29th annual lori sklar mitzvah day at Congregation B’nai Israel

Help make a difference! SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022

In keeping with Judaism’s teachings of Tikkun Olam, this is a day for volunteers of all ages to come together, lending their time, energy and compassion to work on projects that improve the lives of those in need.

This year, we will have off-campus and at-home activities as well as collections. You can also make a donation to the Kantor Family Center for Justice. Community service hours are available for students. Scroll down to discover ways to participate.

Our opening ceremony featuring CBI President Sharon Landau, CBI Executive Director Steve Allen, CBI Clergy, Palm Beach Mayor Robert Weinroth and Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer will take place virtually at 9:30am.

For questions about this event, please contact Minda Shaiman at 561.241.8118.

off-campus activities

Giving in the Community

For those of you looking to get out into the community, join us for gleaning or a beach cleanup. In order to adhere to social-distancing guidelines, we are limited to 20 people for our beach cleanup and 50 people for gleaning. Please sign up for the activity you would like to participate in.

  • Red Reef Park Beach Clean Up: Join us at Red Reef Park at 10am to reduce litter, protect our ocean and raise awareness about litter and plastic pollution. Parking is complimentary for CBI Mitzvah Day Group. Please bring your own garbage bags and sunscreen – gloves, pickers, water and a snack will be provided.
  • Gleaning: When we glean, we harvest fruits and vegetables for families, seniors and children who have limited access to fresh food. Join us and CROS Ministries to help pick fresh produce from 10-11:30am.

at-home activities

Good Deeds at Home

From baking to making cards to collections and more, we have fun, meaningful activities for all ages that you can do at home and drop off at CBI on Mitzvah Day from 9:30am-12:00pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm, in the Admin Circle, to be donated to various local organizations throughout our community.

  • PB & J Sandwich Making: Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for after school programs for underprivileged children. Please buy a loaf of your favorite bread, a jar of peanut butter (or sun butter) and a jar of jelly and make between 8 and 10 sandwiches. Place each sandwich in a zip lock bag then right back into the bread bag.
  • Birthday Boxes: Decorate a shoe box (recycle an Amazon box) and fill it with party favors, cake mix, frosting, an aluminum pan, candles, a small bag of balloons and make a birthday card. Boxes will be given to various organizations for children’s birthdays.
  • Cards and Pictures for First Responders and Seniors: Get creative and make your own cards and draw pictures to say thank you or spread some love. These will be distributed to Boca PD, Fire Rescue, Hospital workers  and JFS seniors in our community.
  • Bake Cookies for Fire Fighters: Whip up your favorite cookies and place them in a small plastic bag with a thank you card for our local community helpers.
  • Washcloths and Soap: Purchase washcloths and soap and tie them together with a ribbon to distribute to members of our community.
  • Put Together Toiletries: Purchase socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Place the toothbrush and toothpaste inside the socks, and tie them together with a ribbon to distribute to members of our community.
  • Host a Neighborhood Food or Tool Drive: Organize a food or tool drive and collect items for our Little Free Pantries or Habitat for Humanity. Please contact minda@cbiboca.com or 561-241-8118 x119 for details.

Blanket Buddies

Sign up to drive up and receive a no-sew blanket kit to assemble for local hospital patients and homeless members of our community. Registration is required for this activity. You can pick up your kit on Wednesday 2/2 from 9:30am–12:00pm or 4:00pm-6:00pm. Please drop off your finished blanket on Mitzvah Day from 9:30am-12:30pm in the Admin Circle.

collections

Donations for Our Community

We will be collecting items to donate to our charity partners: The Soup Kitchen, Boys and Girls Club, Place of Hope, In Jacob’s Shoes, Boca Helping Hands, Little Free Pantry, Jewish Family Services, Tri-County Humane Society, Family Promise and Best Foot Forward.

  • Toiletries for Family Promise and The Soup kitchen
  • School supplies for Place of Hope and Boys and Girls Club
  • Gently used shoes and sports cleats for In Jacob’s Shoes
  • Non-perishable food for the Little Free Pantry, Boca Helping Hands and JFS food pantries (click here for a list of items)
  • Pet food, blankets and towels for the Tri-County Humane Society
  • New underwear, boxers, undershirts, socks for adults and children of all ages for shelters - Best Foot Forward and Family Promise
  • Tools and supplies for Habitat for Humanity (click here for a list of items)

Items can be dropped off in Admin Circle 1/31, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3 from 9:30am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm, 2/4 9:30am-12:00pm and 2/6 9:30am-12:30pm or can be ordered directly from our Amazon Wishlist for delivery to CBI. No signup is required for drop offs.