Do it for yourself. Do it for others. Do it now.
Im Ein Ani Li, Mi Li?
If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
The Mah Ani program at the MJCC provides a framework for personal growth. Each camper will learn new skills, build self-confidence, nourish their spirit and generosity, and deepen their character. Campers not only pad their resume with great volunteer experiences, they also leave personally enriched, and fortified from the sense of a summer well spent.
U'kh'she'ani Le'atzmi, Mah Ani?
But when I am only for myself, what am I?
The Mah Ani program at the MJCC provides a platform for improving our community and caring for the most vulnerable members of our society. Through each of the week long service projects, campers tackle real issues facing the Memphis community, and leave a lasting positive impact on our city.
V'im Lo Akhshav, Eimatai?
And if not now, when?
The Mah Ani program believes that you don’t have to be an adult under the law to make a difference and be a leader. Our campers recognize that they aren’t just our future, but a vital part of our present. They make the bold statement that they aren’t going to sit passively when they can make a difference right now.
We are currently working to solidify the Mah Ani schedule for summer 2020. Check back often for updates.
2018 and 2019 Partner Organizations included:
American Red Cross of Tennessee
Dorthy Day House
Fed Ex Family House
First Congo Food Justice Ministry
Jewish Family Service
Knowledge Quest's Green Leaf Garden
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Memphis Child Advocacy Center
Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
Mid South Food Bank
Porter-Leath's Early Education Center
St. Mary's Soup Kitchen
The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee
The Salvation Army USA
Urban Bicycle Food Ministry
The camp day runs from 9:00am–4:00pm and will begin and end each day at the MJCC. In addition to the fieldwork, Ma Ani participants will have the daily opportunity to enjoy the MJCC facility, including the swimming pool. Each camper should come daily with a backpack, sun-screen, a hat, a water bottle, packed lunch that doesn’t require refrigeration, swim attire and a towel.
Please contact LaWanda Johnson, Camp Office Manager, at (901) 259-9203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.