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Sunday, April 7, 2019

1:00am - 5:00pm

Since 2005, J-Serve has provided teens with a unique opportunity to band together through service as a united global network committed to fulfilling the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim, acts of loving kindness, tzedakah, just and charitable giving, and tikkum olam, the responsibility to repair the world. Every year, Jewish teens worldwide join each other on this special day and throughout the spring to make their community and the world a better place. Get involved by participating in one of these free projects, for which advance registration is required:

Understanding Sexuality & Gender Diversity

Have you heard acronyms like “LGBT,” “LGBTQ,” or “LGBTQIA” and wondered what those letters stand for? Do you, or someone you know, serve as members of the community to identify as LGBTQ?  Do you want to learn more about the community and have a chance to ask questions in a safe and non-judgmental space?

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: Where is the Line?

Americans are free to believe and say what they want, but when does that become “hate speech?” Join us as we dive into the differences between free speech and hate speech. We’ll discuss how hate speech leads to hate crimes, and how communities persevere through that. This project discussion will be led by a panel of local leaders whose communities have suffered from these hate crimes.

You Are Not Alone: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness

The lives of people with mental health conditions are often plagued by stigma as well as discrimination. Stigma is a negative stereotype. Stigma is a reality for many people with a mental illness, and they report that how others judge them is one of their greatest barriers to a complete and satisfying life. This project will help identify signs of mental illness and teach coping skills to help.

Live Your Own Way - Quest, INC.

“Our differences are the one true thing that we all have in common. Celebrate them every day” – Anonymous

Quest, Inc. is a place with unique and specialized services for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These services allow them to achieve and to feel valued and supported – not bullied, ridiculed, outcasted or abused, but celebrated for their respective disabilities. Quest, Inc. provides a safe place to call home, quality long term care, education, and therapy. This project will take place at a Quest village where we will be helping to beautify the home so they can continue providing a quality living experience.


Jayme Epstein
(407) 621-4032


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