Donate Become a volunteer!
Shabbat in the Extended Day Group

The project “Shabbat in the Extended Day Group” brings a Jewish component in “Extended Day Group” program. It introduces children from socially vulnerable families to the youth – their older …

Shabbat in the Extended Day Group

The project “Shabbat in the Extended Day Group” brings a Jewish component in “Extended Day Group” program. It introduces children from socially vulnerable families to the youth – their older friends, helping young people to learn how it is to work with children of different ages. The purpose of the project is to show children the ceremony of meeting Saturday, and holding Oneg Shabbat. The project involves clients of Family Support Center (children who attend the program “Extended Day Group”). Members of the youth club EKO “Emunah” hold Shabbat meeting in the “Extended Day Group”. The program is organized by the Family Support Center and runs from September 2015.  At the same time – in September – the first Shabbat, organized by the youth had taken place. In addition to meeting the Sabbath, the youth hold games, competitions, etc. Children from “EDG” become familiar with the ceremony of Shabbat and are waiting for Shabbat, in particular, to talk again with their older friends.

Week of Good Deeds

Within the frames of “Week of Good Deeds” volunteers from Minsk JCC Hillel held an action “Responsible for Our Future”. 7 young people planted 5 trees in a city park: «We …

Week of Good Deeds

Within the frames of “Week of Good Deeds” volunteers from Minsk JCC Hillel held an action “Responsible for Our Future”. 7 young people planted 5 trees in a city park: «We have made our city a little bit greener and cleaner».

37 young and initiative people from 9 Jewish organizations of Minsk and periphery took part in the charitable action “Mere Help” under the projects “Holiday to Every Home” and “Week of Good Deeds”. Volunteers cleaned 8 apartments and brought elderly lonely people joy and pleasure from socializing.

 

Clean Home

A charitable campaign Clean Home was held in Gomel Hesed on April 17, 2016.  The event was announced two weeks prior and attracted representatives of different generations and community groups. …

Clean Home

A charitable campaign Clean Home was held in Gomel Hesed on April 17, 2016.  The event was announced two weeks prior and attracted representatives of different generations and community groups. Olga, a Day Center volunteer, encouraged its members to make baskets; canteen’s staff baked sweet treats. Young volunteers from youth leadership programs paid visits to homebound Hesed clients and assisted Hesed staff in arranging apartments of the elderly community members for Pesach: they cleaned windows, balconies, and sanitary rooms, and sorted out the mess. The hosts were very touched and pleased; all of them insisted on joint tea drinking and were willing to share their memories about wartime and evacuation, their relatives and friends. Continuity of generations is certainly of high importance and these 14 volunteers definitely made their contribution.

“You are my Friend, I am your Friend”

Once in semester, the family from the family club invites the child, from the family included in the list of CPS, to their house. The participants are selected in such …

“You are my Friend, I am your Friend”

Once in semester, the family from the family club invites the child, from the family included in the list of CPS, to their house. The participants are selected in such a way that the child from the accepting family was relatively at the same age and interests with the child- guest.

Miracles Happen

Unfortunately, we live in a world in which not every family can fulfill the dreams of the child. Our volunteer movement has decided to repair this injustice, and created a …

Miracles Happen

Unfortunately, we live in a world in which not every family can fulfill the dreams of the child. Our volunteer movement has decided to repair this injustice, and created a project that we have called “Miracles happen.”

Children from low-income families, who are registered in the BCC, write their wishes, that will be implemented by our volunteers. All members of the family club choose one wish from every child and do their best to fulfill it.

Miracles happen on Hanukkah, Purim and Rosh Hashanah.

“Family Day”

In advance, the participants are give  a task to prepare the presentation of their families. During the event, they have to attract as much as possible people to whom they …

“Family Day”

In advance, the participants are give  a task to prepare the presentation of their families. During the event, they have to attract as much as possible people to whom they will be able to tell a stories of their families. At the end of the event,  all the families receive Magen David

“To the First Grade-Together”

It is an action of the help to the socially vulnerable families who bring up the future first year pupils for school. It is carried out in the cooperation with …

“To the First Grade-Together”

It is an action of the help to the socially vulnerable families who bring up the future first year pupils for school. It is carried out in the cooperation with CPS (providing the data of the families whom the financial aid is needed).
The members of the family club buy the stationery and at the event they present them to the children.
Future first graders receive as the gifts, the small hand-made articles / cards made by the children in studio of painting and the Aleph Bat program.
Also in the program it is included the concert of children’s creative studios.

