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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.
Join us for Mitzvah Day on Sunday, October 30! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-543-0118, Donna Shimshi email@example.com or 240-731-1731. Projects may qualify for SSL hours. Beth El’s Mitzvah Day is underwritten by our Sondra Bender Community Service Fund.
Stay tuned for more information, including a list of projects available this year!
A worldwide pandemic (and a very rainy day) did not deter Beth El from participating in our annual Mitzvah Day, despite the enormous challenges we faced due to Covid-19. Thank you to our extraordinary co-chairs Jon Polon, Donna Shimshi and Geoff Chesman for coordinating Mitzvah Day under extremely difficult conditions The co-chairs reinvented Mitzvah Day to ensure proper protocols, physical distancing, and contactless, outdoor programs to keep our members safe. Jon, Donna and Geoff’s leadership surpassed our expectations. We also thank all of our innovative project captains who led impactful social action collections and programs. Our congregants’ generous contributions to Mitzvah Day underscore that Tikkun Olam is a core value at Beth El. Below are the outcomes that will help those in need in our community and beyond:
Many thanks to Lisa Silverman and Card On Your Yard for the beautiful Mitzvah Day sign that greeted participants when they arrived at Beth El!
Thank you again the phenomenal project captains and Mitzvah Day co-chairs, Donna Shimshi, Jon Polon and Geoff Chesman. We greatly appreciated Tiarra Joslyn’s hard work creating an online registration process and publicity, materials.