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Questions about anything that's Mitzvah Day related? Contact Rabbi Bair or Rachel Lilenbaum.

Mitzvah Day 2021 sign-ups are now open!

Sign up for your project HERE. 

Sign up to participate in this year's Soup Contest Virtual Throw Down HERE

Schedule your appointment to save a life and donate blood HERE

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 5 

6:00 pm Shabbat Service. Zoom.

Guest Speakers: Guadalupe De la Cruz of American Friends Service Committee   

Sunday, March 7  

9:30 am  Virtual Opening Ceremony:

9:45 am Mitzvah Projects Commence 

12:30 pm 8th Annual Soup Contest: A Virtual Throw Down to benefit farmworkers through the American Friends Service Committee 

Guest Speaker: Mariana Martinez 

3:00 pm  Virtual Town Hall with State Senator Jason Pizzo and the Justice League teens. Zoom.   

10:30 - 4:30 Blood and Platelets Drive at Temple Beth Sholom. Sign up here.


Thank you to our Co-Chairs:

Mitzvah Day Co-Chairs: Lori Spodak and Amy Ostroff

Soup Contest Co-Chairs: Karen Sepsenwol, Rachel Weissman, and Dana Grodin

This year all proceeds benefit: 


Pre-Mitzvah Weekend Collection Projects

Please bring these items to be collected on Mitzvah Day. This year, in addition to collecting items in the Welcome Center, project captains will also be accepting Amazon delivery items to their homes or offices. You now have the option of making purchases directly through Amazon (double the mitzvah by using Amazon Smile and supporting TBS) wish lists purchases! Look out for the link in Temple Talk in the upcoming weeks.

• School supplies, books, and magazines for children and adults at Chapman Partnership Homeless Shelter. Amazon Wish List. 

• New and gently used books for the Children’s Trust

• New and gently used clothing (must be sorted into separate bags for men’s, women’s and boys’, girls’, and children’s clothing) for a variety of shelters

• Non-perishable food items and Publix gift cards for the students at Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary School

• New and gently used sports equipment for various shelters. Amazon Wish List.

• Diapers and Pull-ups of all sizes for Kids in Distress. Amazon Wish List. 

• Toiletries, diapers, white towels, and white sheets for the families at Lotus House. Amazon Wish List


All Ages - Family Friendly

1. Friends and Firetrucks

2. Kosher Food Bank Scavenger Hunt

3. Rachel Fitness x Dawn Feinberg POP-UP Kid’s Workout. Click here to purchase ticket. 

4. Imagine, Invest, and Improve

5. Magic, Mitzvah, and Happiness


Family Friendly

6. Lentils and Love: Lentil Soup Project with the Kosher Food Bank

7. ICU Baby - Pack a Preemie Pack

8. Care Baskets for Kids

9. Oleta River State Park Beach Cleanup

10. Hygiene Kits for Humanity

11. Hunger Heroes

12. Blessings in a Backpack

13. Food Distribution with Commissioner Richardson

14. Bringing Back Memories

15. Food Rescue


Teens and Up

16. Tikkun Olam B’nei Mitzvah Family Project: Urban Gardening with Repair the World

17. Let it Shine

18. Used Sports Equipment Collection

19. Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Town Hall - State Senator Pizzo

20. Blood Drive

21. BESHTY Project with Repair the World



22. Kayak with the Tribe

23. Flower Arrangements with Yodeah


Additional Collections

24. New to You

25. Read to Learn Books for Free

26. Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary School Food Drive

27. Lotus House

28. The Phoenix Reading Project Book Collection 

Thu, March 4 2021 20 Adar 5781