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.
THZ Community Mitzvah Day event for MLK Day January 15, 2018
Here are some of our volunteers making NO SEW blankets for people going through Chemotherapy along with pictures and quotes reflecting love and strength to go with them; lap blankets for our special friends at New Lisbon Developmental center; and thank you letters and pictures for our local police plus fire men and women.
Read Rabbi Tiferet’s keynote speech given at the Martin Luther King Prayer service.
A few of our volunteers in action, collecting food for Jewish Family Children Services (JFCS):
JFCS/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.
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.
Our first family is made up of a mom and her three children, two boys 6 and 3 along with a daughter who is 3 months. This mom recently threw her husband out after he became abusive and has got a job but because of recent events is starting with nothing and needs our help.
This next family is made up of a mom, a dad and a 9-year-old boy who is autistic and has other special needs. Dad has serious health issues and on top of that recently had a kidney transplant so he is on total disability and is home recuperating. Mom is at home caring for her husband as well as being total caretaker for her son who has intensive needs and requires a great deal of his mom’s time and energy.
Email Erna at erna08043(at)gmail.com so she can cross the item off the list.
At Temple Har Zion, tzedakah (charity) comes from the heart as we attempt to serve our community and evoke these truths: