The Brandeis National Committee has been involved in community service from the very
beginning. Our members are driven to make a difference to both shape the future and help those
in current need. At Brandeis University, social justice is a way of life – students are constantly
involved in volunteer efforts and outreach. BNC chapters find the social justice program a way to
link to Brandeis and promote its values.
Our Somerset Chapter has engaged in social justice efforts with two local agencies that make a
difference in our area. They are JFS (Jewish Family Service) and AECDC (Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation).
At JFS our members have volunteered as mentors to the homebound, elderly, and young families.
There are a myriad of services that JFS provides and many ways they can utilize our BNC
volunteers. JFS has an outstanding and intensive training program, which is given prior to
beginning volunteer work.
The AECDC, another local social service agency, provides community-based social, legal,
educational, and health-related services to people in financial difficulty. Our BNC members have
helped by supporting their B-FED and HELP programs. Donations of diapers and baby formula
are always welcome. CDC can immediately use any extra children’s’ diapers and sealed baby
formula. Donations of unneeded health equipment can be used by someone who can’t afford it.