Opportunities for Service and Engagement


Rescue and Donate Leftovers from a Harlem Butcher
12:45-2 pm

Prep and Serve a Meal at The Mandala Cafe
3:30-7:30 pm (2 shifts)

3:30-5:30 pm - meal prep shift

5:30-7:30 pm - meal service and cleanup


Serve a Meal at Harlem Community Kitchen
3:30-6:30 pm

Reading Partners Volunteer Info Session
5:30-7:30 pm


Stock a Neighborhood Harlem Food Pantry
9 am-1 pm

Potluck Family Shabbat Dinner & Learning: On Racial and Environmental Justice
4-6 pm, $18/Family

Celebrate Shabbat in an evening of learning, activities, and ritual for the whole family in a potluck-style picnic dinner. The program, highlighting the themes of racial and environmental justice informed by the teachings and legacy of Dr. King, will be facilitated by family educators from JCC Harlem and Repair The World.

For this potluck-style picnic meal, bring a vegetarian, dairy, and/or parve dishes for you and your guests to enjoy. You needn’t share or be shared with, but are welcome to.
We’ll provide utensils, adult and kid-friendly drinks, challah, grape juice, and dessert.

Shabbat Dinner: Dr. King’s Teaching in the current Climate
7:30-9:30 pm, $22/Person

This year, Tu B'Shvat, or the Jewish Celebration of the Trees, falls on Martin Luther King Day. On January 18th, join Repair The World and Hazon for an evening exploring the intersection of these two holidays through learning, conversation, and connection. Guests will spend the evening exploring environmental justice through the lens of Dr. King’s teachings. Keynote Speaker will be Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, and food sovereignty activist.

Cocktails and conversations at 7:30 PM. Dinner at 8:00 PM. Keynote Speaker at 8:15 PM.

Co-sponsored by Repair the World, Hazon, JCC Harlem, Harlem Moishe House, Based in Harlem, Be'chol Lashon, and Romemu. Nourished by OneTable.


Paint Classrooms at Local Harlem School
10 am-5 pm, 2 shifts, Breakfast and lunch provided

10 am-1 pm - morning shift

2-5 pm - afternoon shift

Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem
4-6 pm


Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Rescue Food from a Local Harlem Bagel Shop
4:45-6 pm

Open Canopy: Tu B'Shvat Seder and Learning
3-5 pm: Learning and children's programming - free, RSVP required
5-6 pm: Cocktail Hour - free, RSVP required)
6-8 pm: Community Seder - adults only, $18/person


Assemble Food Packages at JCC Harlem
10 am-4:30 pm (1.5 hour shifts)



Volunteer with Harlem Grown

Volunteer with the Community Kitchen

Volunteer with Mandala Cafe

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