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Social Action Community Service at Kol Ami

Tuesday, December 24th – Thursday, December 26th
and Sunday, December 29th

Family Promise.
Family Promise is a national organization providing transitional residential accommodations for families awaiting affordable housing. It relies on community organizations and faith groups to provide companionship, dinners and a presence in these facilities. As part of its commitment to social action, Congregation Kol Ami has been involved with Family Promise for several years under the expert and committed leadership of Nicole Fenwick and before her, Mark Cantor. David and I are assisting Nicole in reaching out to those who are unaware of — or need a reminder about — this Mitzvah. We are not asking for your dollars. Just a tiny bit of your time.

Twice a Year.
Kol Ami partners with a local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Ward to provide the needed support for the "Inn" at the Christ United Methodist Church on 3300 South and 2300 East. And we do this only twice per year. CUMC has created a safe space with bedrooms for 4 – 5 families in their basement area, including a common kitchen and a secure bedroom for sleepover volunteers. Here's where your involvement is crucial. Our upcoming shared week is for a few days during the week of Christmas (we will ask our LDS partners to cover the first night of Chanukah and Shabbat). This is a very important time for these families as the Family Promise Day Center is closed Christmas Eve and Day. And this is a time when Jews in particular are more than willing to reach out and support a program such as this. It's a great opportunity for your family to volunteer together to bring some holiday cheer to these folks. **This program is actually one the very few places in SLC where you can volunteer with your family. All ages are welcome and you have direct contact with families.**  Kids and adults alike can play games together, watch TV, color, tell jokes, read stories... what a Christmas Mitzvah that would be!

To keep our information current, please RSVP to me, as soon as possible, the following:

  • Put me on your mailing list (you'll hear from Nicole Fenwick and SignUp Genius)
  • I want to know more about each position. Please go to 
  • Can't commit just now

We are looking forward to having you on board!

Vivian and David Dowsett



Sun, February 23 2020 28 Shevat 5780