On November 6, 2016, Federation brought together more than 1,800 volunteers of all ages to give back at more than 50 sites. We impacted thousands of people at over 70 organizations. Federation matched volunteers and sites to collectively:
- Clean and beautify our parks and historic sites, eliminating 750 lbs. of trash and debris;
- Donate 150 pints of blood;
- Honor first responders, military personnel and veterans with care packages;
- Comfort hundreds of hospitalized children with encouraging cards and activity kits;
- Provide food, clothing, toiletries, and school supplies for those in financial need;
- Engage with hundreds of seniors providing companionship and entertainment
- Collect needed items at more than 50 locations. Drives included 600 pairs of eyeglasses, 500 pairs of socks, over 2,000 books, 45 cell phones;
- and so much more!
Help support Jewish Federation's Mitzvah Day 2016.
Mitzvah Day 2016 Sponsors
Northern Valley Affairs at Temple Emanu-El of Closter | Holy Name Medical Center | Ma'adan
Mitzvah Day 2016 Participants
And counting – call us to add your group here!
Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School | Areyvut | Barnert Temple | Ben Porat Yosef Yeshiva | Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies | Beth Haverim Shir Shalom | Box Scout Troop 226 of Teaneck | Cantor Barbra Lieberstein's Jewish Life Cycles | Chabad Center of Passaic County | Clifton Jewish Center | Congregation Adas Emuno | Congregation Ahavat Achim | Congregation Ahavath Torah | Congregation Beth Aaron | Congregation Beth Sholom Teaneck | Congregation Kol HaNeshamah | Congregation Shomrei Torah Fair Lawn | Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B'nai Israel | Fair Lawn Gemach | Friends of the Hackensack River Greenway | Friendship Circle | The Frisch School | Gan Aviv Day Care | Glen Rock Jewish Center | Hillel of Northern New Jersey | Israeli Scouts of Fair Lawn | JC@JC (Jersey City Jewish Community) | JCC Fort Lee/Congregation Gesher Shalom | Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities | Jewish Community Center of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah | Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey | Jewish Journeys | Jewish Youth Encounter Program | Kaplen JCC on the Palisades | Kehilat Kesher Synagogue | Lubavitch on the Palisades | Ma'ayanot | Milk and Honey Club at Wanaque Reserve | Moishe House | The Moriah School | NCSY | Northern New Jersey Jewish Academy | Paramus - Tikvah Singers | Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework | Reconstructionist Congregation Beth Israel | Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey | Sha'ar Communities | Shaarei Orah | Shirat Chesed Chior | Shomrei Torah: The Wayne Conservative Congregation | Sock It to Homelessness | Solomon Schecter Day School of Bergen County | Temple Avodat Shalom | Temple Beth El Northern Valley | Temple Beth Or | Temple Beth Rishon | Temple Beth Sholom Fair Lawn | Temple Beth Tikvah | Temple Emanu-El Closter | Temple Emanuel Pascack Valley | Temple Emeth | Temple Israel and JCC of Ridgewood | Temple Sinai | Torah Academy of Bergen County | United Synagogue of Hoboken | Valley Chabad | Wayne Interfaith Network | Wayne YMCA | Yavneh Academy | Yeshivat Noam
Mitzvah Day 2016 Recipients
Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon | Alliance Against Homelessness of Bergen County | American Red Cross | The Adult Care Brief Bank | Bergen County Shelter for Homeless Adults | Bergen Reads | Bikur Cholim | Brightview Tenafly Assisted Living | Bris Avrohom | Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic | Brookdale Wayne | Care One at Teaneck | Care One at Wayne | Center for Food Action | Chai4ever | Chai Lifeline | Closter Food Pantry | Community FoodBank of New Jersey | Community Blood Services | Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) | CUMAC | Daughters of Miriam Center | Emerson Health and Rehabilitation Center | Federation Apartments | Flames of Giving | Friendship Circle | Helping Hands Food Pantry | Historic New Bridge Landing | Holy Name Medical Center | Ishine | Jersey City Youth Foundation | Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities | Jewish Family Service of North Jersey | Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson | Jewish Home at Rockleigh | Jewish Home Assisted Living | The Hoboken Shelter | Knock Knock, Give a Sock | Kosher Meals on Wheels | Lions Clubs International | Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization’s Fresh Roots Farm | Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute | New Jersey Blood Services | Oasis--A Haven for Women and Children | Ohel Children's Home | Oradell Health Care Center | OTSAR | Palisades Interstate Park | Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park | Project Ezrah | Prospect Heights Care Center | Ramapo Readers | Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge | Ringwood Hunger Walk | Safely@Home | Sharsheret | Shearit HaPlate of Bergen County | Shelter Our Sisters | Sinai Group Home | Sunrise Assisted Living of Wayne | Tackle Kids Cancer | Teaneck & Bergenfield PAL | Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County | Tomorrow's Children Institute/Hackensack Hospital | Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry | Wayne Township Public Schools | Van Saun Mill Brook | Yachad | Yad Leah
Mitzvah Day Co-Chairs
Sarita Gross | Laurie Ann Weinstein
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey