MITZVAH DAY

Mitzvah Day is a wonderful opportunity for the Greensboro Jewish Community to participate in the holy task of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Mitzvah Day is a concerted effort, on a single day, to bring the entire community together to spend one day volunteering with social justice projects/activities in the community. Volunteers choose from a variety of projects that cater to diverse interests, capabilities, and ages. A successful Mitzvah Day strengthens the community’s commitment to social action and its identity as a caring community.

By joining together to perform acts of social responsibility and kindness on Mitzvah Day, we of the Greensboro Jewish Community fulfill our shared Jewish obligation of Tikkun Olam, of “repairing the world.” We capitalize on the vibrancy and vitality of our community to aid those in need, regardless of religion, race, or creed. In doing so, we honor our neighbors, ourselves, our Tradition, and G-d.

How to Get Involved

Mitzvah Day 2017 was Sunday, April 30. The date for 2018 will be announced in January, 2018.

If you are interested in joining the Mitzvah Day committee, being a Project Captain, or helping with logistics, we encourage your leadership and involvement. Please contact David Frazier at 336-852-4829 to find out how to participate in one of these key roles.

 

Be a Mitzvah Day Hero or become a Sponsor by making a donation! Call Brenda Henley for details at (336) 292-7899 x307.

 

Community-Wide Collaboration

Jewish Family Services collaborates with Temple Emanuel and Beth David Synaogue each year to plan, coordinate and faciliate this anamazing day of community volunteer work. Many of the Federation's beneficiaries also participate, including the American Hebrew Academy, B'nai Shalom Day School, NC Hillel, and Hadassah. We are fortunate to have so many proud volunteers join together for this day and many other opportunities to give back throughout the year.

Projects for All Ages and Skills

Volunteers of all ages from the Greensboro Jewish community will gather to receive their assignments to go into the general community offering their talents and services to organizations and institutions throughout the Triad. Over 30 projects are available each year include such tasks as cleaning, gardening, painting, cooking and/or serving food, doing mailings, creating arts and crafts with youth, and visiting the homebound.