VOLUNTEER THIS ELUL
Volunteer for one or more of 4 acts of kindness that will take place in the 4 weeks prior to Rosh Hashanah. There is no better way to focus our minds on that which is truly important than by giving to others. We hope this will be the first year of a new tradition at Judea during the month Elul. It is a great way for families to get ready for Rosh Hashanah.
Sunday, September 8, 10am- 12pm
People of the Yarn, Temple Judea’s knit and crochet group, support Temple Judea’s homelessness initiatives. Please join for a morning of fun and creative tikkun olam, as we craft items for donation to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission for people in our community in need. We are open to all, including beginners. Just bring your choice of knitting needles or crochet hook, plus yarn. Feel free to start projects in advance (scarves, hats, ear-warmers — any style). We look forward to seeing you!
Please RSVP to Jane Nichol at or contact Jane with any questions!
Saturday, September 14, Noon to 1:30pm
The Hope of the Valley Help Center, 6425 Tyrone Avenue, Van Nuys
Come help serve BBQ at The Hope of the Valley to help the economically disadvantage individuals and families. Just 90 minutes of your time will make a huge difference.
Please sign up HERE or contact Michael Opell for more information, Children Welcome
Saturday, September 21, 9am to 2pm
Saint Joseph the Worker Church, 19855 Sherman Way, Canoga Park
An immensely rewarding program, this initiative helps mentor people with green cards to become citizens. It does require a bit of training. There are also additional opportunities to mentor students at other times. Please contact Judy Rutt, to sign up and become involved.
Saturday, September 28, 8am to Noon
10641 San Fernando Road, Pacoima
Meeting Each Need with Dignity (MEND), is the largest food bank in the valley. It services over 14,600 individuals a month with food, clothing, medical, dental and vision services. All clothing is welcomed, as long as it is still in good wearable condition. They are constantly in need of canned goods, particularly beans and rice, as they are non-perishable 99% of MEND’S services are provided by members of the community.
This work will involve loading and unloading trucks full of clothes, sorting clothes and re-packing and distributing other dry goods to clients. It will be a great day at a great organization.
Please RSVP to Jay Schlanger at Children Welcome