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mitzvah day

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 27th annual Mitzvah Day!

Save the date for Mitzvah Day 2023 on Feb 26, 2023

 

Thank you to our 2022 Co-Chairs:

Mitzvah Day Co-Chairs: Amy Ostroff and Jillian Barnett

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

All proceeds from the soup contest benefited the Religious Action Center of Florida (RAC-FL), a collective of Reform Jewish congregations and communities statewide working to build a more just and compassionate Florida  

RAC | Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Schedule of events

Friday, March 4 

6:00 pm Shabbat Service with guest speaker: Eric Ward 

7:15 pm Shabbat Dinner.

8:00 pm Salon style Q&A with Eric Ward, with coffee, tea, and cookies 

Saturday, March 5 

12:00 pm Social Justice Network Lunch with Eric Ward

2:30 pm Miami Sound Choir Concert “Music Speaks Louder than Words: The Historic Role of Music in Social Change” followed by dialogue about solidarity with Eric Ward. Proceeds to benefit RAC-FL.

Sunday, March 6 

8:30 am Registration and Breakfast  

9:15 am Opening Ceremony at TBS Palm Plaza  

9:30 am Mitzvah Projects Commence 

12:00 pm Lunch at Temple Beth Sholom with the exciting VIBE 305 Food Truck: A job training program for economically disadvantaged young men  

1:00 pm Soup Contest to benefit the Religious Action Center of Florida (RAC-FL). 

All Day at TBS: 

Blood and Platelets Drives 

Booths at Temple Beth Sholom to visit 

pre-mitzvah weekend collection projects

Please bring these items to TBS before or on Mitzvah Day.  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 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 
  • New and gently used books for the Children’s Trust

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

  • Toiletries, baby supplies (diapers, wipes, pacifiers, lotion and body wash, etc.), feminine hygiene products, coloring books, crayons, and pencils for the Children’s Home Society. Amazon Wish List.  

  • Masks, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, toiletries, feminine products, socks, and school supplies for the Overtown Youth Center. Amazon wish list. 

PROJECTS

All Ages - Family Friendly

1. Pretty Potted Plants 

2. Friends with Firetrucks 

3. Rachel Fitness x Dawn Feinberg POP-UP Kid’s Workout 

4. Kosher Foodbank Scavenger Hunt 

 

Family Friendly

5. Blessings in a Backpack  

6. Mischloach Manot (Purim Baskets) for Holocaust Survivors 

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

8. Gifting of Wellness 

9. Pack a Preemie Pack 

10. Hunger Heroes 

11. Lotus House 

12. Oleta River State Park Nature Walk and Beach Clean Up 

13. jLAB Mitzvah Day Project 

14. Food Rescue 

15. Playdate at Children’s Home Society 

16. The Sweetest Gift

17. Giving Back to Gibson Park 

18. The Phoenix Reading Project Book Collection  

19. Food Distribution with Commissioner Richardson   

20. Bullets 4 Life Workshop with the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force 

 

Teens and Up

21. Play, Learn, Imagine, Create (This project will begin at 1 pm)

22. B’nei Mitzvah Family Project: Urban Gardening with Repair the World 

23. Let it Shine 

24. TBS Sisterhood Toiletry Baskets for the Elderly  

25. Bringing Back Memories 

26. BESHTY Project with Repair the World  

27. Sports and Fun at Gibson Park 

28. Blood and Platelets Drive 

 

Adults 

29. Flower Arrangements with Yodeah  

30. Jews in Canoes with the Tribe 

 

Additional Collections

New to You 

The Children’s Trust Books for Free  

 

Booths to Visit

PACT – People Acting for Community Together 

Yodeah – Hereditary Cancers in Ashkenazi Jews 

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force 

American Cancer Society 

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