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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Super Sunday

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

Sunday, March 3

Jewish Federation
50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Make a call. Take a call. Do a mitzvah.


Bram Alster, Judy Taub Gold

Pop-up Stands

Be a mitzvah entrepreneur! Host a pop-up stand, invite your friends, and help those in need. Questions? Please contact Beth Figman at or 201-820-3947.

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 toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss in a clear zipper bag. Smile kits are distributed to homeless shelters and women’s shelters.


children’s snack packs
These packs will either go to a child going straight to a counseling session after school or to a child who doesn’t have access to enough food on the weekends.


color me happy activity books
Make an activity book filled with puzzles, coloring pages, and games that will be distributed to patients in hospitals and residents in senior centers.

Mega Food Drive

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 Beth Figman at or 201-820-3947.

Sunday, March 31

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


Vicki Monaloy, Barbara Selman, Michael Semegran

Sponsored by

G.B. Allen Associates, Inc. CPAs, Hearts for Hunger

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 31!


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!