Description: Teens can often feel overwhelmed by the complexities of their lives. They want support, but they don’t want it fro ...read moreTeens can often feel overwhelmed by the complexities of their lives. They want support, but they don’t want it from adults. They crave it from other teens.
Teen Talk is a free mobile app that helps teens take control of their social and emotional health by providing an easy way for them to get help from the group of people they trust most: their peers.
Teens can use the app to safely and anonymously discuss their lives and concerns with teen advisors who have been professionally trained to help them with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, relationships, family issues, school, and more. read less
Description: The JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies.
Call, text, o ...read moreThe JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies.
Call, text, or email the JQ Helpline today.
HOW IT WORKS
Wherever you are and whatever you need,
the JQ Helpline is here for you.
The JQ Helpline is the only resource and support line in the US dedicated to serving LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies. The free and confidential JQ Helpline provides customized support and inclusive resources over the phone, by email, and in-person to those in need. Wherever you are, contact the JQ Helpline for trained and compassionate professionals who will help you find the resources and support you need. read less
Description: The Los Angeles Jewish Home offers a variety volunteer opportunities on both campuses located in Reseda (the San Fer ...read moreThe Los Angeles Jewish Home offers a variety volunteer opportunities on both campuses located in Reseda (the San Fernando Valley) including: leading/assisting group activities, one to one match with a resident, reading to residents, calling bingo, assisting in arts and crafts, teaching computer workshops, playing a musical instrument, helping with Shabbat activities plus many more.
We welcome families, school-age children and middle/high school students to volunteer their time, love, compassion and acts of loving kindness with the residents of the Jewish Home. We do offer and will verify community service hours for students.
Please contact Stacy at [email protected] or by calling (818) 774-3116. read less
Description: AJWS Volunteer Summer is a dynamic yearlong program that weaves together an in-depth exploration of international de ...read moreAJWS Volunteer Summer is a dynamic yearlong program that weaves together an in-depth exploration of international development through work and study. Beginning with a seven-week intensive summer experience abroad, the program provides students, aged 16-24, with the opportunity to make an impact in the world. This includes:
-Living in rural communities in the developing world.
-Learning about local traditions and international development.
-Exploring social justice within a pluralistic Jewish group.
-Working on sustainable development projects such as digging a potable water system; constructing an elementary school or building latrines.
-Engaging in skill building and networking throughout the year.
Following the summer, participants continue their service through domestic programming, at retreats and with projects that continue to develop their skills as advocates for human rights.
Locations: Peru, Ghana, Uganda and India
Program Dates: TBA; Application Deadline: TBA;
Los Angeles Applicants: Scholarships are available from the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles!
Contact Person: Alexis Kort
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (212) 792-2919;
Website: http://ajws.orgread less
Description: The AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing s ...read moreThe AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing soccer in an organized and safe environment. Teen and parent volunteers are an important part of this program. All games will be played in the Beverly Hills area on Sundays from 10-11AM during March & April. Volunteer hours towards schools and colleges are available. No experience necessary to be a player or volunteer (just a big heart) as we will train you.
Contact Person: Brian Ashkenazi;
Email: [email protected];
Address: La Cienega/Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211;
Website: https://ayso.org/play/vip/read less
Description: Jewish Service Learning is the formal integration of community service, instruction, Jewish learning, and reflection ...read moreJewish Service Learning is the formal integration of community service, instruction, Jewish learning, and reflection and is a powerful way to build teen self-confidence, achievement, Jewish identity, citizenship, and character. We are a resource for teens who want to make a meaningful impact in their community, for educators who want to deepen community service into powerful learning experiences, and for organizations looking to cultivate passionate teen volunteers.
Contact Person: Michal Kress
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (323) 761-8621
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Website: http://bjeimpact.orgread less
Description: Sundays, October 28, November 25, December 30, 2018, January 27,
February 24, April 14, 2019. The location and tim ...read moreSundays, October 28, November 25, December 30, 2018, January 27,
February 24, April 14, 2019. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details.
Following the Friendship Circle model of pairing individuals with special needs with typical volunteers for pastimes of friendship and recreation, Hangin with Friends offers activities and modes of entertainment that are more age-appropriate for young adults. Scavenger hunts, community service projects, educational field trips, social outings, shopping sprees, gift and greeting-card campaigns for soldiers standing in the front lines in the defense of freedom - are some of the highlights of the Hang'n with Friends itinerary. Finally, adults with special needs are receiving the love, joy and friendship they too so desperately need and deserve.
For adults with special needs ages 15+. (818) 865-2233. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details.
