Dec 28, 2020
Tikkun Olam in Action
What does tikkun olam (repairing the world) look like? How about 2,000 toys in the hands of happy children; 1,560 snacks filling hungry bellies; 700 bouquets of flowers adorning a once-empty table and 350 cards offering cheer to those who need it most? Since November, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Volunteer Center and its dedicated team of mitzvah-makers have been hard at work ensuring that, despite the pandemic, people in need would still have something to smile about this holiday season. The ever-popular Season for Giving — a series of Jewish community volunteer days — was held for the 13th consecutive year, inspiring 400 volunteers to participate in service projects from the safety of their homes or through socially-distanced, hands-on opportunities. Activities ranged from wrapping gifts and distributing food to collecting toys and participating in at-home projects, which were then distributed to Camillus House, Miami Rescue Mission, Ronald McDonald House and other local nonprofit organizations. Click here to stay updated on how you can help during this difficult time or email JVC Director Lori Tabachnikoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.