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Mitzvah Weekend January 17 - 19, 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, is an opportunity for a weekend on. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate Dr. King's legacy of service and helping others.  Mitzvah Weekend is a chance for each of us to answer Dr. King’s question, “what are you doing for others?” 

Join other Sinai families and members for an entire weekend dedicated to celebrating our longstanding commitment to social action and justice.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Join the whole community at 6:15pm for a festive Shabbat Service, featuring music from Dr. Keith Hampton and the Chicago Community Chorus

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Signup for volunteering opportunities across the city.

We are also looking for individuals to help lead each project.  If you have volunteered at this project in the past and feel comfortable enough to help lead, which simply entails potentially connecting with staff at the site on the day of to ensure everything runs smoothly and taking lots of pictures of the volunteering and emailing them to Rabbi Zinn, we would love your help.  You can indicate your willingness to help lead when you sign up or Email Rabbi Zinn [email protected]

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Join us at Sinai for additional volunteering from 10am - 12pm, no sign up required.

We do need one individual or family who is able to help deliver the sack lunches after they are packed on Sunday morning.  This means picking them up on Sunday around 11:30 and driving them to Lincoln Park Community Service (1521 N Sedgwick St Chicago, IL 60610).  If you are able to help with this please email Rabbi Zinn [email protected]


If you have any questions about Mitzvah Weekend, volunteer opportunties, or projects please email Rabbi Zinn [email protected]

Date: 01/18/2020 (Sat.)

Created by:   Rebecca Frazin
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Volunteer Opportunities Location Time (CST)

Stone Temple Baptist Church

Open to all ages. Join in helping build new garden planters. We will build inside so they can be brought outside to the garden in the spring. Wear closed toed shoes. If you have power tools let us know as we may need additional tools.

Stone Temple Baptist Church 3622 W Douglas Blvd, Chicago, IL 60623 

10:00am - 1:00pm (11)

All slots filled
Ann Courter (2)
and Norman Hirsch
Toni Lesowitz
Emily Stone (4)
We have power tools. Let us know what you need.
Michael weisman
Jeanne Century
We have power tools
Kathleen Marks
susan stone

Lakeview Pantry

Ages 8 and up. Lakeview Pantry provides groceries and essentials to our neighbors who struggle with food insecurity. Help sort, organize and distribute food. Come dressed for a mess, closed toed shoes are required.

Lakeview Pantry 5151 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL 60640 

9:00am - 11:30am (17)

All slots filled
Debi Bernstein-Siegel (2)
Nancy Shipley (2)
Bob and I will be there.
Barbara Jacobs (2)
Peter and I will be there
Steve Perlman (3)
I will attend along with Sebastian (13) and Chessie (8)
Karen Greer (4)
I will be there with Joe, Jackson (10) and Ella (8)
Peter Granat (4)

Casa Central

Open to all ages. Join us at The Hispanic Home for the Elderly for a fun day with your family. The Youth Choir will perform. Additional volunteers will enjoy helping residents make art projects. Spanish skills are helpful but not required.

Casa Central for Hispanic Elderly 1401 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 

10:00am - 11:00am (15)

All slots filled
Chandra Gray (3)
nikki milberg (4)
Barb Markoff-Eggener (4)
Scott, Ava, Orly and I will be there!
Kelly Seeman (4)

Share Our Spare

Open to all ages. Share our Spare provides baby and toddler clothing and supplies to low income families. Help sort donations. Come ready to have fun.

Share Our Spare 935 W Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60642 

10:30am - 12:00am (25)

22 of 25 slots filled
Rebecca Grossman (2)
Myself and my husband Matt Grossman
Dylan Lingelbach (4)
Alexandra Salomon (4)
Isabella, Elisa, Alexandra and Enrico
Catherine Berger (2)
Bergers are joining
Spencer Gundry (2)
Sarah Samuels Taylor (2)
with Jason Taylor
Molly & Seth Limmer (2)
Randi Whitman (2)
Dan Daly

Lincoln Park Community Services

Ages 8 and up. Lincoln Park Community Services brings communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes. Help cook, serve and clean up a hot lunch.

Lincoln Park Community Services 1521 N Sedgwick St Chicago, IL 60610 

12:00pm - 2:30pm (15)

All slots filled
Laura Maloney (3)
Me plus two ten year olds. Thank you for organizing!
Lauren Niimi (5)
2 adults/3 children (ages 14, 11, 9)
Susan Evans (3)
+ Mike and Madeline (9)
Sarah Schwartz (4)
Schwartz/Sims family

Cornerstone Community Outreach

Ages 12 and up. Help prepare and serve a dinner for adult and child residents of the homeless shelter. Participants will cook, serve dinner, and clean up after service. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress in layers as the kitchen can get hot.

Cornerstone Community Outreach 4628 N Clifton Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 

3:00pm - 6:30pm (10)

4 of 10 slots filled
Rachel Kline
Quinton Fletchall
Erin Yancey (2)
+ David Solow
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