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Host Family Needed for 7 Visiting Israeli Women (Shlichim)

  • June, July and August 2019; Commitment: Min. 2 weeks
  • Host to provide bedroom/private space and meals. Also, helping with transportation at times.
  • If you have questions about the process, please contact Jennifer Rosenzweig | Assistant Director of Children and Camping, at 832.408.3527 or

Theater, Music, Dance & Speaker Related (Min. Age: 21+)

Ushers, concessions and cast party set-up needed for theater performances. 

Dance at the J

  • March 8 -  Arts in the Afternoon: Belly Dance; Ancient Form of Movement
  • March 9 - Koresh Dance Company
  • April 17 - Debra Dickenson
  • Sign Up Here 
2019 Spring Arts & Ideas (Min. Age: 18+)
Feb 2-May 13, 2019 
  • Thurs, Feb 21 - Theatre: Moonlight and Magnolias | 6:45 PM-9:00 PM
  • Sat, Feb 23 -Theatre: Moonlight and Magnolias | 7:15 PM-9:30 PM
  • Sun, Feb 24 - Theatre: Moonlight and Magnolias | 2:15 PM-4:30 PM
  • Thurs, March 21 - FILM | Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women | 6:45 PM-9:00 PM
  • Sun, March 24 - Afterword with Jamie Bernstein | 12:15 PM-2:30 PM
  • Tues, April 16 - Afterword with Caroline Moss & Michelle Markowitz | 6:45 PM-9:00 PM
  • Sun, May 5 - Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer | 1:15 PM-3:00 PM (off-site)
  • Sign up here:  2019 Spring Arts & Ideas

Volunteers Needed to Drive on a Single Day for Meals on Wheels (Min Age: 18+)

  • Can't commit to a regular delivery schedule? We have single day opportunities to deliver meals.
  • Mon-Fri pick-up meals at the J 10:00 AM-11:30 AM; 1-1.5 hours
  • Contact: Kari Stein at or 713.595.8177

Ongoing Volunteering

Volunteers needed to Drive for Meals on Wheels (Min Age: 18+)

  • Mon-Fri pick-up meals at the J 10:00 AM-11:30 AM; weekly commitment: 1-1.5 hrs
  • Contact: Kari Stein or 713.595.8177

Volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program of Harris County (FGP)

  • Be a mentor and tutor to at-risk youth on a weekly basis (minimum of 20 hours per week).
  • Serve as a non-judgmental and consistent grandparent figure to kids who need extra love and support.
  • Common sites are head start centers, public schools, and emergency homeless shelters throughout Harris County.
  • Opportunity to earn tax-exempt stipend of $2.65 per hour and limited mileage reimbursement. To be eligible, your total household monthly income cannot exceed $2,023 (one person) or $2,743 (two people)
  • Contact Bea Rivas at or 713.595.8198.

RSVP - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (Min. Age: 55+)

  • Long-term volunteer opportunities throughout the Greater Houston area. Contact Walt McFadden: or 713.595.8157.

Volunteer with Youth with Special Needs on Sundays - Sport Stars Program (Min. Age: 15+)

  • No sports skills needed - just patience and willingness to help. Weekly Commitment: 1-2 hrs
  • Weekly during the school year. Basketball & Soccer | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM | Weekly or one-time: 1 hr. Contact Bryan Kiser:

Volunteer with Senior Companions Program (Min. Age: 55+)

  • Help homebound seniors. Opportunity to earn tax-free stipend and benefits if low-income person with monthly income for one person $2,010 and two people $2,706 or less. Weekly commitment: 20 hrs; Contact Sandra Smolensky at or 713.595.8183.

Office Helper (Min Age: 18+)

  • Filing and organizing for Accounting Department. Mon-Fri 9:00 AM—3:00 PM.
  • Weekly or one-time commitment: 1 hr
  • Contact Sylvia Dauber at