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Mitzvah Day


Mitzvah Day was started in 2005 as a way to increase awareness and create a greater sense of community among temple members while helping others.




MITZVAH DAY 2017 will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Temple members of all ages are invited to join us at 10:30 AM (sharp!) in I.M. Wise Hall
(enter at One East 65th Street), where we will have:

• A light breakfast

• Congregational prayer 

• More than 25 projects where we will be assembling thousands of packages
   for some of the most vulnerable populations in New York City


View a list of projects »








ALSO, in support of America Recycles Day, we are teaming up on Mitzvah Day with Second Chance Toys to collect gently used plastic toys for children in need and to keep plastic out of our landfills. Donate your outgrown toys. Help deserving children. Make room for new toys for the holidays. Bring your donations with you on Mitzvah Day. Items must be plastic with no missing parts and clean; batteries must be working.


QUESTIONS? Contact the Tikkun Olam Committee.





In 2014, Temple Emanu-El
celebrated its 10th Mitzvah Day.

As part of the 2014 program, it was announced
that the congregation had donated $25,000 to build
a school in Guatemala in honor of Rabbi Amy Ehrlich’s
26 years of service to Temple Emanu-El. The project was kept secret from Rabbi Ehrlich until it was announced during Mitzvah Day.

View photos and a video
from this event »


We invite all Temple members to join our
efforts and to experience the feeling of gratification
that comes from helping others.


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