Mitzvah Day

While Beth El has an abundance of community service projects year round, our annual Mitzvah Day is our largest and most impactful social action event of the year. Every October, our congregation mobilizes its membership, and springs into action, by performing an amazing array of meaningful community service projects, as well as holding monumental collection efforts — all occurring on the very same day.

Collectively, we engage in a concerted effort to improve the quality of thousands of lives of those in need our community, Israel, and worldwide.

“Tzedakah and acts of kindness to others are the equivalent to all of the mitzvot in the Torah.”  

Jerusalem Talmud, Pe’ah 1:1.

Mitzvah Day 2023

Join us for Mitzvah Day on Sunday, October 29! Help us help those in need in our community and beyond. Donate items and sign up for a project by contacting the captain of the project of your choice. For other info, contact chairs Jon Polon at or 917-543-0118, Donna Shimshi at or 240-731-1731. Projects may qualify for SSL hours. Beth El’s Mitzvah Day is underwritten by our Sondra Bender Community Service Fund

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Mitzvah Day 2023 Grid