Join me for “Good Deeds Day” on April 15th

On Sunday April 15th I’m leading a volunteer project at the Bernard Horwich JCC (in West Rogers Park) in a community project for seniors. I’m asking for 20 friends and family to join Eli and me, as we help this amazing organization.

This project is just one of 30+ being held in the Chicago area, as part of International Good Deeds Day ( Good Deeds Day (GDD) has a simple premise—every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Last year, GDD encompassed more than 20,000 projects, in 93 countries, and involved 2.5 million people. I think that is so cool! Recently, I’ve become involved with TOV—a unit of the Jewish United Fund ( – that is sponsoring and coordinating all the GDD projects in the Chicago area.

Will you please join Eli and me on April 15th? Spouses, significant others, children 10+, as well your friends are all welcome to join us. Please register via the link below.

In Response To Current Threats and Attacks, Register To Do Good!

Open the news, and one can see many stories about anti-semitic incidents around the country, including desecration of cemeteries, threats and attacks against Jewish centers. There have been so many statements of support from our neighbors and friends, but statements are one thing and action is another.  I’d like to suggest how we can combat the stories of negativity with positive acts.

As we have mentioned, we are proudly partnering with JUF TOV on Good Deeds Day on April 2, 2017. Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of doing good—where all around the world hundreds of thousands of volunteers help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and change the world.

Our local volunteer project, that JCCWRP is partnering on with JCC Chicago and CJE Senior Life will take place at the Bernard Horwich JCC on Touhy to make cards, tissue paper flowers, and decorative vases that will go to residents at CJE.

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago – parking available

As a reminder, you must register in advance at Please share the attached flyer in your local coffee shop, store or organization. Lets join together to do good!


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Let's Do Some Good In WRP!

JCCWRP will be partnering with the Jewish Federation / JUF on an opportunity to bring the community together around volunteering in West Rogers Park.
Good Deeds Day was started in Israel in 2007 as a way for people to give back and has since become an international day of service taking place in over 75 countries around the world. Last year JUF launched Good Deeds Day locally and nearly 1,500 community members of all ages participated in the inaugural event. Good Deeds Day is scheduled for Sunday, April 2, 2017. Follow this link to learn more and see pictures from last year:
There are now several local projects lined up, including the Chicago Chessed Fund, Maot Chitim, and others are being added to the calendar. More details will be sent out as projects are confirmed.
Please help us spread the word and let me know if we can count on your family or colleagues for a volunteering opportunity in West Rogers Park. We look forward to participation from the members of our community in this city-wide effort.