School's Out Help Out

January 1, 2020 – School’s Out, Help Out is a partnership between the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and its Act Now and PJ Library initiatives, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center and you.

School’s Out, Help Out! consists of meaningful multi-generational volunteer opportunities when public and/or Jewish day schools are closed.

These volunteer projects are open for adults along with their children (or grandchildren) and provide them the opportunity to do a mitzvah, side-by-side with friends and neighbors, learn more about social action, and make a difference in our city.

Over President’s Day, volunteer families learned about sayver panim yafot (intentionally greeting others with kindness) before delivering approximately 50 Meals on Wheels and baking challah for hungry neighbors in need. Because of these generous volunteers, all 350 clients received their meals!

Over Martin Luther King Day, we were proud to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as participants joined with the Houston Rabbinical Association and the Houston Jewish Alliance for Civil Rights to march in Houston’s 42nd Annual Original MLK Day Parade.


We started Winter Break with a mitzvah! On their first day out of school, more than 60 children and their parents joined us at Hermann Park Conservancy to help beautify the park.