Community Service Opportunities

This listing of ideas for mitzvot is not an endorsement of any particular agency or cause. It is simply a brief listing of local, national and international organizations that are giving back or doing good in the communities that they serve.

Programs that have an asterisk (*) after them are programs that have been supported by Temple members by way of mitzvah projects, individual or family participation. If you are interested in contact information for the Temple member or family who has worked with a particular program please contact Karen Arkin. If you are involved with an organization or have completed a program that is not on this listing but you would like to see added to this list, please also contact Stacey Ramer.

Click on an area of interest below for a description and project(s) for each organization.

Jewish Foundations and Organizations

Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation
Jewish Family Services of Broward County
WECARE Community Outreach
Neve Michael – Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Program

Israel Related Organizations

Jewish National Fund *
Neve Michael Children’s Village *
Boys Town Jerusalem
One Family Fund *
Leket Israel
American Friends of Magen David Adom
American Friends of Magen David Adon – Red Bag of Courage

Local Programs to Benefit Children

Becca’s Closet
Children’s Advocacy YMCA Center
Tyler Scott Goldberg Foundation
JAFCO * (Jeiwsh Adoption & Foster Care Options)
GOGO at Hanukah
Manitou Experience *
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation Kids Camp *
Operation Brave Kids
Kids Helping Kids Backpack Program
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Child Life Program
Tomorrows Rainbow
First Book
Children’s Harbor Village
Touch A Heart Foundation
I Care I Cure
SOS Children’s Village
Brookwood Home for Girls
Give Back a Pack
Child Net – Foster Children & Foster Care Agencies
FEED Project
Reach Out and Read
Emmy’s Heart
His House Children’s Home

Local Programs to Benefit Animals

Humane Society of Broward County
Share-a-Pet Program
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Ranch
Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida, Inc.
The “Mitzvah Mutts” Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project Program

Sports Related Programs

Weston AYSO Soccer Program
Weston AYSA VIP Soccer Program
Miami Dolphins Foundation’s Special Teams Volunteer Program
Sports Gift Inc. *
Pass Back-US Soccer Organization
Project Beisbol
Weston & Pembroke Pines Miracle League

Music Related Programs

Habitat for Humanity Musician’s Village in New Orleans
Give the Gift of Music

Local Programs to Benefit Education

Adopt a Classroom
Mentoring in Broward County Schools
Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Broward County
Kids in Need, Books in Deed *
Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation *
School Supplies for Haitian Schools *
Women of Tomorrow
First Book
Project 1841
Broward Partnership for Homeless Library
Broward Partnership for the Homeless

Cancer Related Causes

Komen Race for the Cure *
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer *
I Care I Cure
Gilda’s Club of South Florida
Think Pink Rocks *
Children Battling Cancer (CBC)

Health Related Causes

Children’s Vision Program *
Be the Match Registry – Marrow & Cord Donor Program
Locks of Love
Michael Stolzenberg Rehabilitative Trust *

Programs for the Needy & Homeless

Cooperative Feeding Program *
Feeding South Florida
Feeding America
Heifer International *
Soles 4 Souls
Soreff Food Bank- WE CARE Pantry
Save a Soul*
The Ronald McDonald House (Miami & Ft. Lauderdale)
Feeding South Florida Programs


Habitat for Humanity Broward
Covenant House Florida


Annual Waterway Cleanup *
Adopt a Street Program
Save the Manatee Club
The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation
International Coastal Clean-Up
Nike Reuse-A-Shoe
Project Medishare for Haiti

Programs Supporting The US Military

Operation Brave Kids
Operation Gratitude
America’s Moms for Soldiers

Humanitarian Organizations

Greater Good
Global Giving