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mitzvah day

2019 Mitzvah Day was Sunday, February 10!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Mitzvah Day 2019!

May our combined energy on Mitzvah Day for gemillut chasadim, acts of kindness, inspire us to continue the work of tikkun olam, repairing the world every day!

A huge thank you to our Mitzvah Day co-chairs, Caryn Musaffi and Allison Greenfield and all our project captains! Together, we volunteered in over 30 locations throughout Miami with over 650 people participating!

To highlight just a few of the community’s many Mitzvah Day 2019 successes:

  • New To You distributed 45 boxes of clothing to Lotus House, Chapman Partnership, Haiti, Vietnam Vet and more!
  • Saving Smiles provided over 60 free dental exams to students of Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary School!
  • jLAB Chesed Class Kindness Notecards raised $980 for World Wildlife Fund and JASCO Applied Sciences!
  • The TBS Gun Violence Prevention Task Force collected 260+ petition signatures to add a measure to Ban Assault Weapons. Now to the next Florida ballot!
  • Hearts for Healing bake sale raised $300 for Joe DiMaggio Hospital!
  • Family Friendly Environmentalism cleaned up 70 pounds of garbage in Crab Alley on Miami Beach!
  • Finally, the 6th Annual Soup Contest of Soups from Around the World, with 13 chefs and 13 sponsors, raised $3600 for Together & Free!

Thank you to everyone who tasted soups, our co-chairs Jaleh Samway Bast, Betsy Mateu and Dana Grodin, judges and emcees!

Thank you to our Soup Chefs!
  • Nadya Bair – Greek Red Lentil Soup (Vegan)
  • Howard Grodin – Mexican Kreplach Soup
  • Glenn Dryfoos – Turkey Noodle
  • Homa Samway – Vegetarian/vegan soup (Usch)
  • Carrie Wiesenfeld – Mushrooms Spinach Yummy Soup
  • Rachel Unger -Vegan Tomato Tortilla
  • Andrea Wagner – Purses of Perfection
  • Liza Samuel – Gormeh Sabzi - Persian Herb Stew
  • Carolyn Heiss -Butternut squash and apple soup
  • Jennifer Samway - Chickpea Noodle soup
  • Cheryl Rothman – Cheryl’s Vegetarian Soup
  • Yummy Chicken Noodle Soup
  • TBSIS 1st and 2nd Grades
Thank You to our Sponsors

Silver Spoon:

  • Bast Amron

Stock Pot:

  • Katrina Rabinovich
  • Rachel Unger

Soup Ladle:

  • Betsy Mateu
  • Liza Samuel
  • Carrie Wiesenfeld
  • Dr. Bobbi Ossip
  • Andrea Wagner
  • Stephanie Rosen
  • Cheryl Zuckerman
  • Michael Samway
  • Melissa Lazarus
  • Allison Fryd
Thank You to our Generous In-Kind Sponsors
  • Michael Meltzer Catering
  • Julie Frans
  • Nava Regev
  • Al Levy
  • Levy Advertising
  • Avanti
  • GemCor
  • Miami Personal Training
  • Orange Theory
  • Fairchild Tropical Garden
  • Betsy’s Baking Company
  • FlyWheel
  • Soul Tavern
  • Gary Rosenberg Pottery
  • Glow Yoga
  • Salon Vaso
  • The TBS Sisterhood
  • The Bast Family


Tue, October 22 2019 23 Tishrei 5780