Mitzvah Day 2018

Mitzvah Day 2018

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Mitzvah Day Kickoff begin at 8:45 a.m.

Join fellow congregants for a Mitzvah Day Kick-off breakfast. Project teams will form after breakfast and head off to project sites.

Please consider sending a donation to support Mitzvah Day projects by sending a check to Temple Beth Or, Mitzvah Day, 5315 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh 27612 or donating online at -- and clicking the Category - Mitzvah Day

Donations help defray the cost of ingredients for packaged meals assembled at Stop Hunger Now, lunch served at the South Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter, as well as the volunteer breakfast and materials for other projects.  For more information or questions call or email Lee Goldstein @ 919-909-6183; [email protected]

Blood donors need to register and schedule a time at the Red Cross web site at: TBO Mitzvah Day Blood Drive


Date: 10/21/2018 (Sun.)

Time: 9:00am - 11:00pm EDT

Created by:   Megan Hans
Already signed up? You can change your sign up.

Available Slot

Toiletry Kits for Homeless Men/Women (16)

K & 1st Grade- Assemble 100 toiletry kits & deliver to homeless shelters, Oak City Outreach Ctr. Project at TBO & lead by Heather Hammer, [email protected]

All slots filled
Rachel Abramson
Julie Tudor (2)
Mira Tudor
Gabriella Johr
Marilyn Lewis (2)
Logan Lewis
Heather Hammer (2)
Alysa Moss (2)
Alyx martinez-Moss
Amanda Dreier
Jackie Golden
Natalie Oren
Lisa Vinikoor-Imler (2)
Marni Blythe

Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) (40)

2nd Grade - Package 10,000 dry meals at Rise Against Hunger, 9:30am-noon (3200 Wellington Ct, #111-112 Raleigh, NC 27615), lead by Joshua Lissauer, [email protected]

16 of 40 slots filled
Ellen Bauman (4)
4 members of temple chaverah group, coordinator Ellen Bauman
Jessica Siracusa Brunengraber
Jessica & Talia
susannah cox (3)
Lauren Durlak (2)
Lauren and Brayden
Jana Campbell (2)
Jana Campbell & Jacob Campbell (son)
Stan Darer Darer
Nadine Darer
Josh Lissauer (2)

Guatemala Project (20)

3rd Grade - Make math wheels and flash cards for students in the Guatemalan Village supported by Nueva Generacion. Project at TBO. Leaders - Deborah Hendren & Tina Schultz

11 of 20 slots filled
Gabriella Johr
Erin Brauer
Tina Schultz
Robyn (Jake) Beer
Deborah Hendren
Leah Hendren
Judy & Paul Fredlin (2)
Noah + 1 parent
Michael Reiskind (2)
Reiskinds (Gabriel & Dad)
Dani OQuinn
Janet Stern

Project Dog Toys (20)

4th Grade - Make fun dog toys out of reusable materials. Creations will be donated to local animal shelters. Donations of tube socks and tennis balls appreciated! Contact Gailya Paliga [email protected] for more information. Project at TBO

9 of 20 slots filled
Carolyn Sloan
I have a few tennis balls
Mackenzie Cutler
Aaron & Paula Landman
Lisa Mesecar (2)
Ellen Gardner (4)
Mark, Bailey, Myley and I would love to help.

Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery (45)

5th Grade - TBO’s own Barbara Freedman teaches us about the history of Raleigh Jewish community through those buried here. Participate in the mitzvah of visiting the cemetery and help with cleanup. Leader - Renee Moise, [email protected]

All slots filled
Jason Cutler (2)
Sydney and Jason Cutler
Julie Tudor (2)
Samuel Tudor
Renee Moise (3)
Sadie, Lila and Renee Moise
Betsy Rubenstein (2)
Betsy and Sam Rubenstein
Selanna Segal (3)
Selanna, Maya, Eli
Heather Hammer (2)
Naomi and dad Jason Hammer
Randi Rubenstein
Craig Brunengraber (2)
Jacob & Craig
Jennifer Griffith
Rebeccca, Shayna, Jay Elgart (3)
Joy And Richard Mach (2)
Johanna Silber (4)
Johanna, Frank, Hannah, and Joseph
Sarah Baker (2)
Ethan Baker
Susan Blumenthal (2)
Jonah Blumenthal
Debra Betheil (4)
Haylie. Maddie, Deb and Eric Betheil
Gigi Hodge
Leah Rosen Schrag
Leah Matt Oliver schrag
Shana McMasters (3)
Shana, Lee and Hailey
Donna Kasse
Paul and Dad
Gus Huler
Lauren Noyes (3)

