2019 Spring Mitzvah Day
Come for a day of giving your time, energy, and care as together we enact our commitment to tikkun olam, repairing our broken world – join us at the 11:15am kick-off event where we’ll gather as a community to mark this day of sacred work through prayer and song!
- Sign up is first-come, first-served.
- Start times and available spots vary by project.
- After you complete the sign up form, your project spots are confirmed – please ensure that you don’t sign up for projects with conflicting times.
- 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.
- Have questions or need to cancel your Mitzvah Day registration? Please contact Rabbi Ilana Schachter.
Learn more about our off-site and @TST volunteer opportunities below, then…
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1
Mitzvah Day 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 Captains: Arlene Provder
Serve guests at St. Francis Xavier Soup Kitchen
11:30am-3:15pm • age 14+
Location: 55 West 15th Street
Project Captain: Michelle Bershad
Pizza and crafts with students from LSA Family Health Service’s early childhood program
12:30-2:00pm • age 8+ (under 14 w/adult)
Location: 333 East 115th Street
Project Captain: June Moinester
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
Serve food and facilitate a craft project for children at Freedom House, a domestic violence shelter
1:00-4:00pm • age 16+
Location: Freedom House (UES below 115th St)
Project Captains: Ellen Sherman & Becky Kipnis
Address provided after volunteer signs Freedom House confidentiality agreement for their client’s protection.
Beautify our neighborhood park
1:00-4:00pm • age 8+ (under 14 w/adult)
Location: John Jay Park, 77th St & York Ave
Project Captains: Rich Birnbaum & JoDi Weiss
Kitchen Mitzvahs: Make cookies for Sandwich Saturday bag lunches
9:30-11:30am • age 14+
Project Captain: Julie Marcus
Mitzvah Projects Young Families
11:30am-1:00pm • age 2+ w/adult
Project Captains: Allison Dwork & Alexandra Berkley
Sandwich Saturday on Sunday: Pack bag lunches for City Harvest to feed hungry NYers
11:30am-1:00pm • age 8+ (under 14 w/adult)
Project Captains: Carol Crossen & Jeff Stolow
Each volunteer is asked to bring three loaves of sliced whole wheat or multigrain bread and 18 pieces of fruit (no bananas please).
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
Make Baby Gifts for At-Risk First Time Moms
1:30-3:00pm • age 7+ (under 12 w/adult)
Project Captain: Marlene Nadel
Backpack Buddies: Pack backpacks with meals and snacks for children in need
2:00-3:30pm • age 8+ (under 12 w/adult)
Project Captains: Carol Crossen
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
Required for ALL participants
Required for Freedom House project participants
Please download, print, and return your completed form(s) to Rabbi Ilana Schachter at email@example.com OR hand them in to your project captain on Mitzvah Day.