Learn about the many ways that you can participate in Mitzvah Day and renew your commitment to tikkun olam, the act of repairing the world and caring for those in need. All projects will begin at 11:00 am and will take place at Temple Israel. Participants will be invited to choose one, two or however many projects they would like to be a part of.
Mitzvah Day Projects
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY:
FEEDING THE HUNGRY:
Brown Bag Lunches and Dinners for The Gillespie Center/Homes with Hope
Prepare lunches and lasagna dinners for those in need. Fill and decorate meal bags to add a personal touch.
Meals for the Elderly with Weston Meals on Wheels
Help prepare meals and bake cookies for homebound seniors.
Assemble brown bag snack packs for students in need in the Bridgeport school system.
KID FRIENDLY PROJECTS:
Arts 4 Israel
Assemble healing bags for Israeli soldiers and families.
Crafts for Jewish Senior Services
Create placemats, cards and bookmarks for homebound seniors and those in need.
Planters for Senior Buddies at Jewish Senior Services
Decorate and make pots and planters for our friends at Jewish Senior Services.
Support Israeli Soldiers
Let’s support our lone IDF soldiers by writing letters and sending photographs. Learn more about IDF soldiers and begin a shared interaction between our religious school students and the Israeli soldiers.
Tzedakah Box with the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy
You don’t need a cape to be a Super Hero! Decorate your very own tzedakah box to take home and fill with change. When it's full, return it to the Federation, who will disseminate the proceeds to over 30 organizations, including: Jewish Family Service, Jewish Senior Services, residential facilities for children in Israel, the ADL, Jewish day schools and camps, organizations that help children with disabilities, and more.
Make a Child's Day Brighter with Al’s Angels
Wrap presents and decorate cards for children with pediatric cancer and rare blood disorders.
Make Emergency Activity Kits for Children at Local Hospitals
Make Dog Treats & Toys for Paws in Norwalk
YOUNG ADULT PROJECTS:
Bridgeport Basketball Tournament
Car Wash Supporting Bridgeport Schools
Homes with Hope/Gillespie Center
Help with interior painting and power washing at the Bacharach homes.
Create a Library for Tisdale Elementary School in Bridgeport
Help build a library for K-2 students who currently have no access to books to read and bring home. We will be collecting books for ages 4-8.
Organize a library at Staff House at Bacharach
Help organize and sort fiction and nonfiction books, and donate children's books.
ITEMS BEING COLLECTED:
-Gently used and or new children's books, adult fiction and nonfiction
-Gently used T-shirts
Sponsored by the Social Action Committee
If you're interested in leading one of these projects, please contact Allyson Gottlieb at email@example.com