Virtual Community Service Day - Service Opportunities

Writing letters/emails
  • Send a thank you letter or picture to a service person/people. Wondering what to write? Where to send it to? Please click here. 
  • Write a thank-you note or create a video for a medical professional. Please email Ms. Jamie Mittleman, Experiential Educator, to receive a name from our database.
  • Draw pictures and write notes to people in nursing homes located near GOA:  
Daughters of Israel
Attention: Eve Goldberg
1155 Pleasant Valley Way,
West Orange, NJ 07052 

Jewish Federation Plaza
Please scan your letters or drawings and email them to Sarah Diamond 

Do you have a relative or friend in a different nursing home? Please feel free to reach out to them, too!

Phone and Zoom calls
  • Call or FaceTime your grandparents, relatives, friends who are also stuck at home. 
  • Phone or facetime a friend from school, camp, your neighborhood and share a smile.
  • Set up a Zoom call with a Holocaust survivor. Please email Mrs. Elisa Schenker, Upper School Guidance Counselor, to arrange a call.  
Videos that bring happiness to others!
  • Our Community Service Club leaders, Maya Soudry (‘21) and Emma Biegelman (‘21) are collecting videos of students singing, dancing, playing an instrument and sharing their talents. All videos will be compiled into a weekly message for senior citizens. Please email Maya with your submissions. 
Other Ideas 
  • Join with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest’s commUNITY Mitzvah Day at Home
  • Do you have gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, paper towels that you are able to donate? If so, the West Orange Police and Fire departments are collecting these items every day between 10am-6pm at the West Orange Fire Department, Station #5, 25 Mt. Pleasant Place, West Orange (just behind Metropolitan Plant Exchange) in the rear of the building.  
  • Jewish Family Services - pick up prescriptions, deliver Passover/Shabbat care packages to Holocaust survivors and isolated, frail seniors in the community. Please email GOA Parent and JFS Director of Volunteer Services, Suzy Bermanfor more information.
  • Interested in making chew toys for shelter dogs - follow this tutorial and then you can donate them to Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter 
Looking for more? Check the Foundation of Kindness website for many more ideas of how to support local and other communities.