Do a Mitzvah on Mitzvah Day – (this Sunday)

October 25, 2019 in Rabbi Greg Harris

This is the fourth week of the month. For Reflections Off the Bimah, the fourth week features thought leaders from throughout the Jewish world and beyond. These special posts give you the opportunity to consider important opinions you may not readily encounter. I share this article from Rabbi Danny Siegel.  Rabbi Siegel has been on a constant search for ‘Mitzvah Heros’ which he says are ordinary people doing extraordinary work, by simply trying to make the world a better place.

This Sunday at Beth El, you can join hundreds of others in Mitzvah Day activities. Click here for a link to the project list.  Others have preregistered and will join Rabbi Werbin for a one day solidarity trip to Pittsburgh on Sunday for the first yarzteit of the tragedy at Tree of Life synagogue.

The Federation of Greater Washington is also coordinating a virtual moment of memory.  You can register at to receive a text message at 5:00 pm EST on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The message, which will include a video with a prayer and the names of the 11 lives lost, will reach hundreds of thousands of Jewish community members around the world at the exact same moment – gathering us in a virtual, collective moment of remembrance. After sharing this collective moment, you’ll receive a link to virtually join Pittsburgh’s local service, and have the opportunity to submit a message of solidarity by text.

Let’s each be a Mitzvah Hero!