This year’s Mitzvah Day at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills on March 1 continues the tradition of doing good works for the surrounding community.There are projects for all, from young Early Childhood Center children to seniors, both at the Temple and at sites around the community.
The TBJ Brotherhood will once again be working with Habitat for Humanity. This year they will be helping to construct a house in Morristown. Families will be visiting Care One in Livingston and the Village Apartment/Jewish Federation Plaza to bring cheer and snacks to the residents.
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun is a partner with the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges housed at the Church of the Epiphany. All year long members volunteer at the Pantry to sort donations and serve its clients. On Mitzvah Day the project will entail sorting and shelving the donations that have previously been collected at TBJ.
The TBJ TIkkun Olam Committee also works with Bridges Outreach of Summit to make sandwiches and create lunch bags which are distributed to those who are homeless. While families are involved in making the sandwiches and filling the bags, the Mitzvah Day Bridges Run is open only to students over the age of 14.
This year’s collections list includes a Baby Gear donation drive. Items will be cleaned, fixed and donated to needy families in conjunction with Baby Buggy and Stroller Xpress.
For a full listing of Mitzvah Day projects and collections please visit www.tbj.org.