Mitzvah Day Spring 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

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We come together for a day of enacting our commitment to Tikkun Olam, repairing our broken world.

Please Note: Sign up is first-come, first-served and start times vary by project. Those participating in an off-site opportunity will be contacted by their project captain to coordinate a meet-up time and location to travel to the project site together.

Join us at the 11:00am kick-off event where we'll gather as a community to mark this day of sacred work through prayer and song!

Have questions or need to cancel your Mitzvah Day registration? Please contact Rabbi Ilana Schachter.

Off-site Opportunities
On-site Opportunities

Prep food for St. Francis Xavier Soup Kitchen
8:30-11:30am • All Ages (under 14 w/adult)
Location: 55 West 15th Street
Project Captain: Arlene Provder

Kitchen Mitzvahs: Make cookies for Sandwich Saturday bag lunches
9:30-11:00am • age 14+
Project Captains: Julie Marcus & Elyssa Mosbacher

Serve guests at St. Francis Xavier Soup Kitchen
11:30am-3:15pm • age 14+
Location: 55 West 15th Street
Project Captain: Sumie Okazaki

Sandwich Saturday on Sunday: Pack bag lunches for City Harvest to feed hungry NYers
11:30am-12:30pm • age 8+ (under 12 w/adult)
Project Captains: Carol Crossen & Jeff Stolow

Serve food and facilitate a craft project for children at a domestic violence shelter
1:00-4:00pm • age 16+
Location: Freedom House (UES below 115th St), Transportation to site will be provided  
Project Captain: Ellen Sherman

Sanctuary Stitchers: Knit or crochet a patch to make blankets for kids experiencing illness or trauma
11:30am-1:30pm • age 10+ (under 14 w/adult)
Project Captains: Joanne Jahr & Ethel Donner

Beautify our neighborhood park
12:00-2:30pm • age 7+ (under 14 w/adult)
Location: John Jay Park, 77th St & York Ave
Project Captain: Rich Birnbaum

Backpack Buddies: Pack backpacks with meals and snacks for children in need
1:00-2:30pm • age 8+ (under 10 w/adult)
Project Captains: Carol Crossen & Jeff Stolow

Play bingo with seniors at The New Jewish Home
11:30am-12:30pm • age 7+ (under 14 w/adult)
Location: 120 West 106th Street
Project Captain: Sandra Lerner

Assemble Art Therapy Kits for children who have suffered a loss or trauma
2:30-4:00pm • age 8+ (under 12 w/adult)
Project Captain: Laura Wechsler

Serve breakfast at Ronald McDonald House
8:00-11:00am • age 18+
Location: 405 East 73rd Street
Project Captain: Jeff Osterer

Nursery School Projects: Meaningful craft activities for young families
2:30-4:00pm • age 2+ w/adult
Project Captain: Erin Bach

Serve lunch at the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
12:30-2:30pm • age 14+ (under 18 w/adult)
Location: 211 East 81st Street
Project Captain: Jill Hunter

Make Baby Gifts for First-time Moms: Decorate onesies, bibs, and t-shirts
2:30-4:00pm • age 7+ (under 12 w/adult)
Project Captain: Marlene Nadel & Julie Falkoff

Community service credit is available to students.

QUESTIONS: Email Faith Silberstein at [email protected]

Date and Time: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018 (All day)