Social Action

The Pelham Jewish Center is actively involved in several ongoing social action projects.  We conduct Midnight Runs and Breakfast Runs several times a year through, providing food, clothing and personal items to needy people in New York City.  We also assist with and provide food monthly to Community Service Associates’ soup kitchen in Mount Vernon.  The PJC hosts biannual blood drives for the New York Blood Center and, along with all other Pelham houses of worship, we participate in the Thanksgiving in a Box project.  We work with the Bronx Jewish Community Council on several projects, including Project Hope and their food pantry, which provide help to needy Bronx residents.  In addition to our ongoing projects, we participate in “one off” social action activities including work with seniors.  The Pelham Jewish Center is committed to support of refugees and we are currently exploring a joint project with other local houses of worship to sponsor the resettlement of a refugee family. For more information or to get involved, please contact Michael Dvorkin at