September 23 | 9:15 am-12:30 pm | Optional lunch – $10
Volunteer | 9:15-11:30 am | SWEEAC | 1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Lunch | 11:45 am-12:30 pm | Repair Offices: RELAY Shop Spaces | 600 Bronner Brothers Way, Atlanta, GA 30310
Spend a day with Repair the World, an organization dedicated to making meaningful service a defining part of American Jewish life, especially for young adults.
SWEEAC, the Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center, provides resources to help community members maintain a healthy lifestyle, find employment opportunities, utilize social services, and access other necessary resources. A neighborhood partner of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, they serve more than 48,000 families and distribute over 1,000,000 pounds of food to families in the communities of Atlanta.
In the morning, volunteer with SWEEAC, the Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center, who serves more than 48,000 families and distributes over 1,000,000 pounds of food to families in the communities of Atlanta. You’ll help stock shelves and break down boxes, as well as assist families as they fill up their bags with food from the farmer’s market-style food pantry.
After volunteering, head to Repair’s offices for a light lunch and learn more about their volunteer programs, fellowship for young adults, and progress after just one year in Atlanta!
October 25 | 7 am-4:30 pm | $60 – includes travel and lunch
Travel with us to Whitwell, Tennessee to see the impact of the Paper Clips Project Holocaust Memorial Exhibit with a student-led tour of the Children’s Holocaust Memorial at Whitwell Middle School. Learn about the Paper Clips Project. Then head to The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga for lunch and learning with their professionals and lay leaders.
7 am | Meet at Temple Sinai and load onto bus
7:15 am | Depart Temple Sinai for Whitwell, TN
9:15 am | Tour Whitwell Middle School’s Children’s Holocaust Memorial and lunch at The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga
4:30 pm | Arrive at Temple Sinai and say our ‘See you soon’s’
In 1998, something amazing happened in the town of Whitwell, a small rural community of fewer than 2,000 people nestled in the mountains of Tennessee.
Whitwell Middle School principal Linda Hooper asked language arts teacher, Sandra Roberts, and associate principal, David Smith, to begin a Holocaust education class that would be the basis for teaching tolerance and diversity in a voluntary after-school program. When the students, mostly white and Christian, struggled to grasp the concept and enormity of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust, they decided to collect six million paper clips – one for each soul who perished.
Debbie Dermer | Jody Goldstein