Date: Sunday, December 08, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: B'nai Israel Congregation
Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Abigail Bortnick & Yvonne Klinger, Chairs
Start this special day of tikkun olam (repairing the world) with morning minyan at 9:00 AM and special projects beginning at 10:00 AM. There will be grade-specific projects for our Talmud Torah and Day School students, as well as projects for community members of all ages. Donate blood, help pack meals, and engage in other projects to donate to communal organizations.
More information will follow in the Scroll and the Community Connections publications. If you or your havurah would like to organize a project for Mitzvah Day, please indicate on the registration form or contact our chairs.
Our annual Blood Drive is from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
Almost any member of your household 16 or older is eligible to donate, but please take a moment to review the eligibility requirements, and pay particular attention to the section concerning foreign travel (at the click for Common Reasons People Can’t Donate).
We will have a “power-red” machine (Collects the red cells, but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor. Donors must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg, or O blood) as well as collecting the usual pints of whole blood.
(These items may be dropped off at B’nai Israel prior to Mitzvah Day. Bins are located across from the Blumberg-Zalis Family Library.)
New and gently used children’s books
Gently used t-shirts of all sizes (to make dog chew toys for the Humane Society)
Gently used clothing and coats
Jars of Jelly (must be kosher with hekhsher, kosher symbol)
Bethesda Cares Blessing Bags (only new items)
Packets of laundry detergent
Gently Used Small blankets
Backpacks and drawstring bags
Montgomery County Humane Society
Dog Food (unopened)
Clean Towels (okay if gently used)
Liquid Hand Soap
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
Nourish Now Snack Bags
Nut-free Granola Bars
Thoughtful Treasures (only new items)
Small Beanie Babies
Small Art Supplies
The Refugee and Immigration Aid Committee is collecting non-perishable food to be provided to refugees through HIAS. As part of Mitzvah day, we will put together bags of food items so that these refugee families can more easily prepare a nice holiday meal.
Maseca flour (instant yellow corn flour)
Boxes of Pasta
Bags of Dried Beans
Bags of Lentils
Cans of Tuna
Bags of Rice
Instant Coffee Jars
To donate money to the Refugee Aid Fund, click here.
Organized by: Rabbi Mitchell H. Berkowitz
Have questions?Contact the organizer