Mitzvah Day

The annual Mitzvah Day is a wonderful opportunity for our entire congregation to come together in the spirit of Tikkun Olam ~ repairing the world. Each year’s program features many hands-on mitzvah opportunities for congregants of all ages, both here at our temple, and out in the greater Metrowest community.

Our Jewish heritage teaches us that it is our sacred responsibility to repair the world enabling all of us, from toddlers to adults, to participate in Tikkun Olam with the opportunity to not only experience the power and value of our personal contributions, but also share with our temple community in accomplishing a number of hands-on Social Action projects.

Here is a sampling of Mitzvah Day projects:

  • Rise Against Hunger  - Packing 40,000 boxes of food for the hungary
  • Locks of Love – Grow your hair and donate 10 inches to a financially-challenged child who is suffering hair loss due to a medical illness
  • Backpack Buddies – Assemble backpacks with school supplies to be delivered to disadvantaged students in our community
  • Shirei Yeladim Concert for Seniors – Come hear our amazing TST youth choir perform a concert for residents of JCHE Shillman House in Framingham.
  • Bristol Soup Kitchen Project – Prepare sandwiches to feed the hungry
  • Birthday Wishes – Assemble Birthday Boxes for children living in shelters
  • Well Wishes – Decorate cards for patients at Children’s Hospital
  • Community Garden-Come help with the fall harvest with all of the freshly- picked vegetables donated to Serenity House.
  • Organic Gardening 101-Learn how to plant your own organic from our gardening consultant Jessie Banzhal from Green City Growers.
  • Fall Planting – Plant bulbs to beautify our temple.
  • Family Promise Metrowest – Help prepare a complete meal in our TST kitchen that will be donated to disadvantaged families who are being temporarily housed in a nearby congregation
  • Cradles to Crayons (teen initiative) – A hands-on volunteer opportunity for members of our Youth Community at C2C’s “Giving Factory”
  • Temple-wide Annual Coat Drive that will benefit several local non-profits, including: Hope and Comfort, Jeff’s Place, JF&CS’s Family Table and Serenity House.

See Mitzvah Day photos in our Photo Galleries