The Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service

About the Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service

The Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) organizes high-impact volunteer programs that address unmet needs in the Washington, DC area. In seeking to make our city a more just, inclusive, and livable place, we provide a way for the Jewish community to connect to our most sacred mandate of repairing the world.

While our programs are meant to be low-barrier and engaging to all, we are fiercely committed to upholding the dignity of those we serve by only providing services that are truly needed.

Our volunteer opportunities are designed to be family-friendly, flexible, and accessible whether you can commit one hour a month or a few hours a week. We offer our volunteers the opportunity to build lasting relationships with agencies and clients over the span of years, or volunteer once and try a different project the next time.

We have succeeded if our participants leave with a sense of the great need that exists in our city and the motivation and desire to join with us to continue repairing the world.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Events

Everything But the Turkey
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

22nd Annual Everything But the Turkey

Join hundreds of volunteers over 2 days to prepare thousands of Thanksgiving meals for those in need at local community kitchens, transitional housing facilities and homeless shelters.

In partnership with DC Central Kitchen.

Handmade for the Homeless – THE BIG COUNT
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Handmade for the Homeless for our special December session – the BIG COUNT! We have been working hard all year to create hundreds of beautiful warm winter items to benefit those experiencing poverty and homelessness in the DC area, and now it’s time to inventory the end result.

Please also note that we will spend most of this session counting and taking an inventory of all items knitted and crocheted this year. If you have finished items at home, this is the deadline to get them into this year’s count so please bring them with you!

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