A Day Dedicated to Tikkun Olam
Mitzvah Day is Temple Emanuel’s annual day of service, during which over 400 community members join together in community service projects at Temple Emanuel and throughout the greater Denver metro area. Mitzvah Day provides opportunities to help prepare food for those in need, visit seniors and assist with household repairs, provide household necessities for refugees who are new to Denver, and so much more. As a community, we come together to perform acts of Tikkum Olam, repairing the world. We have projects for all ages, three to ninety nine. We hope you will join us this year.
Junior Mitzvah Day is designed to engage young families with kids ages 2-8. Children participate in age appropriate activities moving from activity to activity as they choose. Some activities include assembling “birthday boxes” for children whose families cannot afford to have birthday parties, making breakfast muffins for the Delores Project, and decorating placemats for the Meals on Wheels program.
Mitzvah Village is designed for anyone age 8 and up. Mitzvah Village contains a wide variety of projects from making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for people who are homeless, to making onesies for Denver Health’s Newborns in Need program, to making blankets for Project Linus. Individuals can move from project to project as they choose.
Off-Site Projects take place in the greater Denver community. Some of these projects are outdoors like Bluff Lake, helping to clean trails while others take place inside like the Jewish Family Service Food pantry, where volunteer’s help stock the food pantry. Please read the description of each project, including any age limit and you can sign up for ones that are a good match.
Religious School Projects are designed for families in our religious school program. You can choose to participate in your child’s grade level project, and if you have more than one child you can float between the two or three projects. These projects have been designed by the religious school teachers and relate directly to what they students have been learning about in their individual classrooms. Participating in these grade level projects is a great way to build community within the religious school.
Mitzvah Day May 5th, 2019 - Sign up today!
Mitzvah Day Schedule: 8:45-9:15 Light Breakfast at Temple Emanuel, 9:15-9:30 Kick-off Ceremony, 9:30-11:15 Mitzvah Day Projects, 11:15 Lunch. Off-Site Projects: Check with your Project Captain about meeting time and place
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