OWHC Social Action Projects:

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 Join the OWHC Mitzvah Committee!

Please join our Mitzvah Committee for many special and meaningful mitzvah opportunities (support for Israel, clothing drives, cleanups, food recovery, supporting homebound seniors in our community, etc) during the year.  Please ontact Mitzvah@owhc.org 



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Challah Ahavah-Challah Love  

Find out about this great OWHC program (part of Jewish Social Action Month grant). Let’s learn about the mitzvah of baking challah and then share with seniors in our community.




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Supplies for Success Drive.

Thank you to everyone for supporting the annual Once again OWHC participated and contributed to the overall success of this program.  The community came together and the end result is that over 7,000 disadvantaged children will be able to start school with confidence and the tools they need to succeed! Yes, every piece of paper and pencil counts!   If you are still interested in getting involved, donations can now be made on line. Go to https://www.ujafedny.org/schoolsupplydonation/$18 will provide a filled backpack to a local child in need


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Annual High Holiday Food Drive

Once again OWHC will be supporting Hatzilu Kosher Food Pantry with a food drive starting before the High Holidays.  Donate canned fruit (and other non-perishable pantry items) anytime between now and Yom Kippur.   Hatzilu delivers food to needy Jewish families on Long Island, and makes nearly 100 deliveries each month to meet their mounting needs.  There is a significant shortage of food items to meet this demand.  Donations can be dropped off in our shopping cart in the lobby.


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Support Lone Soldiers in Israel!

Join us at a planning committee meeting for the Long Island Chaverim Chapter of The Lone Soldier Center.  Tuesday, September 16th at  7 pm at Sid Jacobson JCC. Approximately 15 synagogues will be represented.  “Like” us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chaverim-of-the-Lone-Soldier-Center-Greater-Long-Island-Chapter/675088295901179?ref=br_tf  (OWHC religious school has "adopted" Michal, a Lone Soldier who made Aliyah from New Jersey. Packages supporting Michal and her troop will be sent through the Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem.)



It's Your Birthday in a Box Program - OWHC continues to collect diapers, wipes and paper goods for babies living in local shelters.

Perishable Food Recovery Program - From Our Table to Yours - donations of leftover simcha or shiva food to local shelters. Please see OWHC website for information


From Our Garden to Your Table – donate your excess harvest to local families in need.

Mitzvah Freezer - Making a big pot of soup? Put aside one quart for our Mitzvah Freezer. All soup donated to MOMMAS house. (Freezer quart size containers available upon request)


If you have any questions please contact Susan Berman, Mitzvah Program Coordinator, mitzvah@owhc.org.