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Handymensch Volunteers

Yachad’s Handymensch program is a group of semi-skilled volunteers who work on a few repair projects a year. Volunteers must have some home repair experience, but can improve and learn new skills on the job. Groups of a few Handymensch go out quarterly to homes and non-profit sites with Yachad’s construction manager to tackle vital repairs.

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Mitzvah Party

Mitzvah Party is a custom-fit program designed to offer a group of volunteers (friends, student groups, business cohorts) a chance to have a hands-on-experience repairing an area house, group home or community center side-by-side with those being assisted. This program is ideal for individuals looking to host an event for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, bar/bat mitzvah), a team building exercise, or a group project. Hosts can customize their project's time, day, location, etc.
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Sukkot in Spring

Sukkot in Spring is Yachad's signature program. Since 1992 hundreds of single-family homes, group houses and community centers have been repaired. Yachad recruits area synagogues and other Jewish groups to tackle serious repairs for lower-income residents in our greater community. If you are an individual and a member of a local synagogue or Jewish group, please e-mail us to find out if your congregation is involved in this program.
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We the People Federal Holiday Day of Service

We the People is a program, open to individuals. Every federal holiday Yachad sponsors the repair of a single family home, community center, or group house in Washington, DC. A nominal fee with participation is suggested to help support the program.
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