How You Can Help

Share your time, your books, your ideas - or make a generous gift!  There are many ways you can help.

1. Spend time with children. A love of reading and of children is the only requirement!

Reading tutors meet weekly with students. No teaching experience is necessary; we provide both books and training.  Tutor quotes:  "This is one of the most fun things I do all week."  "I just love . . . this program.  I feel I can make a difference in a child's life." 

To learn about tutoring at Sankofa Academy, please contact MIchael Getzell or Sarah Weisman
To learn about tutoring at Greenleaf School, please contact Jessica Pers.

2. Help get books to students.

Join the fun and help us at one of our school-wide giveaways!  Or help us sort and distribute books donated by our very generous congregation.  For information about helping with books, contact Jean Stein or Judy Zollman.

3. Don't have time to help out in the schools? You can still contribute to Oakland literacy with your gifts!    

  • Donate books! We need new or gently used children's paperbacks (in good condition only, please! No Judaica or PJ Library) - suitable for pre-K through 8th grade students for our book giveaways. A book bin is located in Temple Sinai's living room.        
  • Give funds to the People of the Book Literacy Project. Your donations go directly to the schools!  Commemorate a special event, such as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a wedding, birth, birthday, or memorial donation with a gift of books or money in honor of someone who loved books.

4. Donate gifts or funds to the Adopt-a-Family project which annually supplies holiday gifts to needy families at Greenleaf School.  

Contact Debbi Berenberg or Rodolfo Perez at Greenleaf School. 


For general information about Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project, please contact Judy Zollman.   Thank you!