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CommUNITY Mitzvah Day

Join us on April 3 — Space is Limited for Most Projects. Register Now!

Sunday, April 3

A mitzvah is a good deed or an act of kindness. Doing mitzvot — by bettering ourselves and our community — is a commandment for the Jewish people.

CommUNITY Mitzvah Day and J-SERVE are an opportunity to put our Jewish values of tikkun olam and tzedakah into action, making a real impact on the lives of others.

Join your community for a day of hands-on service experiences to address real needs throughout Greater MetroWest! Activities for volunteers of all ages — both in-person and at-home — are available. Which mitzvah will YOU find meaningful?!

Browse the list below and register for one or multiple programs. You can register for separate activities for all members of your family. You will receive an email with details prior to each program — all coming from mitzvah@jfedgmw.org. Please add this email address to your contacts to ensure you receive important information.

COVID Protocols (subject to change): Attendees at in-person volunteer programs must be fully vaccinated (age 5+) and boosted (ages 18+) and bring proof of vaccination. Masks are optional. If you are not feeling well, please refrain from attending the event.

Questions? Email mitzvah@jfedgmw.org


Thank you to our CommUNITY Mitzvah Day Leadership and Community Partners:

Center for Volunteerism Chair: Terri Friedman

Community Mitzvah Day Project Chairs: Rachel Brandt Greenfeld, Atara Jacobson, Rachel Jager, Sarah Jager (Junior Chair), Randi Kates, Melanie Nissim, Gerri Rothfleisch, Leah Traub, Lisa Wax, Lauren Weiss, and Cori Wilf

J-Serve Chairs: Shayna Badian, Hannah Bloodgood, Josh Brown, Amy Erlichson, Dina Drogin, Julian Duberstein, Leora Glajchen, Arielle Hammerman, Daniella Jacob, Maya Kates, Hannah Koppel, Daniel Milich, Sadie Munoz, Sam Rosenblatt, Evan Shidler, Daniel Siegal, Sofie Tepperman, and Jacob Winick

Center for Volunteerism Committee: Taryn Berelowitz, Andrea Bershad, Marisa Bershad, Rebecca Fisher, Emily Gantman, Caroline Goldstein, Rachel Jager, Arielle Ness, Melanie Nissim, Robin Plattman, Gerri Rothfleisch, Elana Wilf Tanzman, Leah Traub, Lisa Wax, Lauren Weiss, and Cori Wilf

Community Partners (in formation):
BBYO – Greater Jersey Hudson River Region (GJHRR)
Bobrow Kosher Food Pantry
Community Food Bank of NJ
Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell
Congregation B’nai Israel, Basking Ridge
Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains
Congregation Etz Chaim, Livingston
Congregation Ohr Torah, West Orange
Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah, Parsippany
Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Montclair
Cooperman-Barnabas Medical Center
Family Promise of Essex County
Jewish Family Service of Central, NJ
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, NJ
Jewish Relief Agency
Lester Senior Housing
Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael
Oheb Shalom Congregation, South Orange
Pillar NJ
Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston
Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield
Temple Beth Am, Parsippany
Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston
Temple Emanu-El, Westfield
Temple Har Shalom, Warren
Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield
Temple Sha’arey Shalom
Temple Sholom of West Essex, Cedar Grove
Temple Sinai, Summit