Tikkun Olam

BCHSJS brings our values of making a difference in the world to life for our students. Whether it’s collecting food for the needy or working on a holiday gift drive, we offer a variety of ways for students to give back and to fulfill community service obligations for their secular high schools. One notable program is our Jewish Volunteer Corp. This year-long service-learning class provides the opportunity to volunteer with a group of senior citizens. Approximately half of the class sessions take place (transportation provided) at the Daughters of Miriam/The Gallen Institute senior care facility in Clifton. There, students build relationships with residents, learn their life histories and document them in written and visual formats.

We encourage parents and their children to participate in the following activities during 2016/17:

  • Jewish Volunteer Corps

Make a difference in the life of an older Jewish person and build a bridge to honor those who came before us

  • Tomchei Shabbos

Bring in non-perishable foods any school day between Purim and Passover to help feed the needy in Bergen County

  • Mitzvah Day (Sunday, November 6, 2016 after school)

Parents join students and hundreds of volunteers as the BCHSJS staffs several sites in Bergen County

  • School Supplies Drive

Bring in school supplies for Oasis, a haven for women and children

  •  Chanukkah Toy Drive (November – December)

Bring in toys, games, puzzles for children who would otherwise not receive any gifts

  • Clothing Drive for Israel (January)

Donate new and gently used clothing to Yad Leah, an organization that sends clothing to Israel

  •  Super Sunday (January 29, 2017)

BCHSJS can volunteer to participate in Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Super Sunday

  •  Habitat for Humanity Winter Trip to New Orleans (President’s Week break)

Join the BCHSJS trip to New Orleans and support Habitat for Humanity’s continuing hurricane clean-up efforts

  • Salute to Israel Parade (June 2017)

Join tens of thousands marching up Fifth Avenue to show support for Israel