Be Part of the 10th Jewish Habitat House

Once again, Amy Benovitz is coordinating the Jewish community’s efforts to build a house through Habitat for Humanity. “We need lots of volunteers and about $6,000,” she said.

This marks the 10th year the Jewish Community has been helping make homes a reality for Louisville families through the Louisville Habitat for Humanity Program.  October 7, 8 and 9  mark this year’s “Raise the Roof” event on the ICE House:  Interfaith Community Effort (a partnership with Episcopals, Presbyterians and Jewish volunteers) at 2925 Dumesnil Street for Gina Crutcher and her son.

Here are the opportunities she has identified:

  • Three or four volunteers are needed on September 24 or 25 to build the pre-fab walls at Habitat’s Construction Shop located at 16th and Rowan.
  • On Monday, October 1, United Nation’s World Habitat Day, volunteers are needed to truck the walls from Habitat’s Rowan Street shop to Dumesnil, where the house will be built. This is a media event.
  • Twelve volunteers are needed on Thursday, October 7 to Raise the Roof with the Jewish community’s Presbyterian partners. This is the first day of on-site construction, and the walls will go up. The Temple’s Rabbi David Ariel-Joel is the crew leader that day.
  • Twelve volunteers are needed on Friday, October 8, to complete the walls and trusses on our one story house. Adath Jeshurun’s Cantor David Lipp is the crew leader. A kosher lunch provider is also needed.
  • October 22 is Jewish Family & Career Services day at the site. JFCS is providing volunteers and lunch.
  • Eight to 10 volunteers needed from 8:30-3:30 or parts thereof on several Fridays: October 29, November 5 and December 10.  Lunch providers are needed as well. Organize your group and call Benovitz to work out the details.

“This is a very satisfying project,” Benovitz said, “as a home is built with our hands in about 12 weeks. Teens 16 and 17 can help with a parent, and we welcome all workers 18 and older.”

Please call Amy Benovitz at 425-0373 to see how you can make a difference.

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