Project Linus (30)

6th Grade - Make no-sew fleece blankets for children who have been through traumas. Donations of 1.5 yds of Blizzard/Polar Fleece fabric needed, prints preferred. Check Joann’s web for coupons. Project at TBO. For info contact [email protected]

All slots filled
Zac & Zoe Goldstein (2)
ginger lowi
Cristina Arkin (2)
Jack Arkin
Susan Goldstein
Erika Gottlieb
Erin Brauer
Michelle Carter (4)
Ben, Sarah, Rebecca, Michelle Carter
Jared Dansky
Tammy Commons (4)
Alexa, Kyle and Ella + parent
Lori Bennear (4)
Lori, Aaron, Fiona, and Isaac
Jennifer Osborne (3)
Jennifer, Samantha, and Julia Osborne
Caitlin Kline (3)
only donating (can't be there in person)
Lauren Spiegel
Robyn Beer
Sydney Weiss
Sydney and Sarah

Interfaith Food Shuttle (25)

7th Grade - Work at Teaching Farm and learn about sustainable agriculture. Children must be at least 12 years old, accompanied by an adult and wear close toed shoes to participate. Leader - Erika Gottlieb, [email protected],

All slots filled
Erika Gottlieb
Kaela Gottlieb
Mandi Bromberg (3)
Bryce Bromberg
Cindi Mccord (2)
Alex McCord
Susan Goldstein
Edythe Gott
Amy Gott
Jen Levow
Chloe Levow
AT Masters
Matthew and Eric
Theodore Nachlis (3)
Jeremy Nachlis and Jennifer Roberts
Jenifer Maldonado (2)
Jake and Jen
Greta Simon
Sarah Baker (2)
Henry Baker
Susan Blumenthal
Eve Blumenthal
Todd Rheingold (2)
Avram and I will be there!
Judy & Paul Fredlin (2)
Hannah + 1 parent
Martha Katzeff
Martha Katzeff
Marcy Engler
With Brendan

Foodbank of Eastern NC (24)

8th Grade - Project will likely be sorting/boxing canned goods collected at the state fair or bagging produce. Contact Holly Kaufher ([email protected]) with questions. Participants must wear closed toe shoes, parents are encouraged to participate.

18 of 24 slots filled
Jason Cutler (2)
Samantha and Sara Cutler
Jill Organ (2)
Macy & Zoe will be with Sara Cutler
Dani OQuinn (2)
Ryley and Russell
Donna Kasse
Louie Huler
Scott Huler
Lisa Mesecar (2)
Joel Mesecar
Jennifer Kochman
Andrew Kochman
Diane Kretchmer (4)
Emily, Blake & Nathan
Nancy And Bruce Novell (2)

S. Wilmington Street Center Homeless Men’s Shelter Lunch (15)

9th Grade - Supply, prepare, serve, and cleanup lunch at the S. Wilmington Street Center Men’s Shelter 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 1420 S Wilmington St. Raleigh. Contact Rabbi Nelson for more information, [email protected]

All slots filled
Lisa Adams (2)
Shane and Lisa Adams
Heather Sutton (3)
Max, Jed, & Heather along with visiting grandparents
Brian Citrin-Nelson
Edythe Gott (3)
Jessica and Emily Gott plus one parent ;)
Lerner School (2)
Jake and one parent
Caryn Rosenberg (2)
Jake and one adult
Brian Levow
Leah Levow
Ethan Dansky
Ethan Dansky

Get Out the Vote Phone Bank (30)

10th Grade - Nonpartisan calls to registered voters to remind them to go to the polls and vote. Contact Sherri Thorstadt at [email protected] for more information

18 of 30 slots filled
Gerri Miller (3)
Gerri, Ted and Joel Miller Buckner
AT Masters
Sarah and AT
Erin Cutler
Caroline Lipson (2)
Ellen Shepard
Ryan And Stuart Kaskawits (2)
Avery Sloan
Jaiden Gardner
Julia Robinson