Mitzvah Day

Build a World of Loving-Kindness—One Mitzvah at a Time

No skills needed, just a big heart!

March 3, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join your Temple family for a heartwarming day of activities and learning to spread love to our neighbors in need and the planet.

You can enjoy the connection and energy of our Temple community over bagels and coffee in the morning, followed by a spiritually enriching opening program led by Rabbi and Cantor. Then, while Religious School students enjoy special programming and projects, we’ll do mitzvot together until we all enjoy a seated lunch together (register). There will be additional fulfilling activities in the afternoon, including off-site visits to seniors.

It’s an opportunity for everyone—religious school students, teens, and adults—to make a difference in the lives of others, near and far, who need our support.

  • Donate blood, open to the public (please spread the word!); sign up to give blood HERE
  • Stuff bears for hospitalized infants and hearts for cardiac patients—NY Presbyterian Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital
  • Visit seniors at Forest View and Atria
  • Assemble snack and hygiene kits for immigrant schoolchildren in Astoria and create “Welcome” cards
  • Donate gently used or new, plastic or wood toys and children’s books for deserving kids and the earth—Second Chance Toys—see HERE for guidelines
  • Drop off sneakers, cleats, and hiking shoes of any size and quality to help the earth…and RTFH, too! —GotSneakers
  • Prepare personal sanitary items for local immigrant women—Days for Girls—see HERE for details
  • Make gift bags for financially insecure college students—LaGuardia CARES
  • Make lunches for the food insecure—Corona 7th Day Adventist Church
  • Make gift bags for local seniors
  • Knit/crochet booties, mittens, and blue hats for peace for hospitalized children
  • Create cards for our troops—Eagles Up!
  • Raise funds for Israel—The Shiloni Project
  • Raise funds for Ukraine—Razom
  • Learn about caring for newly arrived immigrants, being an upstander, and becoming a climate activist (Religious School)

Visit HERE for the full schedule.

Register HERE for lunch by Thursday, February 29th. Advanced registration is greatly appreciated.

To donate to Mitzvah Day, click HERE. Your contributions, large or small, make a difference!

To get involved, please contact Jerry Strauss at