Am Yisrael’s Tikkun Olam committee is in full swing. Over the past six months, the committee has researched and selected several Tikkun Olam projects that are now being made available to the congregation for participation. We are seeking volunteers for the following projects:
Northfield Food Pantry
2550 Waukegan Rd Ste 100, Glenview, IL 60025 (7 minutes from synagogue)
The pantry is like a small grocery store. A volunteer shift is two hours. Volunteer hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Thursdays the hours are from 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 2 – 3 people per shift.
For information and to volunteer contact Steve Zeal at 847-951-6111.
CJE Senior Life – Lieberman and Gidwitz/Friends/Weinberg Center
1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
For information or to volunteer, contact Eric Matlin at 847-571-6301
4 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093 (at synagogue)
Family Promise of the North Shore is an organization that consists of a consortium of synagogues and churches that cares for homeless families who find themselves temporarily without shelter.
Volunteers heat and put out dinner for the guests and eat with them.
For information or to volunteer, contact Claudia Linda at 847-309-9525.
Bernie’s Book Bank
917 N. Shore Drive , Lake Bluff, IL 60044 (30 minutes from synagogue)
BBB provides children’s books to those in need. Morning and early afternoon shifts are two hours. The last shifts start at 4:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. and last 1-1/2 hours. There are no evening or Sunday shifts.
There are four tasks in the warehouse: stickering, sorting, leveling, and bagging. The calendar is prepared 2-3 months in advance.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Marianne Schreiber 847-835-1665.