Mitzvah Season 2021 – DEADLINES Approaching!

January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021, All Day

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Mitzvah Day is Mitzvah Season…but we’re still doing Mitzvahs! Join us!

What about Mitzvah Day?
The SAC is developing projects for a “Mitzvah Season” by creating activities that can be completed at home on your own and via ZOOM as a community. These projects will begin to launch in January.

Why are we waiting for January when there is so much need?
It is after the holidays that we hope to give support where it is most needed. During the holiday season non-profit organizations are inundated with much needed support but come February and March, donations and pantries often begin to dry up. Given the current situation, we want to ensure that we are working year-round to support these organizations.

What are some of the projects in the works?

1. Cook for a Cause: Marilyn Morris cooks regularly for HOPE Community Services or Community Service Associates. If you are interested in helping, please click to contact Marilyn Morris to learn more.


2. Toiletry Kits: include personal hygiene items and laundry detergent. We need a leader for this project.

OPEN NOW: Love in a Box!

3. Love in a Box on CHANGED TO: Sunday, March 21, 4:00 pm, from Wednesday, February 17th: decoupage shoe boxes together via ZOOM to fill with personal items or toiletries for teens and children at The Jewish Board. This project is being led by Toni Hoffman and Margie Ostrove

For more details on Love in a Box, click here.
RSVP here, to decoupage on Sunday, March 21st, 4:00 pm for the Love in a Box project.

Love in a Box
A Social Action Committee Project

We’re reaching out to everyone,
Creative people let’s have some fun.

“Love in a Box” – it’s up to you,
Follow the directions and you’ll know what to do.

Paper, scissors and glue to make things stick,
Your innate whimsy is sure to do the trick.

You’ll produce a GIFT that once held shoes,
And your “Love in a Box” will be a treat for someone to use!

Details to follow – no artistic skills required!– Toni Hoffman

: Project Linus!

4. Project Linus between January 1 – February 20th, 2021: The SAC will provide material for members to make their own knotted fleece blankets at home which need to be done by Friday, February 19th! So sign up now! The project leader is Mia Egelberg.
For more details on Project Linus, click here.
To sign up for Project Linus, click here.
To learn more about 
Project Linus, click here.


5. Shopping for a Cause: Provide members with pantry items most needed by local soup kitchens. We need a leader for this project.


6. Smiles for the Homebound: packaging rugelach, tea, and a homemade card to deliver to some of our own congregants. Judy Siegel is project leader.


7. Succulents and Cards: decorate a flat of succulents and make homemade cards to deliver to local nursing homes (coordinated by Deb Blatt)

How can you help with Mitzvah Season?
Please step up to lead a project! Email SocialAction if you are interested or have an idea for a project.

Amy Ecker: or (917) 348-2301
Mia Egelberg: or (914) 629-2794