We are honored to work with you as you plan for your Mitzvah Project. It’s important that you choose a cause you care about. JF&CS serves a wide range of people with different needs and our Mitzvah Project options reflect that, so we hope you can find a cause here to support.
View a list of options below or let us customize the right project for you by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5007.
Use Your Project to Help
People Experiencing Food Insecurity
- Organize a Family Table collection bin at your school or synagogue.
- Advertise food collection to friends, classmates, and family.
- Collect your synagogue’s designated items to meet a goal amount.
- Count and sort donations using Family Table’s sorting guidelines.
- Help organize and prepare for Family Table distributions.
- Bring donations to Family Table once a month.
- Make centerpieces for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah: arrange shelf stable foods from our food request list to use.
- Gift food donations by asking for a food donation from each Bar/Bat Mitzvah guest.
- Gift monetary donations by asking that donations be made to Family Table in honor of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
- Make centerpieces or favors for or volunteer at one of our annual Passover or Chanukkah celebrations for older adults.
- Raise money so that a person with Parkinson’s disease receives a year’s scholarship to our Okonow Parkinson’s Family Support dance program ($700 per scholarship) or our Parkinson's Family Support Tremble Clefs chorus ($200 per scholarship).
- Make homemade gifts, decorate gift bags, and write cards for Holocaust survivors.
- Organize a group of friends or students from your school to come together and hear from a Holocaust survivor.
- Collect and donate kosher non-perishable food for us to give to Holocaust Survivors.
- Perform at Café Hakalah, a monthly social gathering for Holocaust survivors.
- Collect back to school supplies or run a backpack drive.
- Organize a gift card drive for families in need or victims of abuse.
- Organize a cell phone drive for victims of abuse.
- Collect toiletries for families in need or victims of abuse.
- Raise money/awareness for Journey to Safety’s TeenSafe program to prevent teen dating abuse.
- Help JF&CS make it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy the Jewish tradition of welcoming Shabbat by baking challah and then delivering it on the Friday of the Shabbat dinner to a local Supported Living house.
- Help set up, serve dinner, socialize, and assist with clean up at our monthly community Shabbat dinner at JF&CS Headquarters in Waltham for program participants.