Many new volunteers are being recruited in 2018 to work on many service projects for the Jewish Volunteer Center of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach.For many of the volunteers, such as Juliana Gendelman, who is the incoming chair of the Jewish Volunteer Center, participating in service projects is an affirmation of resolving to be a more fulfilled person.When I lived in Washington, D.C., I resolved to do more volunteer work and now that I live in Palm Beach County, I am glad to have immersed myself in the many service projects at the Jewish Volunteer Center," said Gendelman.
Volunteering with the Jewish Volunteer Center has enriched my life," said GendelmanThe Jewish Volunteer Center opened in November, 2016 by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County to reach out to many who wish to engage in many community service projects.
"The Jewish Volunteer Center gives the opportunity for volunteers to go to the Center and participate in a variety of services, be it delivering meals to seniors, supporting literacy, or combating hunger, among other projects, in making our community better," said Stacey Ellison, chair of the JVC.
On Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 15) alone, the Jewish Volunteer Center will have 11 community service projects, including the following activities in Jupiter, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach:
"There are hundreds of volunteers, many of them who may have just recently registered for the Jewish Volunteer Center, who have dedicated themselves to doing community service projects on Martin Luther King Day and throughout the year," said Rabbi Erica Rosenkranz of JVC.
Over Hanukkah last December, JVC had more than 350 volunteers participating in community service projects each of the eight days of the holiday in the "Eight Days of Giving Back" campaign
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