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Social Action: JCC Cares


Our community needs you! Social action opportunities for all ages

The JCC’s Social Action Team brings the community together to perform Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness). Please join our Social Action Team: together we can make a difference!

JCC Cares monthly events are designed for young and old, including special events that are designed specifically with families in mind.

For more information or to participate in any of these events, contact Heather Zucker at (949) 435-3400 ext.165 or


Adopt-a-Soldier: Kfar Yona Soldier Collection

Kfar Yona, Israel: Our Sister JCC

Established in 1932 and located in central Israel, Kfar Yona is home to a thriving community center or 'Matnas' that is the Sister JCC to the Merage JCC. We have a unique and special relationship with Kfar Yona Community Center, exchanging visits between staff and teens over the years. We look forward to continued exchanges and friendship in the future.


To honor Kfar Yona teens who are beginning their service in the Israel Defense Force, we have established the Adopt-A-Soldier Project. With your help, we are creating packages for soldiers as they embark on their military service.

Collecting Tuesday-Friday, July 22-25 on Main Street, Merage JCC

We are collecting the following donations for our first seven Kfar Yona soldiers:

  • T-shirts (that say Orange County or California or America)
  • Socks
  • New toiletries
  • Hard candy (heat resistant)
  • Mini travel games

Starts:Tuesday, July 22 Add to Outlook
Ends:Friday, July 25
Family Volunteering at the Food Bank
Sunday, August 3rd from 10:00am-11:30 a.m.
Join JCC Cares, the JCC's Social Action group, for a fun morning of giving back! We will be heading to the OC Food Bank to pack food boxes that are distributed to hungry families in the Orange County and surrounding areas. This is a great event for families! Email for more information.
Time:Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Date:Sunday, Aug. 3 Add to Outlook
Ages:Ages 12-16
Race for the Cure
All Ages - Join the JCC Cares/Mitzvah Mavens walk the Komen Race for the Cure to help fight Breast Cancer. Follow these simple steps to register: (1) Go to: asp?ievent=1016557 (2) Click I AGREE. (3) Click JOIN A TEAM. (4) JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM: Scroll down to "JCC Cares/Mitzvah Mavens", then click Continue. (5) Proceed to fill out personal information. ---Note: Event: 7:30 am 5K Run/Walk
Time:Sunday from 7:15 a.m. to
Date:Sunday, Sep. 28 Add to Outlook
Ages:Grades K-5
$35 for members.
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