Website: http://www.friendshipcircleca.org. read less
Description: Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Why walk? Genocide and mass atrocities are NOT yesterday's news. Don' ...read moreSunday, April 19, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Why walk? Genocide and mass atrocities are NOT yesterday's news. Don't stand idly by. Stand up and walk! Together we can make a difference! Walk held at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn how your actions can change lives and to be inspired by the successes that your efforts have helped JWW to achieve. It's not just a Walk- it's a Celebration of our community of conscience! Address: Temple Etz Chaim 1080 Janss Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.
Website: http://www.walktoendgenocide.org/read less
Description: Thursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM.
Session #3: March 26, March 2, March 23, March 30, 2020
The Mitzvah Volunteer Program ...read moreThursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM.
Session #3: March 26, March 2, March 23, March 30, 2020
The Mitzvah Volunteer Program is a four-week orientation program for boys and girls that teaches our volunteers how to interact with children who have special needs. Volunteers will learn about various disabilities, appropriate conduct when volunteering, the importance of giving back to the community and the huge impact they can make on others.
For Boys and Girls in 6th-8th Grades.
For more information, please call Chanie at 310-280-0955 or email at [email protected]. read less
Description: Jewish educator Avram Mandell (he/him) and teen sidekick DJ Wildstyle (she/her) will be the face of the brand new 10 ...read moreJewish educator Avram Mandell (he/him) and teen sidekick DJ Wildstyle (she/her) will be the face of the brand new 10-part live virtual series from Tzedek America, Inform Elevate Inspire Engage. Students grades 7 through 12 will join teens from across North America to hear from and engage with activists, nonprofit organizations, and other teens who are experiencing and combating social injustice in their communities and worldwide. Using Jewish values and texts as the base, we will dive into injustices plaguing North America and provide the students with tools to make lasting change.
Space is limited and pricing is flexible, sign up your students today!
1/24/2021, 4 PM PT Understanding Homelessness
2/28/2021, 4 PM PT Honoring Older Adults
3/14/2021, 4 PM PT Supporting People with Diverse Abilities
4/18/2021, 4 PM PT Immigration Justice
5/2/2021, 4 PM PT Social Justice in Israel
6/6/2021, 4 PM PT Environmental Justice read less
Description: A teen led youth group for teens entering grades 7 through 12. Monthly monthly activities including bowling, IMAX m ...read moreA teen led youth group for teens entering grades 7 through 12. Monthly monthly activities including bowling, IMAX movie night, pool party, dj dance party, Shabbat dinner and game night, JCA retreat, talent show, fundraisers, roller/ice skating, lazer tag, sky high, MB2, miniature golfing, scavenger hunt, and beach trip, including some Jewish holiday themes. Join us! Contact Carla Adivi at [email protected]; Phone: 818-870-0459; http://www.vosla.orgread less
Description: What is the Jewish Youth Climate Movement:
The Jewish Youth Climate Movement, founded in 2019, is a Gen Z-led mov ...read moreWhat is the Jewish Youth Climate Movement:
The Jewish Youth Climate Movement, founded in 2019, is a Gen Z-led movement dedicated to combating climate change and environmental injustice from a Jewish lens. Our goal is to make taking collective action towards climate justice a central, defining feature of what it means to be Jewish over the next decade, empowering the next generation of Jewish youth to be leaders in our fight to build a sustainable and equitable world for all. JYCM is supported by Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental organization in the United States. Currently, there are 36 kvutzot (chapters) across the U.S., including the brand new Los Angeles kvutzah.
About the LA Chapter's Host, Shalom Institute:
Shalom Institute is a leading experiential Jewish education, retreat, and community center in Southern California. You may know them from their overnight camp, Camp JCA Shalom, along with their notable program called ShemeshFarms.
SI facilitates transformative experiences grounded in Jewish values that foster community, cultivate leadership, inspire social action, nurture Jewish tradition and culture, and instill a responsibility for the environment.
Shalom Institute has been aligned with Hazon for many years. Creating a stronger Jewish environmental movement is the aim, focusing specifically on sustainability in the LA Jewish Community. Being the host for the JYCM LA is a natural fit.
Who Can Join:
Students in the 6th-12th grades who are looking to meaningfully make the world a better place.*
How to Join JYCM LA:
Sign up: https://hazonform.wufoo.com/forms/jycm-membership
JYCM main website: https://hazonform.wufoo.com/forms/jycm-membership
JYCM LA Instagram: https://hazonform.wufoo.com/forms/jycm-membership
...come to our first event on January 16th, 2022 to learn more and join before or after as a member!
