Congregation Beth Israel
Join us for Mitzvah Day, an annual event at CBI that honors the spirit of both tikkum olam and tzedakah. We guarantee you will: work on a project that tangibly helps others; meet and connect with other members of CBI; and get the opportunity to be seen in the ever-stylish and very recognizable CBI Mitzvah shirt.
We’ll meet at the Temple at 10:00 am for a brief end of school year celebration, including a performance by the CBI youth choir and band, followed by a quick grab and go breakfast. We will then head off to our projects, either at the synagogue or off site.
This is a congregation-wide event. It is also a religious school day with parent participation – no drop offs please.Though teachers will be assigned to various projects, we encourage you to sign up for the project(s) that works best for you and your family.
MITZVAH DAY PROJECTS
Volunteer for a variety of projects – clean up the CBI cemetery, pick up litter at Powell Butte Nature Park, sort inventory for Project Lemonade, assemble food sacks for Portland Backpack, participate in a number of creative activities in the Mitzvah Family Center and more.
Congregant Theo Fisher is organizing a blood drive on Mitzvah Day for his Bar Mitzvah project. “I am doing this because hospitals are in need of blood to help those who need blood to survive also because it's the right thing to do. My goal is to get 32 people to sign up for the blood drive please sign up.”
MITZVAH DAY DONATION WISH LIST
Donate liquid laundry detergent to our neighbors at NW Tower, period products for the Somali American Council of Oregon and winter coats and gift cards for the Refugee Care Collective.
You can drop off items or funds at the Schnitzer Family Center, Monday-Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM, or at the Sherman Education Center on Sundays during Religious School. You can also bring donations on Mitzvah Day.
MITZVAH DAY 365
Mitzvah Day 365 offers opportunities throughout the year for action and education. Sign up if you’d like to participate in any of the ongoing interest groups: Climate Change & Climate Justice; Immigrant, Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support; Food Insecurity; and Planning Team for CBI Participation in Portland Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), i.e., summer cooling centers, winter warming centers and more. NOTE: These opportunities start after Mitzvah Day.
Every day is Mitzvah Day!
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|| Rebecca Friedenwald