What is Mitzvah Day?
Mitzvah means “good deed” in Hebrew. The Jewish Federation, in conjunction with other organizations in Lane County, has sponsored an annual Mitzvah Day – a day of mitzvahs, or good deeds. Our goal is two-fold. First, we want to support local agencies working for the betterment of our community. Second, we want to provide an opportunity for volunteers to experience the joy and satisfaction of helping others and serving the community.
Since its inception in 2009 Mitzvah Day has partnered with Food for Lane County, Friends of Mt. Pisgah, The Masonic Cemetery, Jewish Family Services, Womenspace, The School Garden Project, Bags of Love, Caps for Kids, Relief Nursery, Parenting Now!, The Science Factory, Head Start of Lane County and more.