People who are concerned about the environment need to get their hands dirty!
Em Renetzky- [email protected]
Sophie Berman- [email protected]
Becca Bodenstein- [email protected]read less
Description: The SOVA Community Food and Resource Program provides free groceries (kosher products available) and supportive serv ...read moreThe SOVA Community Food and Resource Program provides free groceries (kosher products available) and supportive services for people in need. Volunteers pack grocery bags, stock shelves and sort donated food. Although children must be 12 and up to volunteer alone, younger children can participate along with their parents. Individuals and groups can be accomodated for either one-time or ongoing service.
Phone: (818) 988-7682
Address: 16439 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Website: http://www.jfsla.orgread less
Description: Calling 11th and 12th graders who serve as Jewish student leaders on their high school campuses!
Join this inaugu ...read moreCalling 11th and 12th graders who serve as Jewish student leaders on their high school campuses!
Join this inaugural opportunity to engage in dynamic and authentic conversations, and explore identity, equity, justice, and other current issues related to Jewish identity and values. Fellows Participants will also be empowered to bring these issues and conversations back to their own campuses.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Meeting monthly from October through May, participants will be guided by an experienced Jewish educator/group leader, who will support teen leaders in conversation and prepare meaningful programs to bring back to the groups they lead at their schools. They will experience sessions from a variety of Moving Traditions programs, and then brainstorm ways together to share programs with their peers.
In addition to their group leader, the group will also be supported by an advisor, a Moving Traditions lay leader, who will be available to help connect them to speakers from other Jewish organizations and causes to bring to their campuses to supplement the Moving Traditions program content.
At the end of the program, participants will receive certificates acknowledging what they have accomplished on their campus as an LA Jewish Teen Leader. read less
Description: LimmudLA is a grassroots organization dedicated to connecting Jews of all ages, affiliations and orientations in Sou ...read moreLimmudLA is a grassroots organization dedicated to connecting Jews of all ages, affiliations and orientations in Southern California through volunteerism and cross-communal learning. All LimmudLA events are planned and executed by a diverse corps of volunteers, including teens! Through LimmudLA, you will form relationships with people you may not have otherwise met, encounter new ideas, and work toward the common goal of connecting Jews across the spectrum. Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 499-1787; Address: 1880 Century Park East; Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90067; http://limmudla.orgread less
Description: BE PART OF A MIRACLE!
The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors ...read moreBE PART OF A MIRACLE!
The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors.” Co-actors are peer role models — participating alongside those with autism and other disabilities serving as a friend, classmate, and creative partner.
Co-actors with The Miracle Project will be trained in Elaine Hall’s “Inclusion from WithIn” methodology and might have the opportunity to perform with The Miracle Project in live productions or on film.
We welcome co-actors of all ages and all backgrounds and encourage siblings and similar-age relatives (such as cousins) of program participants to serve as co-actors in classes, as well.
To sign up to be a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application.
For more information about volunteering, contact [email protected]. read less
Description: Become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Buddy! Attend weekly Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes with children who have autism or other special ...read moreBecome a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Buddy! Attend weekly Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes with children who have autism or other special needs and help them prepare for their "big day." Classes take place on Mondays from 3:30-5:15PM. Community service hours are available.
Contact Person: Naomi Salamon;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322;
Address: 3200 Motor Ave. LA, CA, 90034;
Website: http://www.vistadelmar.orgread less
Description: Recruiting for Good, is a staffing agency in LA that connects professionals to great jobs in Accounting/Finance, Eng ...read moreRecruiting for Good, is a staffing agency in LA that connects professionals to great jobs in Accounting/Finance, Engineering/Information Technology, Marketing/Sales; and generates proceeds for Kids Causes. We are sponsoring ‘Join the Mitzvah Club’ to reward referrals with $1800 savings for education, camp, and travel. www.RecruitingforGood.com
We work collaboratively with families to reward the benefits and perks they want most. To learn more about how to participate, please email [email protected]read less
Description: Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgro ...read moreSharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer—those who are diagnosed and those at high risk. Sharsheret is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. To date, we have served close to 70,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students from all 50 states. All Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.
As a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, Sharsheret shapes messaging and programs at the national level. Recognizing Sharsheret as the model for culturally-relevant breast cancer support, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the organization two multi-year grants to develop support programs. Additionally, Sharsheret participates in psychosocial research studies and evaluations in partnership with federal agencies and major cancer centers, including Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.
