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mitzvah day is SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022

Abigail Bortnick & Yvonne Klinger, Chairs

Start this special day of tikkun olam (repairing the world) with morning minyan at 9:00 AM.

Collections and projects will take place from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM. There will be grade-specific projects for our Talmud Torah students, as well as projects for community members of all ages.

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


BLOOD DRIVE 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
8:30 AM–1:30 PM

Once again, we will partner with the Red Cross to conduct a blood drive. They will be equipped to collect whole blood and double red cells (what they call a Power Red donation).

For more information on donation types, donor eligibility, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html.

To make an appointment, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=BnaiIsrael

For more information, contact Rob Loewy (rkloewy@gmail.com).


indoor Projects (for all ages)

  • Notes to IDF Soldiers with Uriel Lin, Congregational Shlicha
  • Bookmarks for Comfort Cases
  • Placemats and Hanukkah Cards for Residents of Ring House
  • Social Action Committee Cooking Dinner for Interfaith Works (Click here to register.)
  • Talmud Torah Hands-on Projects in Classrooms with Teachers

Outdoor Collections (Drop-off from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM) 

INTERFAITH WORKS
Underwear (all sizes)
Socks
Pajama Pants (all sizes)
T-shirts (all sizes)
Flip Flops
Umbrellas
Ponchos
Facemasks (handmade or store bought)

COMFORT CASES (NEW ITEMS ONLY)
Backpacks
Toothpaste/Toothbrushes (travel size)
Shampoo/Conditioner (travel size)
Lotion/Soap/Body Wash/Deodorant (travel size)
Stuffed Animals (to fit in backpack)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Flat Sheets (no tears or fraying due to choking hazard)
Towels  (no tears or fraying due to choking hazard)
Cat and Dog Food (non-prescription)
Sanitizer/Liquid Hand Soap
Batteries (mostly AA)

DC DIAPER BANK 
Diapers/Pullups (open packages are accepted)
Wipes/Diaper Rash Cream (new)
Tampons/Pads (open boxes of individually wrapped items accepted)
Formula/Baby Food (new)

B'NAI ISRAEL SISTERHOOD AND MDAFCE BLANKETS (In Partnership with Warm Up America! Foundation)
Washable Yarn

FISHER HOUSE
Paper Towels/Toilet Paper/Tissues
K-Cups

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Pasta/Macaroni and Cheese (boxed/canned)
Canned Goods
Soup

REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT AID COMMITTEE (NEW & FULL SIZE ITEMS ONLY)
Laundry Detergent
Shampoo
Conditioner

REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT AID COMMITTEE FOR SO WHAT ELSE
Rice
Flour
Cereal
Cereal Bars

VEGETARIAN CHILI FOR COMMUNITY REACH OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY PROJECT
Prepare vegetarian chili in your home and deliver it to  Community Reach of Montgomery County’s Rockland House, and Jefferson House. Sign-up to participate at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DAEAE2DA7FE3-meals1.

SOCIAL ACTION SNOWFLAKE PROJECT
B’nai Israel will be helping to make holiday wishes come true for children identified by the Linkages for Learning Coordinator at Weller Road Elementary School. For questions, contact Signe Wetrogan or Randi Poli. Donated gifts and gift cards will be collected on Mitzvah Day or may be purchased online from the Snowflake wish list. Click here to register.


also happening on MItzvah Day...

BISNS THOUGHTFUL TREASURES FOR CHILDREN'S INN
B’nai Israel Schilit Nursery School will be supporting The Children’s Inn at NIH, a residential facility that allows families with seriously ill children participating in research at NIH to stay free of charge. They will supply bags with “thoughtful treasures” to provide to the children. 

DAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOURISH NOW SNACK BAGS
Day School families will join together on Mitzvah Day to pack snack bags for Nourish Now. Nourish Now provides meals and other needed items to youth groups, elderly care, shelters, food pantries, and other like-minded organizations, strengthening Montgomery County’s food assistance sector as a whole. Click here to donate supplies. To help pack, click here.

Fri, December 9 2022 15 Kislev 5783