Civic Involvement

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.

CAKES BAKED

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.

RMHC

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.

Helping Hands

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.

Celebrating The Mitzvah of Tzedakah (Acts of Charity)
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • MIST
    Arbor 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

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