1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800

Social Action

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

In partnership with Jewish Federation's Center for Volunteerism, the JCC is spearheading opportunities for families, adults and teens.  Join us as we serve and connect with our greater community and embrace our Jewish values: ktikkun olam (repairing the world) and gemilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness).

Ending Hunger
October - November 2019

Food Collection for JFS (cart in the JCC lobby)
Tuesday, October 15 - Sunday, October 27
Suggested Kosher Food Donations: cereal, rice, pasta, canned goods including soup, tuna, beans, fruits and vegetables, jelly, jam, pasta sauce, peanut butter
Personal Care and Toiletries
Household items
Diapers, wipes and other baby care products

Fall Harvest Fest 
Sunday, October 20 • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bring an item for those in need, see above list

Food and Item Delivery to Jewish Family Service (JFS)  
Sunday, October 27 • 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Transport donations from JCC to JFS – and check out the food pantry on a distribution day.

Chili Packet Assembly at the JCC
Thursday, November 21 • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 22  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Let's get together and prepare chili packets - a great hearty cold-weather meal - for those in need.  Packets will be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges and HomeFirst Plainfield.

Family Shabbat Dinner
Friday, November 22 • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Bring an item for those in need, see above list

Donate a Thanksgiving Turkey
Sunday, November 24 • 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The JCC will be a turkey donation drop off site for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.  If you would like to help with the collection, please contact Randi Zucker at rzucker@jccnj.org

Cooking at the J
Not Just Chicken Soup with Fana Horenbein
Tuesday, December 3 • 7:00 p.m.
There's nothing like fresh baked bread and warm winter soups to fill your soul and keep you fueled for the cold weather.  We'll be making a variety of hearty soups and breads to create a perfect meal.  Please bring canned soup for those in need.  Register by Wednesday, November 27.
Price: $45, Member Price: $36  

Winter Warmth
December 2019 - February 2020

Hat and glove collections, cold weather kit making and a baked good drive.

Stay tuned for details.

Questions?  Contact Randi Zucker at 908-889-8800 x253 or rzucker@jccnj.org.