Sunday, December 17

 For questions, or to be a project leader
please contact Julie Turetsky

Start Your Mitzvah Morning

Prior to your community service project, we hope you will join us at Sinai for:
9:00 am – 9:30 am Social Justice Fair & Service with Rabbi Cohen & Cantor Newman
• Join us for a light breakfast.
• For an opportunity to learn from Sinai youth about the issues that are important to them!
• For conversations about the issues that are important to you.
• To learn about opportunities to get involved in social justice efforts at Sinai and in Milwaukee.

Project #1 - Alternate Location

Robyn’s Nest
Robyn’s nest provides clothing, books, toys, hygiene products and infant items to families within the Milwaukee foster care system. Volunteers will be sorting donations.
Date and time: December 17, 10:30am to 12:30pm
# of volunteers: Max 20
Ages: All ages are welcome. School aged children need to be
accompanied by parent
Location: 620 South 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI

Project #2 @ Sinai

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services and POHSEY (Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth)
Volunteers will be assembling backpacks for teen victims of sex trafficking which will be distributed by POHSEY to victim advocates who will give them directly to youth. A list of needed items will be provided.

Date and time: December 17, 10:00am to 12:00pm
# of volunteers: Unlimited
Ages: 12 and older
Location: Congregation Sinai

Project #3 @ Sinai

Empty Bowls
We will be painting ceramic bowls to donate to Empty Bowls for their 2018 fundraiser. The bowls we paint will be donated to raise funds to feed those in need in the Milwaukee metro area. We also will be making holiday cards and wrapping holiday gifts for youth in Milwaukee.

Date and time: December 17, 10:00am to 12:00pm
# of volunteers: Unlimited
Ages: All ages are welcome
Location: Congregation Sinai

Project #4 @ Sinai

Pathfinders
Every month Congregation Sinai prepares and serves a meal at Pathfinders. Volunteers will be preparing December’s meal. Pathfinders serves homeless youth and youth in crisis in Milwaukee.

Date and time: December 17, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: open to all 7th grade students
Location: Congregation Sinai

Project #5 - Alternate Location

Community Advocates Milwaukee Women’s Center
Volunteers will be creating a variety of craft projects with the residents (women and children of all ages) of Community Advocates Milwaukee Women’s Center.

Date and time: December 17, 10:30am to 12:30pm
# of volunteers: 6 families or 6-8 adults
Ages: All ages are welcome
Location: 3025 West Mitchell Street, Milwaukee (the corner of 31st and Mitchell Street) (414) 671-6140

Project #6 - Alternate Location

Interviewing Seniors at Sarah Chudnow
Sinai volunteers will be going to the Sarah Chudnow Campus to be paired up with a senior to interview each other (suggested questions will be pro-vided). Make a connection between generations. There will be music, snacks, and surprises.

Date and time: December 17, 10:30am to 12:00pm
# of volunteers: 10 families or individuals max.
Ages: 11 and older.
Location: 10995 N. Market St., Mequon, WI

Project #7 - Alternate Location

Jewish Community Food Pantry
The Jewish Community Food Pantry provides emergency food to individuals and families in need throughout the greater Milwaukee community. Help sort and pack food for clients

Date and time: December 17, 10:30am to 1:00pm
# of volunteers: Max 12
Ages: 11 and older (11 and 12 years accompanied by parent)
Location: 2900 West Center Street, Milwaukee, WI

Project #8 @ Sinai

Blanket Making
Volunteers will be tying fleece blankets which will be given to Community Advocates Milwaukee Women’s Center and POHSEY.

Date and time: December 17, 10:00am to 12:00pm
# of volunteers: unlimited
Ages: All ages are welcome
Location: Congregation Sinai

Project #9 - Alternate Location

Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families while their children are receiving medical treatment at Children’s Hospital. Volunteers will prepare bag lunches for families to eat during the following week. Contact Julie (414) 899-5128 if you are interested in planning the lunches or shopping for ingredients prior to volunteer date.

Date and time: December 17, 10:30am to 1:00pm (could be finished earlier)
Ages: 14 and older. Must be in good health.
# of volunteers: limited to 8
Location: 8948 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53226

 

For questions, or to be a project leader
please contact Julie Turetsky