Congregation Beth Israel

Mitzvah Day 2021

Welcome to our half in-person, half virtual Mitzvah Day!

Join us for Mitzvah Day, an annual event at CBI that honors the spirit of both Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah, no matter the circumstances. This year we are offering a number of socially distanced projects as we ease back into normal life. We also have many opportunities to do good work from your home. Together, we can make a difference.

Due to social distancing protocols and best practices, attendance at some of these events is limited. As you sign up, please include EVERY member of your household who will be in attendance. Masks and social distancing measures will be required for the full duration of the program.

Here’s the link to our Mitzvah Day 2021 projects, where you can get more details and find project instructions and donation supply lists: https://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/mitzvahday/

Whether out and about or at home, don’t forget to wear your stylish Mitzvah shirt!

Temple Beth Israel is a community dedicated to connection and to action. Every day is Mitzvah Day!

Date: 05/16/2021 (Sun.)

Created by:   Rebecca Friedenwald
 
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (PDT)

PROJECT: Mitzvah Family Center

Socially distanced event, with variety of projects for kids grade pre-K-2 (make care cards, cat/dog toys & dog treats). 3 time slots, 5 families per slot. Sign up as family, include number attending. Masks required.

05/16/2021 (Sun) CBI Plaza 
11:00am - 11:45am (5)  
4 of 5 slots filled
Louis Guzman-Woldrich
4 attending
Christie Moore
3 families members will attend
Josh Kashinsky
Tentative- we may not be able to come
Amanda Dunn-Bernstein
1 adult, 2 children attending
12:00pm - 12:45pm (5)  
4 of 5 slots filled
amy cantor
4 family members will attend
Anne Stone
5 family members will attend
Dmitry Dukhovny
2 will attend
Matt Boal
3 people

PROJECT: Mitzvah Family Center @ Home

Make care cards, cat/dog toys & dog treats at home. Pick up supplies with instructions at CBI at 9 am on Mitzvah Day. For kids grade pre-K-2.

05/16/2021 (Sun) At home 
9:00am  (50)  
1 of 50 slots filled
Becca Spain
I love Mitzvah Day!

PROJECT: Cascadia Clusters

Help with building projects at Cascadia Clusters, an organization that builds tiny house communities & helps houseless people regain dignity & independence. 5th grade & up. 2 time slots, 8 volunteers per slot. Masks required.

05/16/2021 (Sun) Capital Hwy, next to MJCC Bubble 
11:00am - 1:00pm (8)  
3 of 8 slots filled
Jill Andreyuk (3)
1:15pm - 3:15pm (8)  
All slots filled
Melissa Himmelman
Avrel Nudelman
Johanna Pertuis (4)
David Swire
Do I need to bring tools, etc..?
David Berniker

PROJECT: Cemetery Clean Up

Clean marble headstones & basic gardening. Supplies & instructions on-site. All ages welcome; under 14 accompanied by adult. 4 time slots, 4 families per slot. Sign up as family, include number attending. Masks required.

05/16/2021 (Sun) 426 SW Taylors Ferry Rd 
11:00am - 12:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Emma Bauer
Sheryl Martel
This is for Sheryl and Gary Martel
evi pazmanczyk
Bringing 4-5 people, and tools. Happy to work at the cemetery all day long!
Henry Rosicky
Rosicky family
12:15pm - 1:15pm (4)  
All slots filled
John Hirsch - if not raining
Lauren Schmidt
family of 4 (2 adults, 7 year old, 4 year old)
Jim Emerson
Thanks for the opportunity
Michele Thompson
Thank you for this opportunity
1:30pm - 2:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
Ashley Petersen
4 people (2 adults, 2 children ages 12 & 4.
Karen Gilden (3)

PROJECT: Climate Change

Sign up is a commitment to do one or more actions to lessen your everyday environmental impact. A list of actions, as well as Rabbi Cahana’s interview with climate change expert Dr. Camille Parmesan, can be found in the Mitzvah Day 2021 link above.

05/16/2021 (Sun) At home 
 (100)  
10 of 100 slots filled
Jessica Jenkins
Sally Rosenfeld (2)
Sally Rosenfeld and Andy Frank
Janie Goldenberg & Steve Albert (2)
Naomi Strauss
Jonathan Meek (2)
Ben Rosumny
Liam Epstein

PROJECT: Graffiti Clean Up

Pick up graffiti cleaning kits at CBI at 11 am on Mitzvah Day & head out across the city, removing graffiti from public property – schools, parks, downtown. All ages welcome; under 16 accompanied by adult. Masks required.

05/16/2021 (Sun) Around Portland 
11:00am - 1:00pm (30)  
25 of 30 slots filled
Candice Adelson (4)
Jesse Treger/Candice Adelson/Elissa Treger/Isabel Treger
Mike Rosenberg (2)
Mike & Ben
Judy & Bill Cappleman (2)
Benjamin Olshin
Nikki & Avery Dorfman (2)
Sarah Pitman (4)
Ryan, Sarah, Nora, and Caroline
Ellen & Ben Zellinger (2)
Mariela Szwarcberg Daby (4)
Ava Schoen (4)
2 adults and 2 kids

PROJECT: Period Product Packaging Party

Assemble period product packages for Oregon Harbor of Hope, an organization addressing the most urgent needs of Portland’s houseless community. Bat Mitzvah age & above. Masks required.

