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TIKKUN Olam/ Social Action

The Tikkun Olam/Social Action Committee organizes small and large volunteer projects throughout the year. We strive to help those in need, sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, and providing for the underprivileged. To learn more about our upcoming projects and to be added to our email list, contact

Upcoming projects

 Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House - Sunday, June 30

Help prepare, cook, serve, and clean up a meal for 150+ guests. Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay, meals, and the necessities of home so families can focus on caring for their critically ill or injured child being treated at Rady Children's Hospital. Must be 16+ to help in the main kitchen.

 Sunday, June 30
First Shift: 3:00-6:00pm - prep and cook dinner
Second Shift: 5:30-8:00pm - set up, serve, and help clean up

Children 6+ can participate too!
Children 6 and older, accompanied by parents, are invited to bake cookies and other quick desserts in the family kitchen. Children may also help serve desserts.  To sign up, contact Sam Jacobs at 



Provide Dinner at the Safe Parking Program - Sunday, July 21

Help prepare, serve, and clean up dinner for 60 children and adults who are currently living in their cars.

Sunday, July 21

Space is limited to 15 volunteers, so everyone has a meaningful role. Volunteers must be at least 7 years old. There is no kitchen available to us, so all food must be prepared in advance.

Volunteer opportunities include cooking/preparing food prior to arrival, providing paper goods and utensils, serving, and cleaning up. There is something for anyone who is interested in helping.

To sign up, contact Jane Conners at

Every night at two secured lots, Jewish Family Service operates a Safe Parking Program for unsheltered San Diegans living in their vehicles, many of whom are experiencing homelessness for the first time. A car is often a critical, final asset, allowing for transportation to work and school, the ability to seek employment, and access to resources. As these individuals and families work to lift themselves up out of a difficult situation, many are making nightly choices between purchasing food, gas, and other essentials. Creating further barriers to stability are the isolation and lack of social support that so often accompany homelessness.

By providing meals, we will provide both nutritious food and a sense of community. With a focus on stopping the downward spiral of homelessness, Safe Parking offers not just a reliable place to stay, but also a welcoming environment, meaningful resources, and dignified support to create a pathway to housing while meeting people where they are now.  


Wed, June 19 2019 16 Sivan 5779