Monthly Mitzvahs Social Action Opportunities for the Month of December

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

Congregation B’nai Israel was built on a foundation of service to the community. CBI offers a variety of opportunities for our members to perform mitzvot each month throughout South Florida and beyond through our social action arm, the Kantor Family Center for Justice (KFCJ).

Between shopping, wrapping, cooking, attending holiday parties and family celebrations, it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important: family, friends, and spreading goodwill to others.

There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving back to those less fortunate. During the month of December, Congregation B'nai Israel will focus on gemilut hasadim, or acts of loving-kindness. Gemilut hasadim is an ethical concept. Through gemilut hasadim, we are supposed to engage in acts of compassion without expecting something in return.

Some examples of gemilut hasadim include clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, burying the dead, and visiting the sick.

Kantor Family Center for Justice Holiday Toy Drive

Friday, December 1 - Thursday, December 21

Help us spread the holiday spirit! We are collecting unwrapped toys and gift cards for children of all ages for our toy drive. Donations will be given to JAFCO Kids, Family Promise, and Give Back Christmas Feast, as well as to children in Israel, to ensure children throughout our community near and far have a toy to call their own this year.

Please drop off your donations in the blue bin in CBI’s Admin Circle during office hours or bring to Latkes & Libations and any Shabbat service.

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9AM - 5PM
Friday: 9AM - 4PM

For questions, please call the office at 561.241.8118.

Blanket Buddies

Monday, December 11

Spend the morning helping us make no-sew blankets to help those in need stay warm this winter.

Registration required.

Volunteer at Town Center Mall's Give Back Christmas Feast

Monday, December 25

CBI partners with Town Center Mall and Boca
Helping Hands to provide a holiday meal, toys and visit with Santa for members of our community.

Volunteer registration information will be available soon.

Ways to Help at Home

Bake Cookies for First Responders

First responders put in countless hours, take great risks, and show bravery, strength and perseverance to help keep us safe. Show them how much you appreciate all they do by baking and decorating cookies for your local first responders and dropping them off at the nearest police or fire station or hospital.

Make and Send Holiday Cards to Veterans

Being away from home during the holidays is tough but getting a little holiday cheer can have a big impact. Your local Red Cross can help get you the correct address through the Holidays for Heroes program.

Pass Out Snacks to Delivery Drivers

Holiday shopping is exponentially easier with online shopping. Our orders are conveniently delivered to our homes and we can send gifts easily to friends and family. Say "thank you" to your delivery drivers by leaving snacks and cards for them!