Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day 

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

Join us as our religious school students, their parents, and members of the community participate in various social action projects at CBD and throughout our general community for our annual Mitzvah Day.

We are currently exploring the following activities,  however each one is dependent on volunteer help.  Please email Wendy at Askenas@beth-david.org if you want to assist with Mitzvah Day!

 Proposed Mitzvah Day Projects

Giving Back

  • Habitat for Humanity – Up to 10 volunteers can go to the ReStore location in San Jose to help sort or repair donated home goods for resale (at a discount) to the community
  • Community Cycles of CA – bicycle repairs done here & collecting used bikes to donate
  • Make cards for American Jewish Veterans and Israeli soldiers with Debby Hoffman’s Cards for a Cause

Comforting the Sick

  • CPR/First Aid demonstration by nurse Bonnie Hirsch
  • Shabbat in a Box – assemble shabbat items for Jewish seniors in nursing homes
  • Layers of Love – make (tie together) fleece blankets for cancer patients
  • Locks of Love – a professional stylist will cut your hair for donation to cancer patients

Feeding the Hungry

  • Make sack lunches for homeless shelters, with PB&J sandwiches, chips and fruit
  • Collection of canned goods, food staples and other non-perishable items for a local food pantry

Helping the Children

  • Birthday Boxes – create birthday cards with Debby Hoffman’s Cards for a Cause and wrap birthday presents to be donated to children in need
  • Baby Supply Kits – sort and create essential bath kits for new moms
  • Make a donation to a teacher to support a class project

Caring for Animals

  • Make pet toys – to be donated to a local animal shelter
  • Adopt a dog or cat from the local humane society
  • Canine Companions for Independence – learn how dogs are trained to help people

We cannot make these activities happen without volunteer help.
Please email Wendy at Askenas@beth-david.org if you want to assist with Mitzvah Day!

 

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