Pikuach Nefesh – He who saves one man’s life saves the entire world
The Pozez JCC continues to support and build CommUNITY during this challenging time for so many people in our area. We hope you will join us in standing together to help those in need by supporting the following programs:
The Pozez JCC is hosting a blood drive to help our County replenish its critically low supply. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Please mark your calendar and register to give blood on the following date and time:
Friday, June 18, 10am-3pm
Friday, August 20, 10am-3pm
The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average.
Note: The Red Cross is allowing anyone who has received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (AstraZeneca and Janssen/J&J have a two week waiting period) to donate without a waiting period. It is encouraged that you bring your vaccine card (or a virtual copy of it) to show the nurse but it is not required. All that is required is to know which manufacturer was administered.
Sign up by clicking here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=JCC%20Northern%20VA&cid=siebel&med=email&source=bdc_email&utm_source=siebel&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bdc_email
An on-going event through May 24, 2021
Run or walk your own 5K route anywhere you like and submit your time for a chance to place among the top finishers. Join together in support of Gift of Life's mission to save lives while remaining socially distant.
To learn more and register please visit this website.
Join the Gift of Life Marrow Registry, all it takes is a simple cheek swab, and if you are a match for a patient in need, you will be given the opportunity to save a life.
Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington (BCGW) supports patients, their loved ones and caregivers in the Jewish community. Services are provided free of charge and include hospital pantries, the Bernard Creeger Bikur Cholim House, Lunzer Kosher Food Program, Friendly Visitors, Transportation to medical appointments, medical equipment loan, the Rabbi Samberg SmileMaker (“make a wish style" ) and emergency funds for medical related bills as well as educational programming.
The Jewish Community Support Line - 703-J-CARING
When you feel overwhelmed or uncertain about your options for support, your Jewish community is here for you.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, JSSA, and our network of local human service organizations are proud to introduce 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line, serving residents of DC, MD, and Northern Virginia.
With one call to 703-J-CARING (703-522-7464), you can connect with a professional case manager ready to assist you in finding the resources and support that are right for you. All calls are confidential.
Case managers are standing by to support you Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Find resources & support for: Adult/Senior Care Services, Career Services, Early Childhood Services, Emergency Assistance, Health & Wellness, …and much more.
Ongoing Collection of Non-Perishable Food and Personal Care Items
Each week during business hours, please bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the Guest Services Desk at the J's entrance to help us Jam the J-Trolley and donate these items to hose in need in Fairfax County.
Suggested non-perishable foods include: Canned chicken, canned chili, canned fruit, rice, spaghetti sauces, and cardboard boxes.
Suggested items include: Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, deodorant and lotions, diapers & baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence underwear, laundry & dish detergent, household cleaners, paper towels & toilet paper.
Listen, Learn, & Act: JCRC's Anti Racism Resources for Our Community
Curated by Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
To help us renew and deepen our commitment to the Black community as well as support Jews of Color; specifically Black Jews, the JCRC of Greater Washington has created a resource list – for learning and self-examination around explicit and implicit racism, and for taking concrete anti-racist action to advance justice and equity in our society. https://jcouncil.org/page/listen-learn-act
PJ Library's Resources for Talking with Children about Racism
Repairing the world, tikkun olam, starts at home. Right now, even if it feels uncomfortable, it's important for families to talk about race and racism together. PJ Library provides resources that offer starting points for parents, educators, and caregivers about how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion, even with very young children. Click here to view their resource page.