Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Mitzvah Day 2018
JCC of Greater New Haven


Mitzvah Day Volunteer Opportunities:

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | All Ages
Call our community members to thank them for their support of the Jewish Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign and make calls to provide others the opportunity to participate. It’s a Mitzvah! The Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign supports all the aspects of our community that we enjoy every day; our schools, camps, seniors citizens, Jews in need locally, in Israel and around the world.

The Cube, the JCC Co-Working Space


 Sandwich Brigade

9:30 a.m. -  11 a.m. | All Ages
Come together for the sandwich making that will benefit a local shelter. Camp Laurelwood will be assisting our Mitzvah makers to make sandwiches. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to sign  thank you cards to IDF and United States' Soldiers.
Jewish Federation Shoreline Office

705 Boston Post Rd.

Guilford, CT


Brighten a Child's Day! 
10 a.m. -  11 a.m. | All Ages

Sort and pack activity bags for young patients and their siblings at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.
The Hoos Family Art Gallery at the JCC

Mitzvah Cycle
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Teens & Adults
JCC membership not required. All are requested to bring a brand new pair of socks or a box of cereal for donation, and join us for Mitzvah Cycle!
JCC Indoor Cycling Studio

JCC Sandwich Brigade
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Teens & Adults

Come together with the JFS Shalom Group and Teen Groups to make sandwiches for a local shelter. Our youngest Mitzvah makers can help decorate the bags!
JCC Terrace Room


No-Sew Pet Blankets
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | All Ages

No sewing needles required! Join us in making no-sew fleece blankets which will be distributed to pet shelters in the Greater New Haven area.
JCC Terrace Room


Storytime with PJ Library

10:30 - 11 a.m. | Young Families
Enjoy a special mitzvah story with PJ Library.

JCC Dance Studio II

Plarn Project with Seniors at Tower One/Tower East
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Teens & Adults 
Join Women’s Philanthropy, BBYO teens, and seniors at Tower One/Tower East as we recycle and transform plastic bags into beautiful sleeping mats for women’s homeless shelters. Tikkun Olam! Help Save the Environment: Use Plarn! Is a 2017 Women of Vision Society Grant Recipient.
The Towers

18 Tower Ln.

New Haven, CT

Thank You US & IDF Soldiers
All Day (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) | All Ages

Join our young emissaries to make thank you cards to IDF and United States' Army soldiers for everything they do to protect the USA and Israel.
JCC Hallway Pushcart


Hopes and Dreams for Alma
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | All Ages
Craft worry dolls for young women at Alma Pre-Military Academy for Female Leadership. Alma helps disadvantaged women in Israeli society enter the IDF better prepared for higher positions that ultimately give them a better standing in life following their service. ALMA is 2016 Women of Vision Society Grant recipient.
JCC MakerSpace

Sock Sorting
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | All Ages
Help us sort our collections of donated socks!
JCC Main Street Hallway

Lasagna Making for Resettled Refugee Families
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | All Ages
In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven's Next D’or Affinity Group, join our next generation of Federation leaders in preparing lasagnas for families in need.
JCC Kitchen & Community Room


Other Activities:

Mitzvah Fair
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | All Ages
Join us in the Auditorium for our first annual Mitzvah Fair! This year our brand new Mitzvah Fair will be an expo style fair with booths for our community partners and area non-profits, to showcase the great work they do. All Ages are welcome, great for finding new volunteer opportunities or to find a Bar/BatMitzvah project.
Vine Auditorium



Kid Zone Fun!
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | All Ages
Celebrate the JCC Grand Opening and your mitzvot in the Kid Zone! Come have a blast enjoying a pool party, adventure in our playscape, or climb on the brand new climbing wall. Optional donations are encouraged which will benefit scholarships for our area Day schools and Jewish Camps.
JCC Indoor Pool, Playscape, Climbing Wall


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Click here to make a donation to sponsor Mitzvah Day activities.


Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd.
Woodbridge, CT 06525

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