Bringing the Community Together with Project Warm

On Sunday, December 6, the Jewish Community Relations Council partnered with Keneseth Israel Congregation and the Louisville Islamic Center to participate in the second annual Project Warm Blitz.

Project Warm is a local organization that helps those in need by winterizing their homes with proper insulation against the cold. Frank Schwartz, a JCRC member, is Project Warm’s executive director.

Among the participants were Keneseth Israel’s President Scott Weinberg and Rabbi Michael Wolk, and the Louisville Islamic Center’s President Dr. Muhammad Babar.

After an hour of installation instruction at the JCC led by Schwartz, six teams were formed, mixing Jewish and Muslim team members together. They dispersed throughout some of the city’s poorest areas to insulate homes. Over 10 homes were insulated for the winter as a result of this blitz.

This was the latest incarnation of joint tikkun olam projects with the Muslim community. Past projects include raising money for earthquake relief in Haiti and Pakistan, tornado relief in Henryville, IN, and annual cooperation on the Hunger Walk.

JCRC Executive Committee member and Social Justice Subcommittee chairperson Jessica Goldstein planned this year’s blitz.

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