November 10, 2013: Another successful Mitzvah Sunday!
Over 650* volunteers participated in various mitzvah projects!
Congregants of all ages took part in 14 brochure projects (10 off-site, 4 at the Temple). Others took part in 6th-9th grade projects, a Rosh Chodesh project, and projects for MASA families. Special mention to Julia Cohen who organized a TaSTY teen effort packing over 200 lbs. of croutons and bread earlier in the week at Hot Bread Kitchen, which helps immigrant women get started in the bakery business. Sunday K-5 students worked on in-class projects for DOROT & Met Council.
(*this figure does not include many weekday students who contributed to the in-class projects).
Our community joined together and:
Fed the hungry & homeless (in nine different projects!)
Led crafts projects for children in a domestic violence shelter
Cleaned parks and community gardens
Visited and entertained the elderly at three senior residences
Made gifts & Thanksgiving centerpieces for DOROT seniors
Knit blankets for teens in residential centers
Made Chanukah cards for our Kesher package recipients
Made placemats for Met Council senior lunch programs
Ran a bone marrow drive
Wrote letters to soldiers abroad and the homebound in our community
And our youngest volunteers created eye-popping decorations for the Shaaray Tefila soup kitchen pre-Thanksgiving meal (thanks to the Nursery School Mitzvah Committee)
(P.S. We also baked 1,800 cookies and made 1,500 sandwiches!)
Our outstanding project captains were Nancy Merberg, Renee Weisbaum, Sabrina Wax, Matthew Haiken, Amy-Louise Goldberg, Rob Stolz, Laura Wechsler, Dave Kleckner, Susan Birenbaum, Steve Linde, Jill Hunter, Amira Gertz, Susan Shulman, Carol Crossen, Jeff Stolow, Joanne Jahr, Ethel Donner, Rachel Justus Amit Pasman, Andrea Linne, and Dan Cate. Sondra Silver once again staffed the “Post Office.”
Check out photos here and in the lobby display case! And Save the Date – May 4, 2014 – for Spring Mitzvah Day.
See below for photo highlights from our Mitzvah Sunday: