Mitzvah Day

“Tzedakah and acts of kindness to others are the equivalent to all of the mitzvot in the Torah.”  Jerusalem Talmud, Pe’ah 1:1. 


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.

Mitzvah Day 2019

Join us for Mitzvah Day on Sunday, October 27! Help us help those in need in our community and beyond. Donate requested 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 or Donna Shimshi at or 240-731-1731. All projects qualify for SSL hours. Pizza will be sold at Beth El from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). Beth El’s Mitzvah Day is underwritten by our Sondra Bender Community Service Fund.

More information on this year’s Mitzvah Day projects coming soon!

Making a Difference in the Community

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