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Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

More Details

  • Type: Social Action Project, Social Event
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Topic: Baking/Cooking, Cooking, Just for Fun, Social Action

Please join us for our annual Mitzvah Day with activities for mensches of all ages and stages!

8:00 a.m. Blood Drive begins.

10:00 a.m. Mitzvah Day projects begin

BLOOD DRIVE

Follow these links for donor eligibility requirements and preparation guidelines for donating blood.

Click here to register for the Red Cross Blood Drive.

PROJECTS

PRESCHOOL
Decorate and fill bags with little treasures for the Thoughtful Treasures project of Children’s Inn for patients and their siblings.

KINDERGARTEN
Make Hanukkah decorations for the Revitz and Ring Houses.

1st GRADE
Decorate dog bowls for the Montgomery County Humane Society.

2nd GRADE
Make lasagne for the residents of the Betty Ann Krahnke Center.

3rd & 4th GRADES
Assemble Blessing Bags with toiletries, snacks and personal items for people in need.

5th GRADE
Cut and tie fabric to make no-sew blankets to distribute to children and teens in local shelters and hospitals.

6th GRADE
Visit and entertain the residents of the Hebrew Home.

7th & 8th GRADES & TEENS
Cupcake wars to benefit the Red Cross relief efforts. Click here to register an individual or group for Teen Cupcake Wars for Mitzvah Day.

CLOTHING DRIVE
Sort and organize donated clothing.

COOKING FOR CHASE SHELTER
Cook a meal for residents of Chase Shelter.

COOKING FOR CHILDREN’S INN
Cook and deliver meals for families of sick children.

COOKING FOR FISHER HOUSE 
Cook and deliver meals for residents of Fisher House.

COOKING FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE 
Cook and deliver meals for families of sick children.

DAY SCHOOL FAMILIES
Assemble healthy snack bags for children from low-income families in nearby MCPS schools.  We are working with a local non-profit organization called Nourish Now.

JEWS UNITED FOR JUSTICE
Our people’s history, tradition, and values demand that we take action. We are a progressive voice in the Jewish community, and a Jewish voice in the progressive community. Together with our neighbors, we have the power to make our world more just and fair.

PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES FOR AREA SHELTERS

PHOENIX COMPUTERS
Bring in your old computers and printers on Mitzvah Day to be donated to a low income family in Montgomery County. Computers and printers cannot be dropped off prior to December 16.

Collections

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Dog Food (unopened)
Clean Towels (okay if gently used)
AA Batteries
Liquid Hand Soap
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

THOUGHTFUL TREASURES (only new items please)
Small Puzzles
Small Beanie Babies
Travel Games
Coloring Books
Crayons
Small Art Supplies

BETHESDA CARES BLESSING BAGS (only new items please)
Socks
Packets of laundry detergent
Deodorant
Razors
Toothpaste
Gently Used Small blankets
Backpacks and drawstring bags
Rain ponchos

CLOTHING & COATS (gently used)

JARS OF JELLY (must be kosher with hekhsher, kosher symbol)

NOURISH NOW HEALTHY SNACK BAGS
Granola bars*
Dried fruit or freeze-dried fruit
Raisin boxes
Applesauce pouches
Individual-size snack bags*, such as pretzels, popcorn, etc.
Small water bottles
Juice boxes
* Must be nut free (but can be produced in a facility that contains nuts).

PHOENIX COMPUTERS (Only on Sunday, December 16)
Donate your old computers and printers. These items can be brought to the synagogue parking lot on the morning of December 16.

 

Mitzvah Day is made possible by the generous support of the Mildred and William Kaplan Social Action Endowment.

Chairs: Yvonne Klinger and Abigail Kopstein

Organized by: Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz

Have questions?

Contact the organizer

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