Jewish Social Action Month
Jewish Social Action Month (JSAM) is a global initiative that takes place during the month of Cheshvan, from Saturday, October 5, to Sunday, November 3, 2013. As part of JSAM, UJA-Federation of New York's Commission on the Jewish People (COJP) supports Jewish social-action and community service projects that bring together volunteers from different synagogues, day schools, community centers, and organizations in the New York metropolitan area.
We aim to promote service as an important and unifying feature of synagogue life and Jewish communal culture. JSAM seeks to use social action as a vehicle for building bridges between groups and diverse segments of the New York Jewish community. We wish to have an impact on not only beneficiaries of this important service but also the new and strengthened connections between the communities collaborating to offer this service.
Find a JSAM volunteer project and join people of all ages from across the New York area who are turning Cheshvan – the month with no Jewish holidays — into a month of social action and giving back.
Learn about our 2013 JSAM grant recipients.