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Gathering for Good

A new social club for PJ Library families to volunteer, learn, share and connect. Groups will meet monthly for age-appropriate service projects and holiday celebrations. Gathering for Good is a great way to meet new friends in your neighborhood and make a difference in our community in a fun, family-friendly way. 

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Volunteer Projects:

Gathering for Good groups meet monthly for projects focused on helping others in your community.  Locations may vary based on each month's project.  Projects may include:

  • Packing breakfast bags for the homeless
  • Singing with seniors at local senior centers
  • Working in the Ark's food pantry
  • Making toys for cats & dogs in a shelter
  • Sorting books at Bernie’s Book Bank
  • Serving meals at JUF’s Uptown Café
  • And more!

For specific questions on projects and tentative dates, please email Rachel Rapoport at rachelrapoport@juf.org.

Who can join?

Ages:  Best for families with children ages 2-8 yrs.  

Neighborhoods: 2017-18 groups will be held in the city and northern suburbs.  

*The Northern Suburbs group is now full.  Please email rachelrapoport@juf.org if you are a suburban family who participated last year and would still like to join.

Membership Fees

The cost to participate is $75/family*.  This cost covers:

  • Program supplies and materials that will be donated to different agencies during our family volunteer sessions
  • Family friendly vegetarian/Kosher meals and/or snacks at family volunteer projects
  • Appetizers and 1st drink at parents' opening reception
  • Participation in the closed Gathering for Good Facebook group offering additional volunteer opportunities  

Limited space available.  First come, first serve

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*If the participation fee is a barrier, please reach out to Rachel Rapoport at  rachelrapoport@juf.org

Gathering for Good is in partnership with JUF's Tikkun Olam Volunteers Network.  This program made possible through a grant from PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

“PJ Library helps us to explore a new idea with our daughter such as how it feels to help others in need.”

PJ Library Family

Upcoming Events


The Get Together Monday, September 25, 2017 1:30 PM More info
Kol Nidre Family Service Friday, September 29, 2017 6:30 PM More info
High Holiday Family Services at Beth Tikvah Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 AM More info
Yom Kippur Family Service Saturday, September 30, 2017 1:00 PM More info
Tot Yom Kippur Experience Saturday, September 30, 2017 3:00 PM More info