Volunteer with the J
Hillel asked: “If I am only for myself, what am I?” and the Talmud teaches us that “we are all responsible for one another.” With these teachings in mind, the SJCC is looking to offer meaningful opportunities to embody the value of tikkun olam (repairing the world). We welcome your participation and any questions that come along with it. Our goal is to provide a quality experience while establishing connections and benefiting the community.
If you have general questions about volunteering, please reach out to SJCC Community Connections Professional Shoshanah Horne or call 206-232-7115.
If you are interested in a specific activity listed, please reach out to SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo or call 206-388-0826.
Sign Up to Volunteer
Step 1 to volunteering with the J is filling out the Volunteer Application form. If you are over 18, you will be subject to a background check. All potential volunteers will be contacted by an SJCC staff member for an interview. Projects subject to availability and skill set.
If you have any questions, contact SJCC Community Connections Professional Shoshanah Horne or call 206-829-2662.
Dinner at Our House
August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17
5-7 pm | Free | Ages 6+
Do you like to cook? How about helping those in need? We’re partnering with YouthCare, an organization working to fight homelessness among Seattle teens, to cook dinner for 20 in the SJCC kitchen. Dinner will then be delivered to YouthCare’s Jackson Street facility to be served that evening. Please join us for a couple hours to help battle food insecurity among homeless teens!
If you’re interested in participating, please email SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo or call 206-388-0839.
JFS Food Drive
Help those in need during the High Holidays by dropping off non-perishable items at the J to donate to the Jewish Family Service Food Bank. All donations will go to the JFS Food Sort on October 1.
JFS Food Sort
Sunday, October 1 |10 am-1 pm | Ages 6+
Volunteer to sort food for the hungry. Contact SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo via email or at
206-388-0839 for more information.
SixThirTeens: Eastside Baby Corner
Saturday, November 11 | 9 am-noon | teens only
At Eastside Baby Corner, 1510 NW Maple Street, Issaquah
Assemble packages of baby essentials for families in need.
Registration coming soon
SixThirTeens: Ellis Pond Restoration
Saturday, October 14 | 10 am-2 pm | FREE | teens only
The J and the SixThirTeens are partnering with EarthCorps to help preserve one of Mercer Island’s great greenways. Get your hands dirty for a good cause and learn about the benefits of native plants.
Registration coming soon
The SixThirTeens is a self-directed, mitzvah-based, philanthropic group for teens in the Seattle area. The primary purpose of the group is to engage in various social action initiatives, benefiting the community while providing an evocative platform to connect with one-another. The name “SixThirTeens” is derived from the number of mitzvot (commandments) recognized in the Torah.
The overall goal of this group is to provide low-barrier opportunities for teens to engage in service and develop a foundation of key values with each other, on their own terms. The group was created by teens, for teens and is self-directed. There are no membership or attendance requirements to participate. Come and serve one time, or every single time!
If you, your teen, or a teen you know is interested in participating or has questions, please email SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo or call 206-388-0839.
Support our family-centric community holiday celebrations such as Purim, Hanukkah, Passover Seders, Havdalah and Shabbat gatherings, Tu B’Shevat Seders, and Sukkot. There are various ways to support our Community Celebrations.
Kesher Community Garden
Duties include weeding, harvesting, mulching, watering garden beds, composting, and there’s always lots of free garden education.