Mitzvah Day November - when we make 400+ Comfort Duffle Bags for Kids going into Foster Care - is one of Or Ami’s biggest social action events. We assemble duffle bags filled with a stuff animal, a blanket, toiletries, custom pillow case with a hopeful message, a personalized card and school supplies. Foster kids are kids just like you, but who can’t live at home with their moms or dads anymore because sometimes moms and dads have really big problems and can’t take care of their kids.View Event Flyer | Previous Mitzvah Days Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 31st at 10am until approximately 2:30pm to help prepare the synagogue for the assembly day, to sort through thousands of items, organizing stations around the synagogue to create an assembly line where 400 “comfort bags” can be put together by dozens and dozens of helpers. On Sunday, November 1st, beginning at 10 am, volunteers assist by running a station (e.g., school supplies, toiletries, books) where congregants will choose from items for a specific age/gender child. After the event volunteers help return the synagogue to its original state.Volunteer Now Individual and business sponsors are needed to support our social action projects. Your sponsorship underwrites the important efforts necessary to create Mitzvah work like this carnival.Sponsorship Categories | Sponsor Now
Mitzvah Day April - a Carnival for at-risk youth - is one of Or Ami’s biggest social action events. Hundreds of community members gather to create a joyful atmosphere, bringing children from New Directions for Youth together with children from our community. Many of these kids have never before enjoyed a carnival. The smiles on their faces show the new sense of self-worth they feel. It lets them know that people do care. View Event Flyer | Pictures of Previous Carnivals Volunteers are needed run the booths and activities at the carnival, as well as to sponsor booths, food and attractions. Or Ami volunteer adults/families are matched with youth from NDY as they go thru the carnival so that personal relationships can begin to build. Volunteer Now Individual and business sponsors are needed to support our social action projects. Your sponsorship underwrites the important efforts necessary to create Mitzvah work like this carnival. Sponsorship Information | Sponsor Now New Directions for Youth, our partner organization, is a social service agency providing counseling, academic tutoring, recreation and mentorship to youth at-risk for substance abuse, gang affiliation, physical and/or sexual abuse, school failure, early pregnancy or juvenile delinquency.
Join with Habitat for Humanity and Congregation Or Ami to build subsidized homes for working poor families. In addition to a down payment and monthly payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor. No experience is necessary, just a desire to help and learn. We are working currently on a project in Oxnard. Please contact Andy Krasnoff for more information.
A Carnival for At Risk Kids and Or Ami Kids
At Congregation Or Ami
Saturday, April 19th | 9:45 am – 1:00 pm | No Charge | All Ages
A fun-filled carnival featuring a petting zoo, games, obstacle course, Velcro wall, face painting, crafts and more!
Or Ami kids have FUN while BRINGING SMILES to the faces of kids from another part of Los Angeles County.
And DEEPEN relationships with the kids from New Directions, many of whom have never attended a carnival before.
Mishpacha: this is a scheduled session
Kesher, Triple T and other adults and families: please attend this social action event
RSVP so we can match you with a kid from New Directions : www.orami.org/RSVP
Mitzvah Day April is made possible with the generosity of Randee, Vivian and Coby Hilborne in Honor and Memory of the Hilborne and Samsky Families
Would you sponsor a specific ride or booth? Contact Laurie Tragen-Boykoff.
The able-bodied youth of our synagogue join with children who have special needs for a fun day of playing, snacking and doing arts/crafts at a local park designed for Special Needs Kids. It is an opportunity to dispel myths about the “disabled” and to discover the unique ability that each of us possesses. Please join us. Contact Helayne Sharon.
Designed by Shane’s Inspiration, a non-profit organization that designs and builds universally accessible playgrounds, Brandon’s Village features playground equipment is over 70% independently playable for children with disabilities and also provides meaningful and stimulating play opportunities for able-bodied children.
For information on Brandon's Village, click here.
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