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MINOR REPAIRS

Volunteers of the center help lonely elderly people to cope with minor household problems.

MINOR REPAIRS

Volunteers of the center help lonely elderly people to cope with minor household problems.

CALL CENTER

Assistance for older people by phone. During the week 10 volunteers come to the center and make calls to lonely people who need moral support.

CALL CENTER

Assistance for older people by phone. During the week 10 volunteers come to the center and make calls to lonely people who need moral support.

Mature art

The “Mature Art” project has been recently started, but it has already gained its fans. The idea of ​​this project was born on the Good Deeds Day, when the organizers …

Mature art

The “Mature Art” project has been recently started, but it has already gained its fans.

The idea of ​​this project was born on the Good Deeds Day, when the organizers decided to hold a master class by Nadezhda Matsenko on the basics of painting for the golden age people. Participants were interested in this project and asked to make it monthly.

Now every second Monday, Nadya and the project participants come together to express their desire for art on the piece of paper. People of this age have their own characteristics, it is necessary to help and support them. That is why our volunteers guide them in the right direction.

Special activity concerning elderly people and children with special requirements

Together with our colleagues from “Hillel” volunteers have delivered 40 gifts to the wards on the eve of autumn Jewish holidays. We have visited elderly members of our community and …

Special activity concerning elderly people and children with special requirements

Together with our colleagues from “Hillel” volunteers have delivered 40 gifts to the wards on the eve of autumn Jewish holidays. We have visited elderly members of our community and children with special needs. It was one more project held together with  volunteers of Hillel. Thus, we continue our cooperation.

 

CLEAN WINDOWS

  The project has been working since May, 2016 and includes washing of windows in apartments of the elderly people who do not benefit from the “Home Сare” program. Five …

CLEAN WINDOWS

 

The project has been working since May, 2016 and includes washing of windows in apartments of the elderly people who do not benefit from the “Home Сare” program. Five volunteers participate in the program. During 2016 ten clients of the program made use of this service. The project will continue working in 2017.

ACTIVE BOARD

Fifteen middle-aged volunteers who take strategic decisions participate in this project. Meetings are held once in tree months. The volunteer project is integrated into life of the community center. The …

ACTIVE BOARD

Fifteen middle-aged volunteers who take strategic decisions participate in this project. Meetings are held once in tree months. The volunteer project is integrated into life of the community center. The board volunteers take partial responsibility of organization development. The active board participates in preparation of the Regional family camp, of an outdoor shabaton “Parents to Their Children”, and also in working with teenagers, and PROJECT OR program. It also holds rehearsals with children’s VIA.

DAY CENTER

Two times a week the Day center is open for the wards of Yekaterinburg Jewish Cultural Centre “Menorah”. Usual plan of the day consists of the morning tea, free time …

DAY CENTER

Two times a week the Day center is open for the wards of Yekaterinburg Jewish Cultural Centre “Menorah”. Usual plan of the day consists of the morning tea, free time for interpersonal communication, thematic class, master class or outside event after which lunch is provided. Classes in history and traditions of the Jewish people, sightseeing tours and visits of museums, exhibitions and theaters are arranged for the participants of the project. In summer tailgate parties and classes in physical culture are organized. We tell our wards about interesting people, and we are also interested in their backgrounds. Besides this, within the “Day Center” program participants celebrate all Jewish holidays and their own birthdays. That is how one of the most important problems of “golden age” – lack of communication and attention is solved in our center. Our wards find new friends and like-minded persons in the Day center, widen their circle of communication, and get new stable social relations, thus improving quality of their life. Volunteers’ role in the project consists of the notification and escort of elderly clients group to the community center. As a rule, a group of sixty clients is served by five volunteers.

SOCIAL VOLUNTEERING

  On a regular basis from ten to twelve volunteers perform delivery of diapers, test strips, and other equipment, as well as hot lunches to the clients. They also perform …

SOCIAL VOLUNTEERING

 

On a regular basis from ten to twelve volunteers perform delivery of diapers, test strips, and other equipment, as well as hot lunches to the clients. They also perform verification of checks of the “Bank Card” program clients. The “Social volunteering” program also includes sorting and delivery of clothes for children’s department of hospital, cleaning-up in apartments of the elderly people who aren’t participating in the “Home Care” program.

