Save the Date for our Annual Mitzvah Day! April 22, 2018
a celebration with Earth Day 2018
Contact the Temple Office to participate in Mitzvah Day 2018! Or contact Paul Engel or Lisa Goldberg.
Mitzvah Day is a special day, a Sunday in the spring, selected by Temple Avodah for the entire congregation to perform mitzvahs throughout the community.
In years past, teams of congregants have gone to nursing homes, hospitals, youth services, the library, animal rescue organizations, Ronald McDonald house, and within Temple Avodah itself, etc. to perform mitzvahs that are needed from painting walls, book collection, baking, pet adoption, to serving meals to gathering non-perishable food to singing songs and reading to others.
It began many years ago when Elliot Taub started the concept and continues from year-to-year. It starts with a little breakfast, then into cars for the various mitzvah teams.
Paul Engel is the current coordinator for this very special multi-faceted day of giving at Temple Avodah.
It ends with a gathering to discuss the experiences of each team followed by a closing prayer.
Participants enjoy this day of giving back and helping others. All are welcome to attend.
Mitzvah Day 2017 was a day filled with giving back. Photos at right include: Volunteers who baked at the Ronald McDonald House, Adult sing along at Oceanside Cares Center, Gardening at the Temple Avodah, Junior and Teen choirs at Oceanside Cares Center, Adult Choir sings at the Belair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Food Drive at Temple Avodah. Our Temple Avodah congregants enjoyed the day filled with these and other events, and, over 150 bags of food was collected and donated to the Long Beach Inn. If you are interested in helping plan and participate in our Mitzvah Day for next year, it is already underway -- save the date as we share Mitzvah Day with Earth Day, April 22, 2018. Contact our Social Action Committee/ Mitzvah Day Committee which meets monthly. All welcome to attend!
Photos courtesy of Milch Photography.
Junior Choir sings during Mitzvah Day
Children make cards for Nursing Home during Mitzvah Day. *
Temple Avodah Sisterhood sponsors Wee Care Blankets for Mitzvah Day - and all year long! *
Temple Avodah Junior and Teen Choir sing at Oceanside Cares on Mitzvah Day. Photo by Amy Abbey.
Honoring Mitzvah Day Participants at Temple Avodah. Photo by Mark Milch, Milch Photography.
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