All You Need
In One Single
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat
Search here:

It's In Our Hands

We take our responsibility of tikkun olam (repairing the world) seriously, and engage in numerous tzedakah (giving) projects throughout the year. HNT members, young and old, engage in a wide variety of community service projects.

Getting Involved All Year Round

Mitzvah Corps

Mitzvah Corps continues to be an active group with an outstanding core of volunteers, but more are needed to truly serve the community’s needs. Besides providing hands-on assistance and support to the HNT “family,” our ongoing projects include High Holiday outreach, Shabbat challah and wine deliveries, meal preparation, thinking-of-you cards, and visits to congregants. Do you know someone who needs a helping hand? Consider being a part of Mitzvah Corps; you will find that you are receiving much more than you are giving while providing comfort, warmth, and caring through your mitzvot. Contact Judy Ziedman at or 425-883-6482 to volunteer.


Tutor a Child…Change Their World

Join our corps of tutors helping elementary students with math and reading. No experience required, but tutors are sought who can volunteer on a regular weekly basis with one or two students. This consistency means kids and tutors can get to know and bond with one another on a schedule that works for you. Get involved by emailing Linda Krisher at


Teen Feed

Each month a dedicated crew of HNT volunteers prepares and serves meals to homeless youth in the University District. Email our Teen Feed leaders at for questions or to be added to the Teen Feed volunteer list. Leading a Teen Feed meal is easy and fun, learn more at


Congregations for the Homeless Shelter Meals

HNT aspires to provide at least one monthly meal for 100 homeless men. Food is dropped
off outside, so it’s easier than ever to help. This is an easy and fun activity for families, friends, or your book group, and HNT will provide organizational support. It’s all done potluck-style with food you can buy or make at home, and it’s easier than you think! You choose the date that works for your group. Learn more and sign up at, see our guide for How to Captain a Shelter Meal, or email for more details. Sign up to help with this month’s meal(s) at


Making a Difference With Frankel Religious School

FRS is all about making a difference with our own two hands. From Pre-Gan (Preschool) to 8th Grade, classes work on specific mitzvah projects and regularly collect tzedakah to causes of their choice. These projects aim to give voices to the silent, see the unseen, and give back to the community. In addition to FRS and USY social action projects, our 8th grade Gesher (bridge) program, will create two all-school mitzvah opportunities during the year to continually give back and provide for those in need.

Doing Good In Every Season

Late Summer

Leschi Elementary School Projects

Each summer we fill over 120 backpacks for children in need at Leschi Elementary. See details at But there is still plenty of work to be done to help these children who are just seven miles from HNT. Join our corps of tutors by the end of October, or donate winter clothes to keep growing kids in weather-appropriate clothing through the colder months.



JFS High Holiday Food Drive & Sort

During the High Holidays, HNT collects non-perishable food for the Jewish Family Service Polack Food Bank. Volunteers participate in the JFS Food Sort every year, loading up the food collected at HNT and joining hundreds of other volunteers at JFS to sort the food and stock the pantry. To volunteer, email questions about this year’s drive, email


Congregations for the Homeless Fundraiser

Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) strives to mitigate the pain of homelessness by providing meals and basic needs to men on the eastside. HNT has formed a special relationship with CFH by providing monthly shelter meals. We support them further by filling tables at their annual fundraiser. Come hear first-hand accounts of the lifechanging impacts this organization has made, or make a donation. Please email if you can join our table.



Winter Clothing Collection for Leschi Elementary & ROOTS

Leschi Elementary School has 80 homeless children in need. ROOTS (Rising Out Of The Shadows) is a shelter for young adults, many of whom have aged out of the foster system. We’d like to give these kids and young adults clothing to keep them warm through winter: new or nearly new winter coats, and new socks, gloves, and scarves.


JFS Holiday Gift Drive

Help give kids in need a happier holiday season by donating gifts through Jewish Family Service. We will provide a sign-up form with specific gifts needed which should be dropped off unwrapped. Once all the gifts have been collected, we will coordinate a ‘wrapping party’ before they are delivered.


Refugee Household Collection

Jewish Family Service has hundreds of clients overseas who have already been extensively vetted and are awaiting resettlement in the US. These families are fleeing inhumane situations in their countries of origin, and come to the US without even basic household items. In some years HNT helps families by providing a full household (kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and general items) upon arrival, and Wish Lists of items for individual families who have recently been resettled in other years. If you would like to rally a group of your friends to sponsor one of these families, contribute to a household collection, help with a “Packing Party,” or have questions, email


The Sophia Way Volunteer Day

The Sophia Way is committed to helping end homelessness for women by providing shelter, social services, and permanent housing with support. Our group volunteers in Sophia’s Closet, the donation room at the Day Center, managing incoming donations and keeping the room organized.


Jewish Community Legislative Priorities & Lobby Day

In the fall, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle emails out surveys for the community to give input on public policy priorities. Please check your inbox and let your voice be heard! Then in February, we journey to Olympia for a day of lobbying for those issues that matter most to our Jewish community.



Annual Blood Drive

This event honors the memory and last wish of Ellen Yusim z”l, a teenage congregant whose family was sponsored by our synagogue when they resettled in Seattle from the former Soviet Union. Since the pandemic, HNT has also been hosting Pop-Up Blood Drives in our Feinberg Social Hall every two months. Sign up for our next drive at this link (the same link is used anytime new dates are posted).


Eastside Baby Corner Volunteer Day

Eastside Baby Corner serves as a diaper bank, clothing bank, and food source for more than 800 kids across King County each week. HNT organizes a group to fill orders and sort donations of baby clothes, items and gear.


Personal Needs Pouch Collection & Assembly

Lend a helping hand when it is needed most by donating and assembling pouches filled with toiletry items that will be donated to Harborview Medical Center for distribution to families who end up there unexpectedly.



JFS Harvesting for the Food Bank

Help collect fresh produce from the Capitol Hill Farmers Market for Polack Food Bank clients on the second & fourth Sundays of the month. The Food Bank serves food insecure households in the Capitol Hill, Central District, and downtown Seattle neighborhoods; as well as vulnerable members of the Jewish community in the Puget Sound region. The Food Bank is a critical piece of the food security system for our most vulnerable community members. RSVP to or (206) 861-3153.


SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research

Since 1993, the SummeRun has raised over $13 million towards ovarian cancer research. Each year, the HNT Athletes team gathers to participate in loving memory of HNT members Marsha Rivkin, Babs Fisher and Gail Stulberg. Money raised from the SummeRun helps the Marsha Rivkin Center in its mission to save lives and reduce suffering through improved treatment, early detection, and prevention of ovarian cancer. Join our team, HNT Athletes, beginning in June at

Contact: Cheryl & Dafna – Social Action Committee Co-Chairs