March Mitzvah Madness is a month-long community-wide campaign devoted to doing good deeds. There are many opportunities for you and your family to help people in need. You can make phone calls, donate and sort food, or be a mitzvah entrepreneur and host a pop-up stand. Check out all our opportunities below!

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Join Jewish Federation’s largest phone-a-thon for our community. Questions? Please contact Kimberly Schwartzman at or 201-820-3936.

Sunday, March 1

Jewish Federation
50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Make a call. Take a call. Do a mitzvah.


Bram Alster, Dina Bassen, and Judy Taub Gold

Be a mitzvah entrepreneur! Host a pop-up stand, invite your friends, and help those in need.

To host and to be an entrepreneur, please contact Marin Schloss Carosia at or 201-701-4960.

Throughout March

Pick your pop-up stand and see the do-it-yourself guide below

Pick Your Pop-up Stand


smile kits
A smile kit consists of a dental hygiene products in a nice zipper bag. Smile kits are distributed to homeless, women in shelters, or people who frequent food pantries.


children’s snack packs
These packs consist of an assortment of healthy snacks in a bag. These packs will be given to a child who is hunger insecure on the weekends or a child going to therapy right after school.


newborn care kits
These kits consist of items needed by first time parents and their newborn.


women’s beauty & hygiene kits
These kits include items for a woman who spends all of her resources caring for her kids and never gets something special for herself.

Pack, sort, and distribute thousands of pounds of food to benefit area food pantries and for kids at risk of weekend hunger! Questions? Please contact Tara Mickendrow at or 201-820-3935.

Thursday, March 26

Jewish Federation
50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Vicki Monaloy, Barbara Selman, Jordyn Semegran, and Michael Semegran

Pack and Sort
Sunday, March 29

Jewish Federation
50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Sponsored by

G.B. Allen Associates, Inc. CPAs

Start Collecting Now

Drop off items to Jewish Federation or at participating synagogues and collection sites.

Our most needed items include:

adult briefs, baby food, beans, canned fish & meat, canned fruit & vegetables, cereal, chili, diapers, formula, jams, jelly, mac and cheese, meaty soups, paper towels, pasta, peanut butter, potatoes, rice, shelf-stable milk, stews, tissues, toilet paper.

Things to Keep in Mind
  • No glass or soda
  • No expired food
  • Accepting Passover food
  • Drop off items before March 29


If you have any questions about March Mitzvah Madness, please contact or 201-820-3935. Looking forward to a month-long of doing good deeds!