Contact us at 866.474.2774 or [email protected]read less
Description: Sharsheret provides meaningful ways for b’nai mitzvah to include a chessed component in their celebrations. As the ...read moreSharsheret provides meaningful ways for b’nai mitzvah to include a chessed component in their celebrations. As they reach this important milestone in their lives, Sharsheret works with b’nai mitzvah individually to develop a project that meets their specific interest and needs. read less
Description: Shalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the com ...read moreShalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the community, and empowers them through meaningful employment, skill development, socialization, and provides them a purpose.
ShemeshFarms employees – called Farm Fellows – work on Shemesh Organic Farm planting and harvesting, and creating our signature ShemeshFarms herb-infused culinary salts, Malibu pink pepper, and spices which we sell at ShemeshFarm Stands at Los Angeles area Farmer’s Markets and on Shemeshfarms.com. The Farm Fellows participate in every aspect of the enterprise which includes branding, marketing, farming, product development, sales, and packaging and shipping the products sold via our online store.
Farm Fellows also create crafts to sell at the Farmer’s Markets and spend time in health and wellness activities – such as hiking and yoga – while at Shalom Institute.
For more information, contact our ShemeshFarms Director, Nicky Pittman at [email protected]. read less
Description: The Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulfill community service project ...read moreThe Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulfill community service projects and hours in a fun and meaningful way. Junior fellows will develop their public speaking/advocacy and communication skills with teens from all over the Greater Los Angeles area.
Sherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice and empower them to engage with the world. Informed and inspired by Jewish tradition and ethics, Sherut L’Olam draws on environmental and social justice activists as well as experts in public speaking, team building, and communication.
The program includes:
Two-weekend retreats at Shalom Institute
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
25+ hours of community service read less
Description: Sherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice ...read moreSherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice and empower them to engage with the world. Informed and inspired by Jewish tradition and ethics, Sherut L’Olam draws on environmental and social justice activists as well as experts in public speaking, team building and communication. In addition to gaining a greater understanding of important issues of the day, Sheruters will develop the skills to teach and model what they have learned in a more confident and effective manner. Sherut L’Olam brings together teens from across Southern California: the South Bay, Westside, and the Conejo, San Fernando, and Santa Clarita Valleys.
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
35+ hours community service read less
Description: Founded in 1977, Tomchei Shabbos of Los Angeles has been lovingly providing essential Shabbat food packages to thou ...read moreFounded in 1977, Tomchei Shabbos of Los Angeles has been lovingly providing essential Shabbat food packages to thousands of needy Jewish families in the community. Every Thursday, volunteers of all ages visit Tomchei warehouses to fill boxes with food and Shabbat supplies. The boxes are then delivered with the utmost discretion and care to recipients. Warehouses are located in the city and the valley at the following addresses:
City: 7165 Willoughby Ave. LA, CA 90046; (323) 851-1000;
Valley: 12405 Sylvan St. North Hollywood, CA 91607; (818) 517 4902;
Website: http://tomcheishabbos.orgread less
Description: Tzedek America is an organization that has been learning with students just like you about social justice for over h ...read moreTzedek America is an organization that has been learning with students just like you about social justice for over half a decade. They are partnering with twenty-eight Hebrew iHgh programs and hundreds of students all across the United States to bring a brand new online series, Inform Elevate Inspire Engage, to you. They will be covering ten different social justice issues and can not wait to introduce you to some of their friends who are out there on the front lines fighting for justice read less
Description: Two days a week of on-site/off-site service work, two days a week of off-site Bachutz, and one day a week of on-site ...read moreTwo days a week of on-site/off-site service work, two days a week of off-site Bachutz, and one day a week of on-site/off-site social events like Paintballing, Surfing, Trapeze, Kayaking, going to the beach, etc! read less
Description: Sunday, April 26, 2020
JWW's Walk to End Genocide is a family-friendly Sunday morning walk and festival to rai ...read moreSunday, April 26, 2020
JWW's Walk to End Genocide is a family-friendly Sunday morning walk and festival to raise awareness and funds for the survivors of genocide and mass atrocities. Join thousands at the largest anti-genocide gathering in the country, with live music, food trucks and a silent auction. Join your synagogue's Walk team, or start your own! Take one step closer to a world without genocide. Register now at www.walktoendgenocide.org.
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (818) 501-1836;
Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036;
Website: http://walktoendgenocide.orgread less
Description: Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individual ...read moreYachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life. Yachad LA offers weekly social programs for children, teens & adults, relationship building courses, social media workshops, shabbaton experiences, a birthright trip and summer programs. Teen community service opportunities are available.
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 948-8307;
Address: 9831 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035;
Website: http://yachad.orgread less