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Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day is August 26, 2018 and is open to the public!

To volunteer on Mitzvah Day or for questions, email Lisa Cobey Lopez

Register for our Blood Drive
with Cedars-Sinai from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m
(scroll down for details)

 

Activity and Collection Details

 
Blood Drive 8:30-2:30 p.m.
Pre-registration strongly preferred
 
Rise Against Hunger 
International hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
 
Activity: meal packaging. All shifts are full, but arrive by 11am or 12pm to fill open seats.
 
Organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing cancer.
 
Collection: items for Busy Box for young parents facing cancer. New and unopened toys, books and/or art supplies for babies and children ages 0-12yo.   See box dimensions and examples here: sharsheret.org/event/temple-aliyah-mitzvah-day/
 
Activity: writing inspirational quotes for cancer patients and family members on stationery to go inside the Busybox. 
 
Helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty
 
Collection: Toiletries (can bring to the temple in advance)
  • Shampoo (any size)
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Bar soap
 Activity: Assembling Hygiene Kits for residents
 
Identifies the needs of members and the community and offers support and resources. 
 
Activity: Bereavement Thinking of You Bag Assembly,  Notecard decorating and writing
 
Serve individuals and families in need in the West Valley by providing food, clothing, medical and vocational training assistance.
 
Collection: cereal, peanut butter, and tuna
 
Activity: Make bookmarks to go to children at the shelter to promote literacy
 
Organization serving premature, ill and impoverished babies through their first year of life.
 
Collection: Fleece to make blankets – Two pieces of 1 ¼ yard fleece, fun child patterns or bright solids (check JoAnn’s fabric for coupons – can bring fleece to temple in advance).  Diapers, baby wipes, baby toiletries (no powder), new sleepers in sizes 3 -12 months 
 
Activity: Making “no-sew” fleece blankets for children in need
 
Provides business attire to low-income individuals to empower them to interview with dignity and confidence.
 
Collection: Request all donations be clean and prefer on hangers.  
Collecting metal, plastic or wooden hangers and clothing items:
Women’s Suits, Coats, Dresses, Blouses, Slacks, Shoes, Sweater Sets, Accessories
Men’s Suits, Sports Coats, Dress Shirts, Slacks, Ties, Shoes, New Socks, Undershirts
 

Purchase a Mitzvah Day t-shirt or make a donation

  • Donate to Mitzvah Day

    Please make your tax-deductible donation via credit card below, or mail a check payable to "Temple Aliyah" (include "mitzvah day" on the memo line). Attn: Community Outreach, Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
  • Purchase a Mitzvah Day T-Shirt

    Select your shirt size(s) and quantities below. Pick up your t-shirt at the Mitzvah Day Fair on August 26th or contact Lisa Cobey Lopez at Llopez@templealiyah.org to pick it up ahead of time.
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    Friday, December 14, 2018

    • 7:00 PM - Fusion Shabbat Service

    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    • 9:15 AM - Shabbat Morning Service
    • B'not Mitzvah of Alexis & Courtney Teplinsky
    • Shabbat Arossi of Nicole & Shahab Raphaely
    • 9:45 AM - Java & Jeans

    Sunday, December 16, 2018

    • 9:00 AM - Tallit & Tefillin Minyan
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