions and opportunities for action. Visit the link below for more information & tickets.
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Raise the Roof

Sunday, October 28 • 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (plus drive time)
In collaboration with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties and Oshman Family JCC, 30 volunteers will help rebuild homes in Sonoma County. Transportation from the PJCC to the build site will be provided.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to be on a job site and must be able to lift 20 pounds. For your comfort, the following items are highly recommended: work gloves; water bottle; hat; sunscreen; construction site-appropriate clothing (long sleeves and pants); closed-toed, closed-heel footwear (required).

Questions? Contact Michele Solomon at msolomon@pjcc.org.

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Thanksgiving Dinner for Foster City Seniors

Date TBD
Serve dinner to seniors at a local residence. We’ll have space for ten to fifteen volunteers to join us. Email Michele Solomon at msolomon@pjcc.org to get on the information list for this opportunity, offered in collaboration with Samaritan House.

Toy Drive

December 2 – 5, 2018
In collaboration with Samaritan House, we’re collecting new, unwrapped toys for local homeless and low-income children.

P-JYCA Information Session

December 9, 2018 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm
We invite high school students to join us and learn more about P-JYCA, our new teen social justice program. Be a part of our fun, loving community where you can be yourself and learn how to take action for social justice. Questions? Visit the JYCA website or email Rachel at jyca.rachel@gmail.com.

MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 21, 2019 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
We’re expanding this popular opportunity for service, now presented in collaboration with Oshman Family JCC! Take part in a variety of activities across the Peninsula: 10 to 20 projects located onsite at the PJCC, 10 to 20 projects onsite at OFJCC, and more than 20 projects offsite. Interested in being a project leader? Contact Michele Solomon at msolomon@pjcc.org.