05/16/2021 (Sun) Congregant's Home in Beaverton 
11:00am - 1:00pm (12)  
7 of 12 slots filled
Leslie J Geller (2)
Sela Geller - 6th Grade & Leslie Geller
Sally Swire
Melissa Himmelman
Annette MacDougall
Ellen Bick
Debbie Braymer

PROJECT: Portland Backpack

Assemble food sacks for Portland Backpack, an organization that serves children who are at risk of hunger by providing food sacks for weekend days. Grades 3-5. 3 time slots, 3 families per slot. Sign up as family, include number attending. Masks required.

05/16/2021 (Sun) CBI Plaza 
11:00am - 11:45am (3)  
All slots filled
Stephanie Berman
Family of 4 attending
Jennifer Sabraw
Not attending
M Litwin
Hopefully 4 will attend
12:00pm - 12:45pm (3)  
All slots filled
Tammy Yashar
Yashar, Family of 4
Debbie Geller
Debbie Geller- family of 4
Jeffrey Weprin
4 family members will attend
1:00pm - 1:45pm (3)  
All slots filled
Robyn Gelfand
Family of 4
Tara Brookshier
5 family members will attend
Liatt Braun
Braun family - will bring supplies once I confirm with organizer. 3 people.

LEARNING SESSION: Voting Rights/Voter Suppression

Congregant Ron Silver will lead a learning session on the history of voting rights and voter suppression. Learn about opportunities our congregation will have with the Reform Movement's federal advocacy focus on "Freedom to Vote.”

05/16/2021 (Sun) via Zoom 
11:00am - 12:00pm (50)  
8 of 50 slots filled
Susan & Barney Milstein (2)
Naomi Strauss
Sally Rosenfeld
Sally Rosenfeld
Janie Goldenberg & Steve Albert (2)
Jamie Rice
Dmitry Dukhovny

DONATIONS: Blanchet House

Donate care kits to Blanchet House, an organization that offers food, shelter & aid to those in need. Find list of supplies at Mitzvah Day 2021 link above. Drop off CBI, 1972 NW Flanders (buzz to enter), 7 days week, 8am-6pm, until Mitzvah Day.

05/16/2021 (Sun) At home 
 (30)  
20 of 30 slots filled
Rebecca Friedenwald
I'm donating 24 hygiene care kits
Sherry Fishman (4)
Diane Sykes (15)
Sykes Family

DONATIONS: NW Tower & Annex

Donate liquid laundry detergent & liquid dish soap (not dishwasher) to our CBI neighbors. Drop off CBI, 1972 NW Flanders (buzz to enter), 7 days week, 8am-6pm, until Mitzvah Day.

05/16/2021 (Sun) At home 
 (30)  
19 of 30 slots filled
Rebecca Friedenwald
I'm donating 11 laundry detergent & 11 dish soap
Elizabeth Friedenwald
Sherry Fishman (4)
Phyllis Oster
Sally Rosenfeld
Sally Rosenfeld and Andy Frank
Janie Goldenberg & Steve Albert
Megan and Adam Rothstein
Netter Family (9)
Laundry and Dish Soap, 9 of each

DONATIONS: Oregon Harbor of Hope

Donate tampons/pads/liners (open boxes OK), disposable razors & travel-size shampoo/conditioner for Harbor of Hope, a non-profit helping PDX’s houseless community. Drop off CBI, 1972 NW Flanders (buzz to enter), 7 days week, 8am-6pm, until Mitzvah Day.

05/16/2021 (Sun) At home 
 (30)  
16 of 30 slots filled
Rebecca Friedenwald
I'm donating 5 boxes of tampons & 2 packages of razors
Jennie Luria
10 boxes of pads/tampons
Julia Daigneault
Susan Berniker
5 boxes of pads and 5 boxes of tampons
Sherry Fishman (4)
Nikki & Avery Dorfman
Carole Barkley
Eight packages of sanitary napkins
Nadine Block
5 boxes of pads, 5 packages of disposable razors
Kelly Tabak (5)

SHAVUOT CELEBRATIONS

As Mitzvah Day concludes, join us at Council Crest Park for Erev Shavuot gathering with CBI clergy. Masks required. Then join Cantor Cahana on May 17 for The Chazzan’s Tisch. Go to bethisrael-pdx.org/shavuot for details.

05/16/2021 (Sun) Council Crest Park 
4:00pm  (30)  
6 of 30 slots filled
Sherry Fishman
Aina Pinto
Sally Rosenfeld
Sally Rosenfeld
Rita Effros
Pat Wisch (2)
with daughter Judi
4:00pm  (30)  
13 of 30 slots filled
Susan & Barney Milstein (2)
Jill Slansky
Judy & Bill Cappleman (2)
Phyllis Oster (2)
Candice Adelson (4)
Jesse/ Candice/ Elissa/Isabel
Benjamin Sandler (2)
4:00pm  (30)  
8 of 30 slots filled
Julia Daigneault (3)
Julia, Evan and Kaycee
Judith Pakosinski (2)
amy cantor (3)
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