The Bohm Social Justice Initiative works in partnership with Jewish agencies, congregations, and local organizations to engage individuals and groups in meaningful social action and social justice activities focused on education, service, and advocacy. Much of its work takes place in partnership with other faith communities.
Jewish and Muslim Day of Community Service (JAMDOCS)
This event, which takes place on Christmas Day, brings together members of the Jewish and Muslim faith communities, together with others, to volunteer at over 20 locations throughout the St. Louis region. Participants meet for a welcome breakfast (which alternates each year between the Jewish Community Center and the Daar Ul Islam Mosque) before leaving to engage in volunteer efforts at community service sites ranging from xxx. JAMDOCS is a joint project of JCRC and the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis. The Co-Chairs are Jerry Hochsztein (JCRC) and Sophie Malik (Islamic Foundation).
Projects that take place include bringing cookies to area police and fire fighters who have to work on Christmas Day, visiting with infants and young children served by St. Louis Crisis Nursery, making no-sew blankets for patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and engaging in games and other activities with clients of the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center.
Interfaith Hunger Seder
Each spring during the Passover/Easter season the JCRC partners with another faith community to organize a Seder (traditional Jewish Passover service and meal) focused on the problem of hunger in our region and beyond. Each year we focus on a different aspect of hunger, bringing together people from across the community to learn more about this critical issue and receive specific tools to take action.