Mahatma Gandhi famously said that each of us should “be the change that you wish to see in the world.” J-Serve Pittsburgh is your opportunity to be the change. Join the movement of hundreds of Pittsburgh teens working together to make our serve our community. J-Serve Pittsburgh is an annual day of service for teens in 6th-12th grade. Last year, over 300 teens came together for our annual community wide day of service at a variety of organizations throughout the Pittsburgh area including: 412 Food Rescue, Repair the World, Family House, and more! Pittsburgh J-Serve is one of the largest J-SERVE’s in the nation and we will continue that tradition with YOUR help! Interested in taking part organizing the day itself? Join the steering committee to help plan this year’s event, here.
J-Serve Pittsburgh is an invigorating, inspiring teen-planned day of Jewish community service, attended each year by 300 Jewish teens in 6th-12th grade from around greater Pittsburgh. Teens meet at the JCC in Squirrel Hill for breakfast and an engaging learning session led by their peers. Then, they’re off to volunteer at more than 15 local service locations (including Repair the World, Cribs for Kids, 412 Food Rescue, Family House, and Charles Morris) for several hours before returning to the JCC for lunch and celebration.
J-Serve: International Day of Youth Service is a national program of BBYO, Repair the World, Youth Service America, and Rock the Vote. It is generously underwritten by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Since 2005, J-Serve has been part of Youth Service America’s Global Youth Service Day weekend.
The JCC is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.