Here is just a small list of ideas and organizations for Mitzvah Projects:
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1000mitzvahs.org is a FANTASTIC blog with great ideas of Mitzvah Projects! Go here NOW!!
1-800 Volunteer.org is a place to find out how you can volunteer for practically anything!
Areyvut is a Jewish organization which has a lot of suggestions for Mitzvah projects.
Hebrew Union College is the Reform movement’s seminary, based in New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem. The College not only trains future Rabbis, Cantors, Educators and the like, but they run charitable programs.
Habitat for Humanity helps builds homes for those who have none. Need we say more?
Hadassah has been around for a very long time and they do many charitable things!
JACS stands for “Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others.”
The Jewish National Fund has “evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 240 million trees, building over 200 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.” For over 107 years!!
Kids Care Club has as their mission: “…to develop compassion and to inspire a spirit of service in elementary and middle school age youth. Kids Care Clubs knows that it is important to encourage children to volunteer at an early age. Kids Care Clubs provides young people with hands-on volunteer opportunities to help others in their local and global communities.”
Mazon is a great organization with the mission of feeding the hungry.
Men of Reform Judaism is for… well… MEN! Learn more!
P-FLAG stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
America Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society , HIAS, is the international migration agency of the American Jewish community. We provide rescue and refuge for persecuted and oppressed Jews around the world. In recent years, as the population of Jewish refugees has diminished, we have directed our expertise to assist refugees and immigrants of all backgrounds. HIAS also advocates in Congress for fair and effective policies affecting refugees and immigrants. Since 1881, HIAS has assisted more than 4,500,000 people worldwide.
The Jewish Guild for the Blind
is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency that serves persons of all ages who are visually impaired, blind and multidisabled. The Guild offers a broad range of programs that include: medical, vision, low vision, psychiatric and rehabilitative services, managed long-term care, residential services, day health programs, schools and educational training programs for independent living.
The Jewish Federations of North America
represents 157 Jewish Federations & 400 independent Jewish communities. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam(repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).
VolunteerMatch is another site for finding places at which to volunteer!
Women of Reform Judaism is for… well… WOMEN! Learn more than the men!
The World Union for Progressive Judaism is helping promote the cause for modern Judaism around the globe!