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Mitzvah Day 

At Temple Isaiah we take very seriously our responsibility for repairing the world through individual and collaborative action. Tikkun Olam represents our caring for both ourselves and for others. Our Rabbinic tradition teaches that we are required to focus on our own individual families, on the Jewish community, and on the world at large.

Mitzvah Day 2020

This year, we are assembling and delivering supplies for Casa Nueva Vida, a family homeless shelter in Boston with educational and supportive services.

You can purchase items for gift bags for women & children from Temple Isaiah's Amazon Wish List. Note that items will ship to Co-Chair Audrey Gould.


Mitzvah Day, first held in May 2000, is our annual day of community service when we invite our entire congregation to help repair the world in a number of ways. Since then, it has grown to be an important part of our culture both in how we help others while creating a wonderful sense of community.

Some projects are in-house while others are out in the community. We have opportunities for all ages and abilities, from weeding and gardening to packing snack bags and decorating cards  and pillow cases that go to those in shelters. Some recent new projects include a group making catnip toys, a lemonade stand, and filling chesed, or blessing bags with supplies for people in shelters.

Planning starts early and we collect materials and accept monetary donations year round. New  ideas for projects are welcome, as are volunteers. Please contact the Mitzvah Day team with any thoughts or questions by email at

Support Mitzvah Day with a gift! 

Wed, January 20 2021 7 Sh'vat 5781