INFORMATION CENTRE

It is an ongoing project. Regions coordinators and call-center volunteers obtain information from the clients of social programs and process it. Twelve volunteers of the project are constantly in touch …

INFORMATION CENTRE

It is an ongoing project. Regions coordinators and call-center volunteers obtain information from the clients of social programs and process it. Twelve volunteers of the project are constantly in touch with more than three hundred clients. They monthly provide information on test-strips availability, wish happy birthday and invite the clients to celebrate holidays and to other events.

PARENTS TO THEIR CHILDREN

  Project purpose: creating a ground for family volunteering where children and their parents could train each other, share new knowledge and abilities, spend time together and reinforce motivation to their …

PARENTS TO THEIR CHILDREN

 

Project purpose: creating a ground for family volunteering where children and their parents could train each other, share new knowledge and abilities, spend time together and reinforce motivation to their joint activity in the community. Description of the project: It is a completely volunteer project. During the first half of the year middle-aged volunteers organized and carried out shabaton (family weekend) for 30 participants. They undertook preparation of the holiday and carried out a model Seder Pesach for families (a ritual family meal during the holiday Passover). Three  volunteers and thirty clients participated in this activity. Volunteers hold regularly rehearsals of children’s pop group; they started a project “Video channel” for teenagers and also won an internal grant from “Joint”. In the second half of the year shabaton having scope to attract new families in the project was organized. A series of master classes in production of gifts for elderly people and children with special requirements was held. The children’s rock group debuted at Hanukkah family celebration with two compositions. Participants of ensemble and the audience were fully satisfied.

ENTERTAINING SCIENCE

Project purpose: creation of alternative educational space within which various experts could entertainingly tell children about different fields of knowledge. Description of the project: The project is carried out on a regular …

ENTERTAINING SCIENCE

Project purpose: creation of alternative educational space within which various experts could entertainingly tell children about different fields of knowledge. Description of the project: The project is carried out on a regular basis. Once a week four middle-aged volunteers give classes to a group of 30 children. From September we have begun to invite for training new volunteers from the “Good Deeds Database” project. We also have made an additional enrolment of children. Today about thirty volunteers and more than sixty children participate in the project. It has received the 3rd place at the fair of projects held within the Conference on volunteering. Such a high result motivates our volunteers very much.

SAVING STORIES

  roject objective: collection of stories of the elderly people who overcame Holocaust and evacuation, creation of video films of these interviews. In summer a new volunteer was appointed as …

SAVING STORIES

 

roject objective: collection of stories of the elderly people who overcame Holocaust and evacuation, creation of video films of these interviews. In summer a new volunteer was appointed as the project coordinator. At the same time the seminar was held and tasks were set for the next three months. Due to the reorganization of the project the main part of the time was spent on analysis of the situation, identification of project needs, selection of the coordinator and his acquaintance with the current situation. Work on collection of stories is now resumed. Ten stories have been collected by the end of the year.

 

CHESS TO KIDS

It is a regular project on training kids to play chess. Classes are held by one volunteer for a group of 5-7 children. During the classes children study the basics …

CHESS TO KIDS

It is a regular project on training kids to play chess. Classes are held by one volunteer for a group of 5-7 children. During the classes children study the basics of chess, try advantageous combinations and compete with each other. Sometimes between couples of players competitions are organized. Playing chess helps children to develop logical thinking and to predict the moves of the opponent.

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

  Volunteers offer medical consultations for the clients. The action is carried out once in four months. Seven volunteers who are skilled doctors and ten clients – families with children …

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

 

Volunteers offer medical consultations for the clients. The action is carried out once in four months. Seven volunteers who are skilled doctors and ten clients – families with children from 0 to 1 year participate in it. During the classes volunteers tell parents how to look after children in their first months of life, how to recognize children’s diseases and to define deviations from normal development.

SCHOOL OF MADRICIHIM

Up to ten volunteers from School of madricihim (youth leaders) participate in organization of holidays and actions for 40-60 clients. In April we carried out a Passover family seder, in May …

SCHOOL OF MADRICIHIM

Up to ten volunteers from School of madricihim (youth leaders) participate in organization of holidays and actions for 40-60 clients. In April we carried out a Passover family seder, in May we hold outdoor Tzofim (Israeli Scouts Movement) activities, in June we organized “Shavuot-quest” for teenagers. After the trip to Szarvas the madricihim school membership was increased by 4 persons, the number of AJT programs participants also grew up. Since September madricihim school volunteers had more opportunities for independent planning and carrying out events and actions. From September to December they assisted in organization of the Festival of Jewish culture being volunteers in children’s zone. They welcomed guests, fully prepared on-site AJT shabaton “Masters of Game”, participated in preparation of the quest-room for teenagers, and also carried out Hanukkah for the family programs participants.

