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The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Act Now Initiative


Act Now is an exciting new initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. Our goal is to engage the Jewish community in revitalizing the greater Houston area. Through meaningful volunteering and learning opportunities, we provide programming that builds bridges, supports partner organizations and enhances community resiliency.


The Act Now initiative began in partnership with Repair the World and the Leadership Coalition for Jewish Service shortly after Hurricane Harvey. In the program’s first 18 months, over 2,000 multi-generational volunteers contributed more than 24,000 hours of hands-on help for our community. 


In recognition of our post-disaster response, the Act Now initiative has been awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.



Make a difference in the community. School’s Out, Help Out consists of five meaningful volunteer opportunities that coincide with closure dates for public schools and/or Jewish day schools. 

These volunteer projects will be 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. 

There is no cost to attend the volunteer projects, but registration is required, and space is limited. 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.

Questions? Contact Sacha Bodner, Director of Social Action

sbodner@houstonjewish.org or 713.729.7000 x308