Archive for May, 2012

Submission Form for Our City Film Festival 2013

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Our City Film Festival Submission Form 2013

Yachad Honored with the Building Bridges Award

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Last night Yachad was honored with the Building Bridges Award at Rachael’s Women’s Center (1222 11th St, NW).  For the last five months, Yachad has been working to renovate the three story row house that houses Rachael’s Women’s Center’s various programs for homeless men and women.  The day shelter offers social services, hot meals, showering and laundry facilities and more. Yachad emoved carpeting and installed new flooring throughout the building, repaired the drywall and painted, repaired the stairwell, repointed bricks, repaired plumbing issues, the roof and more.  Browse through the before, during and after shots below.

None of this would have been possible without the partnership with Rachael’s Women’s Center as well as all of the volunteers, construction professionals and donors that made this project possible:

Adas Israel Congregation

The Ades Family

Justin Barrows

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Ari Fingeroth and Federalist Builders

Robin Renner

The Siegal Family and Maggio Roofing

Yachad’s We the People MLK Day 2012 Volunteers

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A Special Mother’s Day for All!

Yachad on ABC

Yesterday for Mother’s Day, Yachad United, Yachad’s new network for young professionals committed to networking through hands-on community work, made the day of two local mothers. The group of about 25 young professionals spent the last two months fundraising over 3000 dollars to sponsor the repairs needed to the Trinidad row house inhabited by a mother, her adult daughter, and her daughter’s young son. Run much like a fundraising walk or run, each Yachad Uniter asked their friends and family to sponsor their efforts. With the funds raised, Yachad was able to pay for the professional work needed on the home such as roof repairs, drywall repairs and plumbing repairs. Yesterday, the group finished up the repairs needed such as painting and rebuilding the front porch.  Accessibility modifications will also be made in the home which is sponsored by The National Fair Housing Alliance.  After the home repair, the entire group celebrated down the street at the H Street Country Club, sponsored by Goose Island 312.  More events like this will go on throughout the year.  Sign up today by joining the Yachad United mailing list.

Leanna Kramer

“Having been raised by a single working mother, I know, firsthand, the difficulty of maintaining a home alone. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding of this home and giving back to these mothers, quite appropriately, on Mother’s Day,” -Leanna Kramer, Yachad Uniter & TOP FUNDRAISER


The Crawfords
We loved rolling up our sleeves and working alongside these wonderful volunteers. This is the best Mother’s Day we could ask for,” -Ms. Crawford, Homeowner

at H Street

(Left to Right) Jessica Stone, Will Holtz, Kendra Rubinfeld, Jodi Tirengel, Jason Kastner, Nicole Hollander, Stacey Adolph, Katherine Veeder, Ilana Fried, Juliana Menezes, Reed Sandridge, Rachel Arguello at H Street Country Club on H Street enjoying their well deserved, donated Goose Island 312 hefferveisen. (not pictured: Marisa Morse, Joseph Morse, Katie Easton, Leanna Kramer,  Andrew Peacemaker, Cathryn O’Sullivan, Justin Barrows)

All Smiles on Mitzvah Day

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

It was a great day at Rachael’s Women’s Center for the volunteers from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.  About 20 volunteers, teens and their families, worked hard to put the last efforts to the nearly 6 month rehab project Yachad has been working on for Rachael’s Women’s Center.  The volunteers painted the kitchen a beautiful yellow, nailed in new pickets on the back stairs, and landscaped the back driveway to make it less hazardous for visitors entering the men’s day shelter.

Here are some photos of the day.