 

 

GOOD DEEDS DATA BASE

  Project objective: Provision of assistance to members of the community and other groups of necessitous persons Project description: put into the data base on individuals who have any specific …

GOOD DEEDS DATA BASE

 

Project objective: Provision of assistance to members of the community and other groups of necessitous persons

Project description: put into the data base on individuals who have any specific skills or knowledge and who are ready to help others.

The following example shows how the project works. A lawyer is ready to provide services on legal advice free of charge to those who need it. When people who need legal advices address to the organization, the coordinator refer them to the specialist. In 2015 we rang up round 400 clients, 200 of which became interested in the project and 150 persons participated in it. On the principle of “demand – possibility” more than 20 clients received assistance from the relevant specialists. In 2016 we worked with already created data base, and additionally rang up round 100 people. On the principle of “demand – possibility” twenty more clients received needful assistance. The project keeps working as before, new volunteers who undergo questioning within a year are attracted.

PROJECT «MEDICAL LANDING»

“Medical Landing” project. The Volunteers of this program are the doctors of various directions who both are practicing, and who have already retired. With their help we perform the examinations …

PROJECT «MEDICAL LANDING»

Medical Landing” project. The Volunteers of this program are the doctors of various directions who both are practicing, and who have already retired. With their help we perform the examinations and consulting meetings for the babies. It is an excellent opportunity for the parents of babies to receive the qualified help from several children’s experts at one visit.

PROJECT «PARENTS TO CHILDREN»

“Parents to Children” project. The Volunteers of this direction are families with children of different age. Here each parent and the child can present a master class on the subject …

PROJECT «PARENTS TO CHILDREN»

Parents to Children” project. The Volunteers of this direction are families with children of different age. Here each parent and the child can present a master class on the subject interesting for him, they pass on their experience, abilities and knowledge to other generation. With the forces of the volunteers shabatons are organized which program is completely realized by the forces of the participants of the project. For many of them it became an opportunity for the realization of their potential, both professional, and personal. From the beginning of the academic year a number of master classes will become the canstant programs.

PROJECT «KEEPING STORIES»

“Keeping Stories” project. The Volunteers of this direction are the people from 14 to 40 years old. They collect the stories from life of the members of our community who …

PROJECT «KEEPING STORIES»

Keeping Stories” project. The Volunteers of this direction are the people from 14 to 40 years old. They collect the stories from life of the members of our community who have suffered the Holocaust and evacuation. This project gives the chance not only to keep and transfer the memory of an important period of our history, but also it creates the communication between the generations. As a result of this project’s realization the lonely people find to themselves the grateful and interested listeners.

SHABBAT AT HOME

The”Shabbat Guest” project is directed on elderly lonely and alone living people of 70 years. The purpose of this project consists in the creation of constant acting group of the …

SHABBAT AT HOME

The”Shabbat Guest” project is directed on elderly lonely and alone living people of 70 years. The purpose of this project consists in the creation of constant acting group of the volunteers ready to find the time for the communication with the elderly person twice a week and to meet the Shabbat. The Volunteers of the project are the people from 18 to 60 years old, sociable, able to listen, possessing basic knowledge of the Jewish tradition. The project works 2 Fridays a month.

HOLIDAY ORGANIZATION

The target audience of this project is: families with children, the youth, people of the middle age, and the elder members of the community. This project is created for the …

HOLIDAY ORGANIZATION

The target audience of this project is: families with children, the youth, people of the middle age, and the elder members of the community. This project is created for the organization and carrying out of the Jewish holidays and memorials as the bright memorable points in the life cycle of the community. The teenagers of 14-18 years, the youth of 18-30 years, people of the middle age of 30-50 years take part in this project, all of them are the creative, flexible, responsible, versatile, having basic knowledge of the Jewish traditions. The project works within a year depending on the frequency of the Jewish holidays approach. From 1 to 4 times in 3 months. The coordinator invites the volunteers to a meeting for the month planning of one or several actions, three weeks before to their carrying out. During 3-4 hours the volunteers work under the idea of this event, under its concept, they distribute the duties and the terms of their performance, also they plan the approximate budget of the action. After a meeting within a week the volunteers carry out their tasks and make a new appointment for the further development and coordination of the concept of the action with the director of the communal center. In case if not a big event is prepared, the volunteers send the part of the carried-out their tasks to the coordinator on distance, he brings all data together and presents to the director of the communal center the result of the done work.

