On Sunday, April 6, 225 teens in San Diego gathered as part of a larger nationwide movement to make a difference in the community, known as J-Serve. J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Youth Service, which provides teens with the opportunity to fulfill the Jewish values of , acts of loving kindness, , just and charitable giving, and , the responsibility to repair the world.
- Fed 400 homeless individual’s downtown with burgers, chips, and water
- Helped clothe over 100 people through G’Mach
- Created over 100 Passover meal kits for food insecure families
- Gave $1000 in philanthropic support to La Maestro Health Clinic and JFS
- Worked with children with special needs to create gift bags filled with toys for homeless children
- Created over 200 coloring books for children who are living at the Battered Women and Children’s shelter of the San Diego Rescue Mission
- Created over 300 hygiene bags for homeless individuals to shower at the San Diego Rescue Mission
- Made over 100 hand-made cookies for those who are homeless looking for a meal at St. Vincent DePaul
J-Serve is supported by the San Diego Jewish Teen Coalition and lead by the JCC. J-Serve is also supported by the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, The Gary & Jerri-Ann Jacobs Teen Director Endowment Fund, Funded in part by Gary & Jerri-Ann Jacobs Youth Endowment Fund. Generously supported by the Jewish Education Leadership Fund Families: Chortek Family Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, Melvin Gard Foundation, Viterbi Family Foundation, Eric Weisman & Susan Chortek Weisman.