Mitzvah Day



Join Us for Mitzvah Day, Sunday May 5! 
10:00 am-12:00 pm

We hope you will join us for our high-spirited, community-wide day of Tikkun Olam!

No registration needed! All activities will be on site at Temple Beth El.

Activities include:

Flowers for DOROT
Make tissue paper flowers for the elderly served by DOROT.

Cooking for Neighbors Link at TBE
Cook a warm lunch for Neighbors Link, the Mount 
Kisco based organization whose mission is to strengthen the community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of recent Latino immigrants.

No-Sew Shawl Preparation
We will be making shawls for the Caregiver Center at 
Westchester Medical Center.  Family members staying overnight with patients are given shawls to stay warm in the hospital.  In the first hour we will be preparing the material; in the second hour we will be making the shawls by cutting and knotting the fabric.

Breakfast Bags for the Ronald McDonald House
Help create on-the-go breakfast bags for the Ronald 
McDonald House, an organization committed to keeping 
families with sick or injured children close to each other 
and to the care and resources they need.

Treats for Shelter Pets
Help make cat toys and dog treats for animals of the SPCA shelter in Briarcliff.

Book Sorting
Donated books will again be distributed to both the Montefiore Children’s Hospital and the Caregiver Center at Westchester Medical Center. 

Blood Drive
Working with the New York Blood Center, donate anytime between 8:00 am - 12:30 pm on Mitzvah Day. Sign up via appointment at Walk ins welcome, too.

A few more activities still in the works, PLUS this year features our 7th grade Tzedakah Fair! Learn from our students about these fantastic organizations:

Save the Elephants
Water for South Sudan
Crohns and Colitis

Boys and Girls Club
Phelps Hospice
American Cancer Society
Miracle League

NAMI- National Alliance for Mental Illness
Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University 
Ladybug Foundation
St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital

Thank You BBQ & Ice Cream Truck at 11:30 am

After all your hard work…join your friends, Captain Forrest Sussman and their cast of grillers out on the Klein Courtyard for hearty lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken, and salads (with all the fixin’s)!  Then come get dessert treats from our visiting ice cream truck!

To make our day a success, we need your help in advance!
Our Collection Drive
Boxes are located in the temple lobby for all temple members to drop off their donations.

For the Book Drive:
These are the kinds of books we ask to be donated:

* Children’s Picture Books, hard or soft cover (Pre-K through 2nd Grade)
* Middle Grade Chapter Books and Young Adult Books (ages 12-18)
* Series Books such as such as Henry and Mudge; Harry Potter; Goosebumps; Thomas the Train; Twilight series, Dragon books; Clue books; Cam Jansen; Amelia Bedelia; Mike Lupica Sports books; Beverly Cleary books; Wimpy Kid; Christopher Sports books; Capt. Underpants; Junie B. Jones; Ivy and Bean; Clifford the Dog; Judy Moody
* Adult Books: Fiction, Nonfiction, especially Mysteries, including James Patterson; Daniel Silva; Dan Brown; John Grisham; Mary Higgins Clark; Danielle Steel 


For Amenities Drive:
Amenities will be donated to the Caregiver Center at Westchester Medical Center:
Travel Size:
Body Lotion
Shower Caps (disposable)
Dental floss
Hair Conditioner  

Mitzvah Day Supplies Drive:
Fabric scissors
Cookie cutters
Small bags of snacks
Juice boxes

Questions? Contact the Mitzvah Day Committee:
Amy Knox: [email protected]
Fred Robin: [email protected]
Stacey Stambleck: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you on May 5!

Date and Time: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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