10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7

mitzvah day tikkun olam logoEveryone is invited to participate in Beth Israel’s annual Mitzvah Day. Come at 10 a.m. for a Bagel and Nosh and sign up for the projects of your choice. Our guest speak will be Dennis Connor from Whatcom Land Trust.

This is an “all-congregation” event!  There is sure to be a project in which you can participate, and we hope you will join us.

Projects will run from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and include:
Helping with trail restoration at the Stimpson Family Forest
Participating in a grocery scavenger hunt for slavery-free food items
Making cookies for distribution through the CAST meal program
Beautifying our Beth Israel Cemetery (bring work gloves & equipment)
Making hygiene kits for Northwest Youth Services (more details below)
Creating hand-made cards to be distributed by the Care Committee
Writing advocacy postcards to legislators on issues of public concern

Donations are needed…
…of personal care items like travel soaps, shampoo toothbrushes and toothpaste, that will be packaged up on Mitzvah Day and distributed to homeless teens.  You can drop off these items to the baskets outside the Social Hall between now and May 7.