Religious schools at Temple Chai and Temple Kol Ami partnered for a Tikkun Olam Day on Feb. 26.

More than 200 students and parents from the two Reform congregations came together to volunteer at different agencies around the Valley. Both synagogues have held their own community service projects before, but this was the first time the two joined together to do so on this scale.

Projects included purchasing and assembling Dream Kits (basic toiletry bags) for foster children at Arizona Helping Hands; purchasing and assembling bags of beans and rice for impoverished families at Moya Elementary school; purchasing the material for and making pet beds for dogs and cats at HALO Animal Rescue; and purchasing supplies and making meals for homeless families through BBQ Mensches, a local organization that provides a monthly barbecue meal to homeless individuals in downtown Phoenix.

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