The Mitzvah Brigade is the social action arm of Temple Har Zion.
Tikkun Olam, healing the world, is an integral part of what our synagogue represents and the Mitzvah Brigade finds new ways to reach out into the community and help those in need. Whether it’s holding a mitzvah day, a food drive, or honoring our veterans, the Mitzvah
Brigade works in tandem with a variety of organizations that serve our greater community 
 
Some organizations we support:

Shopping bags ready to be filled with donated food.

Jewish Family Children Services/ food bank – The Mitzvah Brigade purchases food through donations and collects foodstuffs people donate for this amazing organization. We also support various food drives throughout the year.

Veteran Haven South – We support our veterans! The Mitzvah Brigade uses donations to purchase specific items that veterans at this facility have requested and require.
 
Currently the Mitzvah Brigade will be supporting:
Cozzies for Chemo – Congregants  will make blankets that are presented to people going through chemotherapy, helping bring some ease and comfort to them.
Distributing dignity – Through donations the Mitzvah brigade purchases and people donate,  tampons, pads and new bras are provided to women and girls in homeless shelters.
At Temple Har Zion, tzedakah (charity) comes from the heart as we attempt to serve our community and evoke these truths:
 
The more tzedakah, the more shalom.
Whoever does charity and justice fills the world with kindness.
There are eight rungs in charity.
The highest is when you help a person help themselves.
(Pirkei Avot 2:8 Hillel,Talmud Sukkah 49b Maimonides, Mishneh Torah 10:71-3)