SIGN UP! MARCH 11th - Mitzvah Day 2018

Harvey Morgenstein mitzavah day

 

Sunday, MARCH 11, 2018

What is Harvey Morgenstein Mitzvah Day?

We dedicate this annual day of service as Harvey Morgenstein Mitzvah Day to honor Betty Morgenstein’s late husband. Harvey’s commitment to social action & justice reach far beyond our TBE boundaries and deep into our community. Together, Harvey & Betty started the most active Social Action Committee that Temple Beth-El has ever had and also initiated & chaired our very first Mitzvah Day. Each year we hope to live up to Harvey’s legacy!

 

2018 Schedule of Events:

  • 8am                 Team Leaders arrive
  • 8:30am            Doors open, check-in & light breakfast begins
  • 9am                 Mitzvah Day Orientation
  • 9:30am            Team Breakouts & breakfast is closed
  • 9:45am            Offsite Teams depart
  • 10am               Projects begin
  • 1pm                 Latest project should be completed

 

2018 COLLECTIONS:

Please bring a contribution for one or more of the following on the day of the event:

CASA:

(for infants through high school age)- collection on day of event

  • School uniforms (shirts: red, blue, white / pants: navy blue, khaki)
  • Winter coats and long-sleeve shirts
  • Athletic shoes

 

GULF COAST JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES: 

(collection on day of event)

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap

 

ECC & RELIGIOUS SCHOOL BLESSING BAGS:

(collection starting in February at ECC or Religious School through March 9)

  • This year for our combined Mitzvah Day project, Religious School and the Early Childhood Center will be working together to create "Blessing Bags." These bags will be intended to provide basic necessities to those who cross our paths who may be in need. Congregants may take these bags, place them in their cars and hand them out as they see fit. In order to create these bags, we are working to gather the following donations: 
  •  
  • Toothbrushes
  • Small toothpaste (under 4oz)
  • Small hand sanitizer (under 4oz)
  • Bottled water
  • Ziploc brand storage bags
  • Body wipes
  • $5 gift cards to fast food restaurants
  • Individual packages of gum
  • Individual packages of granola bars or crackers
  • Socks (white or black only, men & women)
  • Comb or small hair brush (new only!)
  • Dental floss

 

2018 Mitzvah Day Projects

PROJECT NAME

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TIME

# OF VOLS

AGES

TEAM LEADER

BEACH CLEAN UP: 

Clean up one of our area beaches & parks

Wear long pants, hat, sun block & closed-toe shoes

2 HRS UNLMTD ALL Scott Deitche

BLESSING BAGS BY ECC & RS:

Help create bags for the TBE members to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate

  2 HRS UNLMTD ALL Randi Ortiz & Bonnie Lurie

BOYD HILL NATURE PARK:

Outdoor projects such as air potato picking and clean-up

Wear long pants, hat, sun block, closed-toe shoes, gloves & bug spray 2-3 HRS UNLMTD ALL Karen Berman

BROOKWOOD FLORIDA, INC.:

Paint rooms in the facility that serves young girls who are victims of abuse or neglect

  2-3 HRS UNLMTD ALL Alan Baer & Christian Stuck

DAYSTAR LIFE CENTER:

Indoor & outdoor deep spring cleaning

Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty! 2 HRS 12 MAX 13 & UP Alica Kicic

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE:

Make lunches for residents & light house-keeping

  2-3 HRS 5 MAX 15 & UP Jane Thomas

SING-A-LONG AT MENORAH MANOR:

Bring your voice & musical instruments for a sing-a-long with the residents of Menorah Manor

  2 HRS UNLMTD ALL Joyce Liu

SISTERHOOD GIVES BACK:

Gather, sort & deliver donations requested by CASA & Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services

  2 HRS UNLMTD ALL Lisa Kingsley

ST. PETE FREE CLINIC: 

Food sorting & snack packing for families in need

  2 HRS UNLMTD ALL Michelle Unterberger

 

If you have any questions regarding Mitzvah Day, please contact Kendra Cluck at [email protected] or at (727) 347-6136.