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Mitzvah Day 2019

Sunday, November 24, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Mitzvah Day 2019
Sunday, November 24, 8:30 AM- 1:00 PM

On Sunday, November 24, we have the opportunity to perform at least one mitzvah as part of Temple B’nai Abraham’s Mitzvah Day. As Jews, we understand the value of engaging in gemilut hasadim, acts of loving kindness, to make the world a better place. There are opportunities for everyone (all generations) to participate in helping others on this Sunday before Thanksgiving, a time when we pay special attention for all of our blessings.

The Social Action Committee in coordination with other TBA groups has planned a variety of ways to do a mitzvah. Contribute to collections (or make a donation for Mitzvah Day). There are activities throughout the day beginning with the Mitzvah Day Minyan where your prayers can lead you to immediate action.

Engaging in doing mitzvot together strengthens us as individuals and as a community. See the Mitzvah Day volunteer opportunities and join in this meaningful day!

 

MITZVAH DAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Sunday, November 24, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Registration is indicated for various projects.

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MEN’S CLUB MINYAN
All invited to attend. 8:30 AM, led by Rabbi Vaisberg
Breakfast to follow

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LOAVES OF LOVELOAVES OF LOVE – COMMUNITY CHALLAH BAKE
People of all ages are welcome to share the amazing act of making challah and learn its history.
Volunteers needed 9:00 AM  
◊  Challah Bake Volunteer Contact: Tara Heyderman
◊  Registration required: When registering please indicate names of volunteers.
→Click here to email your registration

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lunchesLUNCHES OF LOVE
Decorate lunch bags
◊ Volunteers needed to decorate bags for the lunches for distribution to local shelters 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Assemble lunch bags
◊ Volunteers needed to assemble bagged lunches for distribution to local shelters: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
◊  Lunches of Love Volunteer Contact: Donna Ellenbogen
◊  Registration required: When registering, please indicate names of volunteers.
Click here to email your registration!

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Hhearts of Hope logoEARTS OF HOPE
We gather to “Paint with A Purpose” to paint and decorate small hand-made ceramic hearts and accompany these with their own personal messages of caring and compassion.
◊ Volunteers needed to paint  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
No registration required

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TOYS FOR THE animal shelterANIMAL SHELTER
We will be collecting tennis balls, used, clean socks, and gently used t-shirts. From these donated items, volunteers will create toys for animal housed in shelters. Also collecting gently-used towels and sheets to be used as bedding for the animals.
Animal Shelter Toy Project Volunteer Contact: Janet Penn
◊ Volunteers needed 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM No registration required

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books and gamesCHILDREN’S BOOKS, GAMES, PUZZLES, & ARTS AND CRAFTS COLLECTION SORTING
We will collect:gently-used children’s books, games, puzzles (NO stuffed animals) and NEW or gently-used arts & crafts supplies to be will be donated to schools in at-risk areas and to local shelters.
◊ Volunteers needed for organizing and sorting. 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
No registration required

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toiletries3TOILETRIES COLLECTION for Franciscan Ministries at St. Ann’s Church in Newark
We will collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, and deodorant.
◊  Project Volunteer Contact:Peter Rosenbaum. Volunteers needed for organizing and sorting.9:30 AM-12 noon
No registration required

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MSTMSTERIO LOGOERIO PROJECT
Children decorate dolls that travel to other children around the world. At each destination, the receiving
children are encouraged to play with the dolls and enjoy them for a short time before the dolls travel on to their next destination.
◊  Volunteers of all ages are welcome (age 5 and up): 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
◊  Msterio Project Volunteer Contact: Caryn Epstein
Registration required: When registering, please indicate time slot and names of volunteers.
→Click here to email your registration!

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THE the-period-project-logoPERIOD PROJECT
The Period Project (TPP) collects menstrual products for women, trans men and non-binary individuals in poverty and donates them to shelters and schools in need of period products and education on menstrual health. Please bring boxes of pads and tampons to the temple before or during Mitzvah Day so we can fulfill the mission of TPP.
◊ Volunteers needed to assist in sorting items: 10:30 to 11:30 AM 
◊ Period Project Volunteer Contact: Ruth Ross
Registration required: When registering, please indicate names of volunteers.
→Clic
k here to email your registration!

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Moms Helping Moms baby supplyDIAPER DRIVE for Moms Helping Moms of NJ
◊ Volunteers needed to assist in sorting items: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
◊ Diaper Drive Volunteer Contact: Janet Penn
Registration required: When registering please indicate names of volunteers.
→Click here to email your registration!

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MITZVAH DAY  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES SCHEDULE
Sunday, November 24, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

8:30 AM  Men’s Club Minyan. Breakfast to follow

9:00 AM Baking for Loaves of Love – Community Challah Bake. Register

9:00 AM – 10:30 PM Decorating lunch bags for Lunches of Love. Register

9:00 AM-1:00 PM Creating art for Hearts of Hope

9:00 AM-1:00 PM  Crafting toys for the animal shelter

9:00 AM-1:00 PM   Sorting children’s books, games, puzzles, & arts and crafts

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Assembling lunch bags for Lunches of Love. Register

9:30 AM-12 noon Sorting and bagging toiletries.

10:00 AM – 12:00 noon Decorating dolls for the MSTERIO Project. Register

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Sorting items for The Period Project. Register

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sorting items for Diaper Drive for Moms Helping Moms. Register

 

COLLECTIONS FOR
MITZVAH DAY

In preparation for Mitzvah Day 2018, The Social Action Committee has organized several collections for various community organizations. Please bring all items to temple by Friday, November 22, unless otherwise indicated.

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Moms Helping Moms baby supplyDIAPER DRIVE for Moms Helping Moms of NJ
Diapers (all sizes needed – open packs and loose diapers warmly accepted), Wipes (unopened packs only and new baby toiletry items.

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the-period-project-logoTHE PERIOD PROJECT
The Period Project (TPP) collects menstrual products for women, trans men and non-binary individuals in poverty and donates them to shelters and schools in need of period products and education on menstrual health. Please bring boxes of pads and tampons to the temple before or during Mitzvah Day so we can fulfill the mission of TPP.

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toiletries3TOILETRIES COLLECTION for Franciscan Ministries at St. Ann’s Church in Newark Items to be donated: toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, and deodorant.

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books and games

CHILDREN’S BOOKS, GAMES, PUZZLES, & ARTS AND CRAFTS COLLECTION
Please donate gently-used children’s books, games, puzzles (NO stuffed animals) and NEW or gently-used arts & crafts supplies.

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TOYS FOR THE animal shelterANIMAL SHELTER
Please donate tennis balls, used, clean socks, and gently-used t-shirts, as well as, .  gently-used towels and sheets to be used as bedding for the animals. Bring to the temple by Friday, November 22.

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turkeyANNUAL TURKEY & ALL THE TRIMMINGS COLLECTION
November 20– 26. Frozen turkeys and non-perishable meal trimmings : canned cranberry sauce, canned yams, stuffing, etc.

 

 

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