“Grandchild’s Day”

Someone from you, for certain, has for the first time learned about the existence of such holiday and, of course, he was surprised. For our volunteers this holiday has already …

“Grandchild’s Day”

Someone from you, for certain, has for the first time learned about the existence of such holiday and, of course, he was surprised. For our volunteers this holiday has already become familiar because they don’t imagine the usual year without celebration of this remarkable holiday.

“Day of the grandson” connects three various generations of one family. Grandmothers with grandfathers, parents and their children are surely invited to this holiday. In the center of a holiday there are the fascinating and interesting concerts with bright children’s programs, and competitions, active communication and tasty things, prepared by mothers — volunteers.

 

eld.

The staging of the plays by the youth club

The preparation of two performances: Belarusian and Jewish subjects. At least 4 performances for Hesed’s clients, CPES and the participants of the programs “Emuna”.

The staging of the plays by the youth club

The preparation of two performances: Belarusian and Jewish subjects. At least 4 performances for Hesed’s clients, CPES and the participants of the programs “Emuna”.

“Elder Brother”

The participants of the youth club help the children from the program “After School”(CPES organizes the program from September, 2015) the participants help children in the preparation of the lessons …

“Elder Brother”

The participants of the youth club help the children from the program “After School”(CPES organizes the program from September, 2015) the participants help children in the preparation of the lessons and to carry out their leisure time (dances, songs, quizes, games, etc.)

The help to mothers, who bring up the children with the special needs

Mothers- volunteers from “Mazl Tov” take the child to themselves once a month (come to the apartment, or remain with the child at the territory of МЕОD). At this time …

The help to mothers, who bring up the children with the special needs

Mothers- volunteers from “Mazl Tov” take the child to themselves once a month (come to the apartment, or remain with the child at the territory of МЕОD). At this time mothers of the children with special needs have a little time for themselves. Besides, they can use the help of mothers- volunteers of “Mazl Tov”, hairdressers, specialists in manicure and so on.

The preparation of “Purimshpil” and the participation in the Easter project

It is carried out in March and includes the preparation of the performances by parents -volunteers. The staging of the performances for the children in Mazl Tov, CPES, in “Sheket”, …

The preparation of “Purimshpil” and the participation in the Easter project

It is carried out in March and includes the preparation of the performances by parents -volunteers. The staging of the performances for the children in Mazl Tov, CPES, in “Sheket”, and also carrying out of the Seder.

The Charity events for the children with special needs

The volunteer center collects clothes, footwear and baby food for the babies from 0,5 months to 5 years old. The collecting of the necessary things  is performed by the participants …

The Charity events for the children with special needs

The volunteer center collects clothes, footwear and baby food for the babies from 0,5 months to 5 years old. The collecting of the necessary things  is performed by the participants of the clubs “Mazl Tov” and “Keshet”.

” The Ball of Golden Hearts”

5 Jewish married couples who have lived together 50 and more years, and also 5 young Jewish families who have lived together about a year are invited to a holiday. …

” The Ball of Golden Hearts”

5 Jewish married couples who have lived together 50 and more years, and also 5 young Jewish families who have lived together about a year are invited to a holiday. During the event there are concert, competitions, quizes, and the couples have an opportunity to share their life experience and just to communicate heart-to-heart.

“Birthday Party”

Who doesn’t like the birthday? Probably, everyone waits for this day with special impatience. Our volunteers have decided to organize for children from needy families their own birthday parties. Once …

“Birthday Party”

Who doesn’t like the birthday? Probably, everyone waits for this day with special impatience. Our volunteers have decided to organize for children from needy families their own birthday parties.
Once in semester, our volunteers spend the memorable holiday for various children from the social families consisting on the account in CPES whose birthdays fall on the next three months.
For children are organized the entertaining parties to which their friends are invited. The treats are prepared by mothers- volunteers. But what holiday do you know without gifts? As the gifts are served the interesting hand-made things and beautiful cards made in the family club “Keshet” and at children’s programs.

“Children to Сhildren”

Within this project it is carried out the collecting of the toys, stationery, clothes and footwear for the children from the socially vulnerable families. The volunteer center carries out charitable …

“Children to Сhildren”

Within this project it is carried out the collecting of the toys, stationery, clothes and footwear for the children from the socially vulnerable families. The volunteer center carries out charitable auctions at which the pastries, jewelry, and also the handmade works created by the participants of the “Arts and Crafts and Needlework for Mothers” group are offered. The raised fund is transferred to CPES.
In addition, the creation of the branch of “Bottle of services” refers to the same project, where there is an opportunity to receive the necessary service or to offer yours (the baby sitter, tutoring, the help of elderly people care, the help around the house) also belong to the tasks of the project.