To participate in J-Serve, please choose one of the following projects:
Association for Soldiers of Israel – Write Letters to Soldiers
Grades 8-12 / Maximum 40 teens
Hosted by: Bayley Abrams & Lexie Reiken
Write letters to soldiers in Israel in partnership with the Association for the Soldiers of Israel – Canada. ASI-Canada is the only organization in Canada authorized by the IDF to fundraise for projects that support the wellbeing of IDF soldiers on active duty, such as flights home for lone soldiers, vacation weeks for combat soldiers, building or refurbishing leisure facilities on base and emergency campaigns during times of conflict and crisis.
Chai Lifeline – Create Theme Day Decorations
Grades 8-12 / Maximum 35 teens
Hosted by: Dalia Right & Michelle Shev
Create decorations for theme days at Camp Lifeline, a summer day camp which aims to give 4 to 8-year-old campers a chance to have fun, unwind, and forget about the often grueling medical challenges they are enduring. Camp Lifeline is a project of Chai Lifeline, a non-profit organization that supports children and families with life-threatening illness.
Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank – Sort Donated Food
Grades 6-9 / Maximum 25 teens
Hosted by: Sierra Finkelshtain & Kayla Kopel
Sort donated non-perishable food items and make Shabbat Shalom cards for weekly deliveries by the Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank, a 100% volunteer run charity that provides free non-perishable goods, fresh produce, bakery goods, eggs, dairy and more to needy Jewish families in the GTA.
Jewish Addiction Community Services – Host a Telethon
Grades 9-12 / Maximum 50 teens
Hosted by: Yuval Chen & Ezekiel Diamant
Discuss issues surrounding substance abuse, addiction and healthy living and host a telethon to raise money in support of Jewish Addiction Community Services. JACS is a leading education and support agency for addiction and recovery in the Greater Toronto Area, providing a safe, comfortable and spiritual environment to support our community in addressing substance abuse and addiction.
OneFamily – Write Letters to Victims of Terror and War
Grades 8-12 / Maximum 40 teens
Hosted by: Noa Dolev & Itamar Degany, ShinShinim
Write letters for OneFamily to distribute to individuals who have been impacted by terror and war. OneFamily is Israel's leading national organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of Israel's victims of terror and war by providing emotional, psychological, financial and legal assistance. OneFamily has been delivering innovative programs, comprehensive care and support to over 4000 families, helping them achieve their emotional and financial independence and successfully reintegrate into society.
Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs – Clean Up
Grades 6-12 / Maximum 40 teens
Hosted by: Reanna Toivis & Nicolas Wilhelm
Clean up the local ravine area outside of the Kavanah Garden, our local Jewish community teaching garden operated by Shoresh, a grassroots Jewish environmental organization that inspires and empowers our community to take care of the earth by connecting people, land, and Jewish tradition. All the produce grown at the Kavanah Garden is donated to Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank to feed community members in need.
Ve'ahavta – Pack Hygiene Kits
Grades 6-9 / Maximum 50 teens
Hosted by: Amanda Bergman & Lizzie Rabinovich
Participate in a Game of Life workshop about the poverty cycle and pack hygiene kits for Ve’ahavta to distribute to those experiencing homelessness in Toronto. Ve’ahavta is a Jewish charitable social service organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty.
Ve'ahavta – Prepare Food
Grades 8-12 / Maximum 30 teens
Hosted by: Noah Amiel & Leo Eigenmacht
Participate in a workshop about food security and help prepare food for Ve’ahavta to distribute to those experiencing homelessness in Toronto. Ve’ahavta is a Jewish charitable social service organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty.
Yellow Brick House – Assemble Care Packages
Grades 8-12 / Maximum 50 teens
Hosted by: Jeffy Cikurel & Sierra Nash
Create much needed care packages for women and children at Yellow Brick House who are escaping domestic abuse and violence. Yellow Brick House empowers women and children to rebuild their lives and gives a voice to the untold stories of violence in our community, raising awareness about the need for change and moving our community forward to end violence against women and children.