J Cares Service at the JCC Indianapolis
The JCC Indianapolis has an active community service group called J Cares that was launched by volunteers for Thanksgiving in 2021. Other projects taken on and completed by the J Cares group have included a children’s book drive to benefit Indy Book Project: Books for All Children and a food drive for Washington Township Schools.
The goal of J Cares is to activate and engage our J community in service to the greater community. Projects include food, clothing, and book drives, as well as beautification or environmental clean-up projects. The group meets monthly to review project submissions and plan for future community service projects.
If you are interested in joining J Cares, contact Erica at EJohnson@JCCindy.org or fill out the form below.
Taking Care of Others Is a Core Jewish Value
The concept of community service is closely tied to the basic Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world), which urges us to make a difference in the lives of others who may be less fortunate.