Repairing the World: Tikkun Olam
We take the task of raising the next generation of community leaders very seriously. We want families to work together to develop an identity unique to them concerning social responsibility. With that idea in mind, we offer MANY opportunities for children and their families to become involved in our local community’s needs. Within the school, we partner with the Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida and Arbor House, the local homeless family shelter to celebrate the birthdays of those children receiving services from these agencies. Each class (including the infants) rotates making a birthday cake and birthday cards for underserved children. Additionally, parents are encouraged to bring in leftover party supplies. We gather items to create a birthday in a box for these children.
CARLOADS OF DONATIONS
CHARITIES HELPED EACH YEAR
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
All year long B’nai Israel Community Day School is joining with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare to support the MIST Program. MIST (Mothers in Intensive Support) is a residential program for mothers of newborns or in their third trimester with mental health and substance abuse issues. The year-long program allows the newborns to stay with their mothers while they receive treatment. The Day School has an ongoing drive to collect diapers, wipes, and formula that go directly to the mothers.
St. Francis House
Throughout the year we partner with St. Francis House, the local homeless shelter, to provide birthday boxes to children staying in their facilities. Each month, a different class takes turns making a cake and cards for a child who has a birthday. The cake and cards are delivered along with party goods and a goodie bag to the family.
We also partner with Ronald McDonald House to provide birthday boxes to children staying in their facilities. Each month, a different class takes turns making a cake and cards for a child who has a birthday. The cake and cards are delivered along with party goods and a goodie bag to the family.
Parents of children enrolled at B’nai Israel also engage in community services. Each month a different class is responsible for preparing and delivering dinner to Helping Hands.
- Ronald McDonald House
Helping Hands dinners
Hurricane relief Houston
Wish Upon A Star- Part. SF
MIST Hanukkah Party
Coats for Grace Marketplace
Gainesville Opportunity Center
Taste of Gainesville Sponsor
Amazing Give- Boys & Girls Club
Rainbows for Benjamin
Child Advocacy Center