Sunday, April 30, 2017
Make a difference, build community and have a blast!
Join us for Mitzvah Day, an annual event at CBI that honors the spirit of both tikkum olam and tzedakah. We guarantee you will: work on a project that tangibly helps others; meet and connect with other members of CBI; and get the opportunity to be seen in the ever-stylish and very recognizable CBI bright blue Mitzvah shirt.
We’ll all meet at the Temple at 9:00 AM for a delicious breakfast prepared by the Sisterhood. Breakfast will be followed by a brief program. We will then head off to our projects, either at the synagogue or off site.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a religious school day. Though teachers will be assigned to various projects, we encourage you to sign up for the project(s) that works best for you and your family.
MITZVAH DAY DONATION WISH LIST!
- Donate NON-PERISHABLE FOOD and FUNDS to Sunshine Pantry, an organization that provides food, amenities, housewares and clothing to people in need in the Portland metropolitan area.
- Donate reusable CLOTHING to The Arc, an organization that provides advocacy, support and services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Donate adult and children’s BOOKS to restock the book shelves in the community room at NW Tower.
You can drop off food items or funds at the Schnitzer Family Center, Monday-Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM, or at the Sherman Education Center on Sundays during Religious School. You can also bring donations on Mitzvah Day.
MITZVAH DAY PROJECTS!
FAMILY MITZVAH CENTER
Goodman Hall will be turned into the Family Mitzvah Center, where there will be a variety of projects designated for our younger congregants (grades pre-K through 2). Families can stick together and kids canmove from activity to activity. There will be:
Blanket Making: Make warm fleece blankets for CODA, an alcohol, drug and mental health treatment center.
Catnip Mouse Toy Making: Make catnip-filled mouse toys for the Cat Adoption Team.
Dog Treat Making: Make healthy dog treats for the Oregon Humane Society.
Picture Frame Decorating: Decorate picture frames for residents of Robison Jewish Health Center at Cedar Sinai Park.
Quilt Making: Become a “blanketeer” with Project Linus and help make a handmade quilt that will provide warmth and comfort for an ill child.
Tug Toys for Dog Making: Make dog toys for the Oregon Humane Society.
Location: Blumauer Kitchen
Cook meals to be frozen and assemble bags of nonperishable food to take to congregants in times of need.
All ages welcome
Location: 426 SW Taylors Ferry Road
Plant plants, pull weeds and clean older marble headstones. Wear old clothing and bring gardening tools, like shovels, hoes and clippers.
All ages welcome; under age 14 must to be accompanied by an adult
FRIENDS OF SEASONAL & SERVICE WORKERS (FSSW)
Location: Blumauer Auditorium
Sort Columbia Sportswear donations. FSSW volunteers mobilize and deliver food, clothing, and other resources to low-paid seasonal and service workers.
Ages 4th graders and above
IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (IRCO)
Location: 10301 NE Glisan Street
Inside painting project and outdoor garden cleanup. IRCO promotes the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.
Garden clean up for all ages; painting for ages 14 and above
LIFT URBAN PORTLAND FOOD PANTRY CLEANUP
Location: First Immanuel Church, 1808 NW Irving Street
Clean and organize food pantry. Lift Urban Portland aims to reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents in NW and downtown Portland.
Ages 10 and above welcome
NW TOWER & ANNEX BRUNCH
Location: 335 NW 19th Avenue
Cook and serve a tasty brunch for our neighbors.
All ages welcome
Location: 6125 SW Boundary Street
Join the elderly residents at Robison Jewish Health Center at Cedar Sinai Park for a morning of music.
For our younger congregants
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE EAST
Location: 2620 N. Commercial Avenue
Cleanup projects inside and out. Ronald McDonald House East provides housing to families with children being treated at Randall Children’s Hospital and Kartini Clinic.
This is a Jews Next Door project
SANDWICH SACKS FOR BLANCHET HOUSE
Location: Miller Room
Assemble sack lunches – sandwiches, fruit and cookies – and deliver to Blanchet House. Blanchet House of Hospitality offers food, shelter and aid to those in need of a safe place to be nourished and restored.
For middle schoolers
Location: 10895 SW 5th Street, Beaverton
Sort food in freezer. Wear a warm coat! Sunshine Pantry provides food, amenities, housewares and clothing to people in need in the Portland metropolitan area.
Ages 6 and above welcome; under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult
Location: Youth Lounge
PARTY is hosting a project with Trash for Peace, an organization that uses waste as a resource for positive change. PARTY is also collecting feminine hygiene products and art supplies for p:ear, an organization that works with homeless youth.
For grades 8-12