THE ACTIONS TO THE HOLIDAYS

The target audience of this project is lonely and living alone elderly members of the community about 75 years old. The purpose of this project support of the elderly members of a …

THE ACTIONS TO THE HOLIDAYS

The target audience of this project is lonely and living alone elderly members of the community about 75 years old. The purpose of this project support of the elderly members of a community who don’t have an opportunity to visit the communal center, creation of feeling of participation in a community and connection between generations between youth and the senior generation. Volunteers of the project it is teenagers and youth from 14 to 30 years, people of average age from 13 to 50 years, mobile, sociable, flexible, positive, responsible.

INTELLIGENCE CLUB

This project is created for the active elderly people from 60 to 100 years old. The project purpose is the creation of the platform for the communication and realization of potential …

INTELLIGENCE CLUB

This project is created for the active elderly people from 60 to 100 years old. The project purpose is the creation of the platform for the communication and realization of potential of elderly people. The Volunteers who help with the realisation of this project, are the elderly people from 60 to 85 years old, they are active, initiative, responsible, intellectual, and actively participating in life communities. During the year 4 times a month there take place the meetings of the Intelligence Club. Every month the volunteers, together with the coordinator, make the plan of the work taking into account the subjects of those occupations which are chosen for carrying out by the volunteers. One week before the event the coordinator and the volunteer specify the list of the necessary equipment taking into account all the stages of the event which are in details worked out by the volunteer. Just before the event the coordinator and the volunteer prepare everything necessary for the meeting of the club (the room, a projector, a sound, treatment, hand-out material).

THE VOLUNTEERS OF DAYLY CENTER

This project is created for the help to the elderly people who seldom leave their houses. We want they feel the part of the community, and share the pleasure of the communication …

THE VOLUNTEERS OF DAYLY CENTER

This project is created for the help to the elderly people who seldom leave their houses. We want they feel the part of the community, and share the pleasure of the communication with the people of their age. The Volunteers of the project are the elderly people from 65 to 90 years old, active, initiative, responsible, interesting and creative. The project works from 4 to 7 times a month, within a year. At the beginning of the project the coordinator together with the database operator have made the list of the inactive elderly people from all the districts of the city. Further the curator invited to the participation in the program and have already made the real list of the pensioners. The coordinator contacts the volunteers one weekbefore the forthcoming meeting. They agree on the day of arrival, and also the time in which the bus picks up the elderly participants. The volunteer is responsible for informing the elderly people about an upcoming event, and also he is responsible for the support of group to the community center and back, during the trips to the museums and theaters. Also the volunteers, together with the curator, hold entertaining or educational events for the participants of the Dayly Center. The coordinator and the volunteers constantly are in touch as personal, so as on phone.

SCHOOL OF MADRIKHS

The target audience of the project is the teenagers from 14 to 18 years. The purpose of School of Madrikhs consists of the creation of the platform for the communication and joint …

SCHOOL OF MADRIKHS

The target audience of the project is the teenagers from 14 to 18 years. The purpose of School of Madrikhs consists of the creation of the platform for the communication and joint activities for the community benefit and prosperity. The volunteers of the project are the teenagers from 14 to 18 years, active, initiative, charismatic, not indifferent, with active life position, sharing the Jewish values. The project works from 2 to 8 times a month. The volunteers of this project perform an extreme help in the organization and carrying out of the community actions, they also participate in the development of the program for children’s vacation camps, and also they work with the children of risk group in the camps, they become the active participants of the volunteer actions, and also develop their own volunteer projects. The creation of work depends on the project volume. For the short-term projects the volunteers receive their task 1 week before the action, further 3 days before the action the meeting for specification of the tasks, answers to the questions, entering of amendments into the program, takes place. After the end of the action the volunteers present the feedback to the project coordinator. For the long-term projects, and namely: the preparation for the series of the actions (such as camps, actions, Shabatons) begins a month before the date of its start. The Volunteers develop the program, they are trained for the groupwork and children’s psychology, and the skills of the program leading. In 1 week before the action the volunteers make the list of all necessary actions and coordinate them with the project coordinator and the director of the community center. After the end of action, at the general meeting in 3-4 days, the participants present the feedback to the project coordinator, and also they analyze their work, for further its improvement.