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Mitzvah Day 2017-18

November 5, 2017, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Westchester Jewish Center
175 Rockland Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10543

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Giving and Gratitude
Mitzvah Day • WJC Lobby, Sun. Nov. 5, 9:00am-1:00pm
SHARON SILVER, SoJAC Chair

Rabbi Shai Held, at a recent discussion at WJC, spoke of the deep connection between gratitude and giving in Judaism. He said that gratitude is like a vessel; it comes in as we are grateful for things in our lives, and flows out as giving.  This is a powerful image, especially in response to often dire need among Jews and non-Jews near and far. Mitzvah Day, our biggest collection day of the year, is on November 5th, in the same month of Thanksgiving.

There have been many changes in the items we are collecting for local partner agencies. We are only taking the following clothing donations:

For children: nearly new or new winter coats and clothing, boots and sneakers.
For men: gently used or new hooded sweatshirts, socks gloves and scarves in specific sizes.
For newborns: new, unopened diapers in sizes newborn, 1,2, 4,5,6,7

Toiletries: new full-size toiletries for adults–toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, body wash, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant and baby wipes.

Our partners also need, children’s new and unopened twin sheet sets, crib sheets, twin blankets, and new socks and underwear for boys and girls of all ages and sizes.

You can help the hungry by preparing healthy snack bags at 12:00, and by donating plastic bottles of vegetable oil and plastic squeeze bottles of mayonnaise.

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