Mitzvah Day – January 27th

Mitzvah Day 

Sunday, January 27
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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All are welcome to join with other members of our community to participate in various social action projects at CBD and offsite for our annual Mitzvah Day. No need to sign up in advance. Simply show up and join with like minded people to help and serve others. Whatever your interest, there is someplace or someone special that could use a couple hours of your time.

We will come together as a community for lunch at CBD following the program.

Free to participate. No need to sign up in advance. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Food Bank

Contact Wendy Askenas for more information: email or phone 408-257-3333

You will join with like-minded people to serve others. Pick what interest you!
Participate in one of the following:

  • Help sort & repair donated home goods with Habitat for Humanity – Suggested ages 16+
  • Collect and repair donated bicycles with Community Cycles of CA – Suggested ages 14+
  • Make cards for soldiers and sick children with Cards for a Cause – Suggested ages All
  • Learn basic first aid with Red Cross representative Bonnie Hirsch – Suggested ages 13+
  • Assemble Shabbat items for Jewish seniors in nursing homes with Shabbat in a Bag- Suggested ages 4+
  • Cut & tie fleece blankets for cancer patients & smaller ones for humane society dogs & cats with Layers of Love – Suggested ages 8 – 13
  • Have your hair cut and styled for your contribution to Locks of Love – Suggested ages 13+ (with parent’s written permission) 12 and under must be accompanied by parent.
  • Make sack lunches of PB&J sandwiches, chips & fruit to feed the hungry – Suggested ages 10 – 13 
  • Make birthday boxes for sick children at Ronald McDonald House; bring a new paperback book, wrap it and make a card – Suggested ages 4 – 12
  • Make toys for pets at local animal shelters – Suggested ages 8 – 13
  • Visit information table for Humane Society of Silicon Valley – Suggested ages All
  • Learn how dogs are trained to help people and how to approach service animals with Canine Companions for Independence – Suggested ages All
  • Learn about Breast & Ovarian Cancer. Also attend a short lecture by  Sarah Hanuka about her experience with breast cancer – Suggested ages 18+
  • Hang up the old class pictures along the Religious School Hallway – Suggested ages 13+
  • Make your own potted plant and plant a tree in Israel as part of this Tu B’shvat activity

Free to participate. No need to sign up in advance. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Food Bank

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