MITZVAH CORPS UPDATE
New projects have been added to our group, and we are looking for Volunteers!
The ability to care for and love one another is an important Jewish virtue and the ultimate goal of the MITZVAH CORPS of TCS. We strive to insure that no TCS member is alone in time of need. We help provide transportation to doctor's appointments and Synagogue services; assist with food shopping and provide meals for congregants that are ill. We all have a need for help in time of crisis. The Mitzvah Corps is here to help.
Click here for Mitzvah Projects happening now.
We sponsor many meaningful projects throughout the year. Please take the time to look them over and contact us if you would like to learn more or volunteer.
- SEPTEMBER - Rosh Hashanah gift packages of apples and honey delivered to congregants who have lost a loved one during the past year.
- NOVEMBER - (new project) Fresh Food and Coat Drive distribution to local Port Washington families in need. Wonderful Mitzvah project for children and adults.
- DECEMBER - Chanukah party for the residents of the Sands Point Rehabilitation Center
- APRIL - 1) Passover celebration for the residents of the Sands Point Rehabilitation Center, and 2) Prom Boutique: Collect and distribute dresses to high school students in need.
- GENERAL - Food Recovery Program: Help organize the collection of leftover fresh food that has been prepared but not used from Synagogue events (Kiddush luncheons, Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations etc). Deliver to the local food pantry in Port Washington.
Please contact the following people if you would like to volunteer or are in need of help in any way.
Rock and Wrap It Up! Helps Fight Hunger
The Community Synagogue has a wonderful system for donating leftover food from Temple events such as Kiddush Luncheons and Oneg Shabbat evenings. Rock and Wrap It Up! (RWU) is a non-profit organization established in 1991 whose primary mission is to feed those who hunger using safely recovered, leftover food through a growing network of volunteers.
To donate leftovers from events at The Community Synagogue, contact the following Mitzvah Corp members to coordinate the date and time of the event and establish what, when and where leftovers will be picked up. A minimum of one week lead time is appreciated in order to coordinate efficiently.
The Mitzvah Corp. will coordinate with a parent and/or student volunteer to handle the specific food storage and delivery details. Currently, we deliver food to local food pantries in Port Washington.
This is a great opportunity for all of our students -- bar and bat mitzvah age as well as high school students -- who have their driver's license, and a wonderful family activity that requires very little time and guarantees a very good feeling of preventing waste and supporting our community.