Social Action Outside Opportunities

What They Do
The ARK Seymour H. Persky Building Provide Free social services for the needy, clinics, pharmacy, mental health, food pantry, emergency financial aid, counseling, legal aid, and homeless residence.
CJE SeniorLife Over the past 36 years, CJE’s wide range of services has grown to include assisted living, counseling and care management, long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, Alzheimer’s care, adult day programming, home delivered meals, home health, wellness and education and much more.
Jewish Big Sisters Volunteers assisting Jewish girls, ages 9 to 18, with special social needs.
Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) Jewish Child & Family Services provides a continuum of innovative therapeutic, educational and preventive social services for the Chicago community.  Our pioneering programs are designed to enable individuals, children and families to grow and develop positively throughout their lives.  We deliver necessary services to those in need regardless of religion or heritage. We do whatever is possible to foster personal growth and dignity in every individual, couple and family we serve.
JUF Uptown Cafe Located in the Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-service Center, the Cafe provides hospitality and meals to the hungry in Chicago’s Uptown community.
TOV-JUF Volunteer Network The JUF TOV Volunteer Network engages members of our community in the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing our world. TOV connects individuals of all ages to one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the Jewish and greater Chicago community.
TOV MTV You want to meet other teens and make a difference. We want to make it simple! With TOV MTV, which stands for Tikkun Olam Volunteers – Monthly Teen Volunteering, you can now take part in unique monthly community service projects! You will meet other teens from around Chicagoland and earn volunteer hours for school, all while making a difference in your community! Whether you’re interested in helping the environment, visiting the elderly, fighting hunger and poverty, or assisting people with disabilities, there’s bound to be an opportunity that appeals to you!
Volunteers for Israel Ages 16 and up. Work on supply base 2-week minimum. Hospital program 4-week minimum. You pay airfare. Room, board, tours and kosher meals provided. Programs throughout the year.
Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago Provides traditional holiday food packages to needy Jews in the Chicago area for Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
Mummies and Masterpieces  Mummies and Masterpieces provides slide shows, art projects and/or guided museum tours and gallery hunts to schools, synagogues, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes and community centers. Programs are appropriate for participants of all ages, and with all abilities.
SHALVA SHALVA is a domestic abuse agency that serves the Chicagoland Jewish community. They provide a number of services that include individual and group counseling, court advocacy, and prevention and education programming on domestic abuse for the community as well as the day schools.
Share Your Soles Foundation Our mission is simple: To provide gently worn shoes to those in greatest need around the world. Each shoe we collect is processed & sanitized before they are shipped to where they are best needed.We think it is important to educate & involve our children who have so much to be involved & realize what is happening in other parts of the world That is where our slogan originates..Children Caring Children Sharing
A Package from Home A Package from Home provides care packages for Chayelim Bodedim (soldiers with no family in Israel) and other combat soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. These packages strengthen the spirit and resolve of Israeli soldiers, and show appreciation and thanks for protecting Israel. These packages are filled with items such as fleece jackets, long underwear, socks, gloves, hats, t-shirts, toiletries, and assorted snack foods, along with letters of appreciation from children and adults from around the world. There are many ways to participate in A Package from Home’s project.
Ronald Mcdonald For nearly 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) has been creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of children worldwide. RMHC is making a global impact on the most pressing problems facing families today. Our approach is to think globally, but act locally by tailoring our programs to address the most pressing need of each community we serve.
PADS (Lake County) Founded in 1972 as a crisis hotline, the mission of PADS has evolved to combat chronic poverty, welfare dependency, and homelessness among individuals and families; by providing emergency shelter and crisis services throughout northeast Illinois.
Friends of the IDF The FIDF initiates and helps support social, educational, cultural and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland. The FIDF also provides support for the families of fallen soldiers.
JNF Jewish National Fund builds parks, indoor play areas, and of course helps the land of Israel environmentally through trees and water reservoirs
Areyvut Areyvut enables Jewish youth to infuse their lives with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action).
Mazon MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national, nonprofit agency that allocates donations from the Jewish community to prevent and alleviate hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds.
Chicago Cares Chicago Cares builds stronger communities in Chicago through volunteerism. They work closely with community leaders to identify and research critical needs, and then develop targeted group volunteer programs and mobilize thousands of volunteers to address those needs.



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