Social Action

Habitat for Humanity

The Temple of Israel is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help build a house for a family in Greenville.

The second build in the Bridge Builder series, the Abraham Build, strives to bring faith communities together to foster dialogue and deeper understanding of varying faiths, as well as constructing a home for a Habitat family.

Get involved by volunteering on the build site, providing lunches for our volunteers, and/or support through prayer.



502 Jenkins Street
Greenville, SC

Build Info

Starting August 8
Ending November 2
Only build on Thurs, Fri, Sat • 8:00 am – 3:30pm
Half shifts are available
8:00am – 11:30am • 12:00 pm – 3:30pm
NO Construction experience is necessary

Our Partners Include

Christ Church Episcopal
First Baptist Greenville
Greenville Muslim Community

Geri Patterson, mom to four girls, found out about the Habitat program from a friend and applied in April of 2018. Geri came to Habitat because she wanted to be able to provide a safe and stable home for her children.

For the past six years, Geri has worked for the Greenville County Detention Center as a Detention Officer. She loves her job very much! Geri has involved her children in the Habitat process, bringing them to classes and teaching them everything she has learned while in the program.

Geri is very excited to become a homeowner and work with the Abraham Build partners!

For more information, please contact Noël Pagán at (864) 720-1282 or


The Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) coordinates Greenville area congregations in their efforts to share hospitality (in the form of emergency shelter, meals and short term housing) for homeless families that include children. GAIHN is the only emergency shelter for single mothers with sons who are 11 or older or single fathers with children. Only GAIHN allows the entire family to stay together.