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mitzvah day is SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2023

Co-chairs, Abigail Bortnick and Yvonne Klinger 

Start this special day of tikkun olam (repairing the
world) with morning minyan at 9:00 AM and special projects and collection drives at
10:00 AM.

See below for project and collection information. 

Sponsored by the Mildred & William Kaplan Social Action Endowment. 


INOVA Blood Drive
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Click here to register.


Interfaith Works
Underwear ( NEW - all sizes)
Socks (NEW - all sizes)
Pajama Pants (all sizes)
T-shirts (all sizes)
Flip Flops

Comfort Cases (New Items Only)
Unopened Travel Sized: toothpaste; shampoo and conditioner; lotion; toothbrushes; soap and body wash; deodorant
Stuffed Animals (to fit in backpack)

Montgomery County Humane Society
Flat Sheets (no tears or fraying because it’s a choking hazard)
Towels (no tears or fraying because it’s a choking hazard)
Cat and Dog food (non-prescription)
Sanitizer / Liquid Hand Soap
Batteries (mostly AA)

Social Action Committee Snowflake Holiday Gifts
B'nai Israel will be helping to make holiday wishes come true for the children identified by the Linkages for Learning coordinator at Weller Road Elementary School. Below you will find the wish list for several children in need. Click here for the wishlist.

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

Ronald McDonald House
Canned Goods
Mac & Cheese

Story Tapestries
Art Supplies (details coming soon)
Story Tapestries is collecting arts supplies for ages 2 and up to deliver Art, Mindfulness and Learning Kits to children, teens and seniors throughout our community to support literacy, STEAM, mental health and mindfulness through fun and easy-to-do creative activities at home. People have shared that the supplies bring them peace while giving them a chance to express themselves even when they are upset.

One Warm Coat
Mitzvah Day is teaming up with One Warm Coat for coat drive to benefit our neighbor, Twinbrook Elementary School.  Twinbrook has approximately 500 registered students.  A vast majority of these children and their families are in need of coats. Click here for details.

Bikes for the World
Any sized bike (except a child’s tricycle)
Bike Tools/Parts/Accessories & Cycling Clothing

Bel Pre Elementary School
Gently Used Shoe Drive
Grades K-2; Youth Sizes 9-1

BISNS Thoughtful Treasures for Children’s Inn

Capital Kosher Pantry
Bring some extra warmth to the Capital Kosher Pantry by donating to our Cold Weather Food Drive!
Soups and Soup Croutons
Hot Cocoa (dairy and pareve)
Potato Latke Mix
Jarred Gefilte Fish
Olive Oil
Tuna Fish
*All items should be factory sealed, well within the use-by date, and certified kosher.


Social Action Dinner Prep for Interfaith Works New Leaf Shelter
Help us prepare dinner in Gudelsky Kitchen for the residents of the Interfaith Works New Leaf Shelter.  No special cooking skills are needed.  For information contact Signe Wetrogan  or Randi PoliClick here to sign up.

Sisterhood Blanket Making – All are welcome!
Blankets will be collected by the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Association for Family and Community Education and will be distributed to organizations such as Shady Grove and Holy Cross Hospitals, Meals on Wheels, Sheppard Pratt, Small Things Matter, St. Camillus Food Pantry, DC Diaper Bank, and Adventist Community Services.  Middle and High School students can earn SSL hours. Click here to participate.

Day School Project – Nourish Now Snack Bags

I Stand with Israel Coloring Sheets

Notes to IDF Soldiers

Bookmark Making for Comfort Cases

Placemats for Ring House

Tissue Box Decoration for Hebrew Home

Offsite Cooking Project for Local Shelters
Cook vegetarian chili at home for local shelters that address the needs of Montgomery County’s homeless population. Click here to sign up.

Talmud Torah students will participate in Mitzvah Day with hands-on projects in their classes.

Fri, December 1 2023 18 Kislev 5784