2019 commUNITY Mitzvah Day

Sunday, April 7

 

Join us for a day of hands-on service experiences throughout Greater MetroWest. Activities available for all ages and stages – choose the activity that is best for your family. Which mitzvah will YOU find meaningful?

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us in making commUNITY Mitzvah Day extra meaningful!
At two of the commUNITY Mitzvah Day sites we will assemble and deliver Passover food packages to home-bound members of our community in partnership with Jewish Family Services of MetroWest and Central NJ.

Did you know that it costs $10 to create one Passover food package?
Please consider making a gift to the UJA Annual Campaign today. Your support of Federation will enable our partners, both local and international, to provide Kosher for Passover food packages to Jews here in New Jersey, Israel, and around the world.

Your generosity ensures that we can perform mitzvot and acts of kindness on commUNITY Mitzvah Day and every day.

  

Have We Got a Match for You!

Thanks to the generosity of the Wilf Family, we will match new and increased gifts from donors ages 25-45, dollar for dollar, doubling the impact your gift will make in the community.

Description: Create and fill packages of kosher-for-Passover food to benefit local clients of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and Central NJ. Other activities will include Passover crafts and mitzvah projects to accompany food packages, educational and creative Jewish moments, as well as delivering packages to community members.

Partner Agencies: Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and Central NJ

Program appropriate for: Families with children ages 10 and under. Siblings welcome! (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

2 Locations: (Activities are identical at both locations)

        Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, 110 South Orange Ave., Livingston
        JCC of Central NJ, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains

Opportunities to make deliveries whether you participate in the program or not


Description: Join with other community members to prepare woven blankets made out of recycled plastic bags that will be donated to Bridges Outreach. Other activities will include preparing snacks and sustainable food items for local community members in need.

Bring donations of recycled plastic bags from your local grocery store – the more the better!

Partner Agency: Family Promise of Morris County

Program appropriate for: Anyone ages 11 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Morristown Jewish Center, 177 Speedwell Ave., Morristown


Description: A hot meal is very nourishing and sometimes not easily available for those in need. Come with your friends and family to make sure the underserved in our community have a slice of lasagna, a bowl of chili and a dessert when they need to know we care.

Partner Agencies: Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston

Program appropriate for: Families with children ages 11-14. Siblings welcome! (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Location: Temple Beth Shalom, 193 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston


Description: Get your hands dirty at the Greater Newark Conservancy. Activities include helping to complete a community mural with wheat-paste, tending to the garden and farm, and “plarn” project. Dress for mess and appropriate weather, as most projects at this site will take place outdoors.

Partner Agencies: Greater Newark Conservancy

Program appropriate for: Anyone ages 11 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Greater Newark Conservancy; 32 Prince St., Newark


Description: Join with other community members to make phone calls to donors to encourage them to support Federation’s 2019 UJA Campaign. Breakfast will be served.

Program appropriate for: Adults ages 18 and up

Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Daughters of Israel, 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange


Description: Join 300+ teens from all around Greater MetroWest for the international day of Jewish Youth Service. Choose from 12 mitzvah projects taking place at this one location! Special parent volunteer opportunities available at drop-off and pick-up from 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm.

Partner Agencies: BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization)

Program appropriate for: Teens ages 12-18

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany

To register for J-SERVE and to learn more, CLICK HERE


Description: Work alongside JESPY House clients (adults with special needs) to create woven blankets out of recycled plastic bags to benefit local homeless shelters. Following the project, join in a sing-a-long with your new friends! Space is limited!

Bring donations of recycled plastic bags from your local grocery store – the more the better!

Partner Agency: JESPY House

Program appropriate for: Adults ages 18 and up

Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: JESPY House, 110 Irvington Ave., South Orange


  

For more information contact Lindsay Norman at Lnorman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-2948.

commUNITY Mitzvah Day Chairs: Michael Elchoness and Joanie Schwarz

Program Vice-Chairs: Shari Broder, David Feuerstein, Caroline Goldstein, Carrie Jaffe, Robyn Laveman, Lisa Olender, Elana Wilf Tanzman

Center for Volunteerism Chair: Susie Bruch

Community Partners (in formation):
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
6 Points Creative Arts Academy
BBYO
Camp Deeny Riback
Camp Harlam
Camp Havaya
Camp Kinder Ring
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires
Camp Yachad
Camp Zeke
Eden Village Camp

 

Golda Och Academy
Greater Newark Conservancy
JCC of Central NJ
JCC of MetroWest
JESPY House
Jewish Family Service of Central NJ
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
Morristown Jewish Center
NJY Camps
One Happy Camper NJ
Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston

commUNITY Mitzvah Day Committee (in formation):
Ilana Adams
Kara Baltuch
Mara Berger
Amanda Black
Lisa Buber
Debra & Seth Cohen
Nancy Dainesi
Pamela Davis
Ellen Ezra
Faith Fisch
Felice Flitt
Jonathan Gantman

 

Tracey Hoberman
Alexandra Kerner
Donna Kritzer
Michele Landau
Adrienne Lewin
Elke Luftig
Wendy Sabin
David Sorkin
Amy Steinberg
Lauren Price Stierman
Eileen Weiss
Gayle Wieseneck
Cori Wilf

  

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