Mitzvah Day 2017

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Mitzvah Day 2017 2017-10-25T14:50:52+00:00

“Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah” One mitzvah encourages another mitzvah.

Thank you to everyone who made Mitzvah Day 2017 a tremendous success!

On Sunday October 22, 2107, there were…

  • 250 volunteers
  • 150 Netivot kids engaged mitzvot
  • 3 awesome mitzvah day co-chairs + 1 phenomenal community engagement coordinator
  • 27 inspiring project leaders
  • 22 partner organizations
  • 3 collection containers of food donations
  • 2 playhouses built and delivered to Domestic Violence Solutions
  • 80 lunches for the hungry made and delivered to SB Rescue Mission
  • 80 care bags created for CBB Caring Community delieveries
  • 1 brand new community garden @ CBB
  • 6 chairs and 2 tables refurbished at Transition House
  • 1 new stage, 4 easels, and 1 picnic table built for BHY Preschool
  • 9 new solar lights installed to illuminate the parking lot and BHY Preschool
  • 5 well-trained volunteers by Adventures in Caring to visit the elderly and ill
  • 75 new native plants planted at Elings Park with Channel Islands Restoration
  • Bags and bags and bags of freshly-made dog treats for the dogs at the SB Animal Shelter
  • Many smiles and happy hearts at Friendship Manor, Vista del Monte, and Hillside House
  • More than $2,000 for SBORTY’s Hurricane & Disaster Relief Fund
  • 300 books delivered and organized at Planned Parenthood
  • …. countless friendships deepened, hearts eased, souls feeling gratutide!

This is only a sampling of what we accomplished, and we can only make this kind of a difference because each of YOU was there.

With deep gratitude from your 2017 Mitzvah Day Co-Chairs,

Franny Taran Freund, Monica Steiner, and Kimi Cohn
& Mariela Socolovsky, CBB Community Engagement Coordinator

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This year, our projects included…


  • Adventures in Caring training
  • Animal Mitzvah!  –  bake treats for shelter dogs
  • BHY Preschool Gardening Project
  • Boomers of B’nai B’rith “Ozrim Team” — On Site Logistics (greeters, helpers, food prep/set-up/service)
  • Caring Community – assemble Care baskets
  • Gardening Project
  • Habitat for Humanity — play structure building
  • L’Chaim by Women of B’nai B’rith (Blood Mobile & Donate Life)
  • Lunch for the Homeless – assemble lunch bags to deliver to our homeless neighbors
  • Men of B’nai B’rith outdoor parking light installation
  • Mitzvah Day Choir with Cantor Mark — practice at CBB then sing in the community
  • Mural Painting – side of storage container near BHY
  • Peace Crane Project – SB CAREs & Ubumwe groups lead this project (open to all) to create and send origami cranes to children around the world

Off Site

  • Art/Clothing/Baking Projects at the Mental Wellness Center– create Thanksgiving art for the Mental Wellness Center’s community celebration, sort clothing to be given to those in need, and bake treats for residents and staff! (Mental Wellness Center)
  • Friendship Manor — visit and play board games with residents
  • Hadassah Planned Parenthood Book drive and organizing (PP warehouse)
  • Habitat Restoration (Elings Park)
  • Transition House – repairs and beautification (Transition House)


  • Donate Life – Save lives! Register for America’s organ, cornea, and tissue donor list
  • Mental Wellness Center — Learn about & support mental wellness
  • SB CAREs – Directly help refugee families! Learn about refugees and Sign up to buy Safe Passage Bags
  • Ubumwe Center and Preschool in Rwanda – learn about our Sister center and preschool and donate!
    …And More!
  • Environmental education
  • SBORTY’s Penny & Donation Drive for Hurricane & Disaster Relief