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April 3, 2011 Mitzvah Day CHOICES

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Adopt-A-Highway – Men’s Club Project. Pick up and bag roadside trash on Shir Ami’s adopted Highway, Heacock Road between Stony Hill and Route 1.

Location: Meet at McCaffrey’s parking lot - Stony Hill & Heacock Roads, Yardley

Children 13+ - Adult 10AM

Advocacy TableVisit our advocacy table for information about the agencies we are supporting this year. Send a letter to our soldiers, etc. Location: Hallway outside of the Sanctuary


Aid For Friends - Prepare and package meals for frail elderly and homebound clients affiliated with Aid for Friends.

Location: Shir Ami Social Hall Kitchen

Children 13+ - Adult

Specify Shift 9:30AM-10:15AM OR 10:15AM-11AM

American Red Cross Shelter – Inventory, organization, meal service, cleanup.

Breakfast 7am-10am Lunch 10:30am-1:30pm Dinner 4pm-7pm

Pantry Chores or work in the Storage Room

10:30am-12:30pm or 12:30PM-2:30PM or 2:30PM-4:30PM

BE SPECIFIC ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM Questions?? - Contact Steve Siegel 215-493-3974 or email

Location: 7 Library Way, Levittown Adults only

A Women’s Place - Make personal care packages and cards for residents at A Women’s Place.

Location: Atrium Children 5+ - Adult 10AM

Ask the Doctor – Free blood pressures. Ask about your risk for heart disease, BMI wheel available for questions about weight, where to get your medications for less money, the difference between the flu and a cold, etc. Visit Dr. Schorr’s table anytime during Mitzvah Day.

Location: Hallway near sanctuary

Breakfast Bags for ‘Aid for Friends’ – Make breakfast bags containing various items for the frail and elderly. Help decorate the paper bags that will hold the breakfast foods.

Location: Atrium Children 5+ - adult

Canned Goods Collection and Separation - Separate food into kosher and non-kosher categories. Check expiration dates.

Every child is requested to bring at least one non-perishable food item to Sunday School on Mitzvah Day. Boxed cereals especially needed!

Location: Religious School Lobby Teens – Adults 9:30AM

Cell Phones for Soldiers – Donate cell phones to be restored for our military personnel. Look for the donation box near the Family Life Center.

For more information: Marian Disken 215-579-4904

Chandler Hall – Bake and package cookies for residents at Chandler Hall.

Location – Auditorium kitchen Children 13+ - Adult Noon Children under 13 welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch immediately following in the Social Hall.

Questions call Linda Tulino 215-752-2586

Clothing Collection and Separation – Separate and bag clothing for pickup by local charities. WISH LIST: Donations of gently used clothing and Boy’s Bar Mitzvah Suits for the Mensch Warehouse.

Location: Hallway near Main Office Teens- Adults 10AM - 1PM

Craft Table – Make cards and crafts for delivery to kids at CHOP, residents at Chandler Hall, congregants visited by our clergy, etc.

Location: Atrium 5+ - Adult 10AM - 12:45

Deliveries - Some Mitzvah Day donations will be dropped off at the Registration Table and will need to be delivered to various locations in our building.

Meet at the Registration Table Teen to adult 10AM – 1PM

High Holy Day Food Drive Bags – Help us get a head start for the High Holy Days by stapling flyers onto the 1000 High Holy Day Food Drive bags. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN STAPLER.

Location: Atrium children 10+ - adult 10AM

Jewish National Fund – visit the table sponsoring JNF and see how you can help Israel rebuild from the fire that destroyed the once magnificent forests that grace Israel’s Carmel mountain range.

For more information: Call Mitchell Gerson 215-860-9501

Location: Hallway near the sanctuary

Visit anytime during Mitzvah Day

Kits for Kids – Make cards and fill packages

of items for kids at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Location: Atrium Children 5+ - Adult 11:30AM

Knitting/Crocheting – Bring / Make 8 X 8 squares for afghans

to be donated to St. Mary Cancer Center and Greenwood House. Make gloves, mittens, hats, scarves for the needy. Yarn provided or bring your own – bring your own hooks and needles.

Wanted: Teens-Adults who can knit or crochet.

Location: Shir Ami Moadon in Religious School Hallway 10AM


Library Project Rearrange and shelve books. Work on catalog card file, etc.

Location: Shir Ami Library 12+ - Adult 10AM

Mensch Warehouse – The Mensch Warehouse Bar Mitzvah suit exchange is collecting very gently used boys suits to donate to Jewish families in Northeast Philadelphia. SUITS MUST BE DRY CLEANED AND BAGGED. Boy's dress shirts, dress shoes, belts and ties would also be appreciated. Bring your donations to the Registration Table. Questions call Becky Batcha 215-493-6256
PHILLY AIDS WalkTo take place in the fall. Call Andee Losben 215-860-6868 or email for more information about transportation and / or registration.

Ask Andee about becoming a chaperone!

Location: Center City Philadelphia Small children - Adult

Registration Table – Check in volunteers, provide information and directions.
Location: Hallway outside Sanctuary
Adults only 8:15AM – 1:30PM
SHAFTY and Religious School - MULTI-MITZVAH MANIA!

SHAFTY will be coordinating projects for our youth including card making, letters to the troops, decorating flower pots and making friendship bracelets for nursing homes, decorating bookmarks to promote literacy, etc.

Mitzvah & LINCS hours granted upon request.

Questions? Ask:

Rabbi Goldberg

Rebecca Benoff 215-321-4573 or

Ferne Levy 215-579-5775 or

Location: Classrooms then moving to the social hall


Shir Ami Food Pantry – Help separate food, discard outdated items, package for distribution to various agencies.

Location: Shir Ami Food Pantry near main kitchen

10AM-noon Teens - adult

Shir Ami Grounds Clean up – Help maintain our lawn and gardens by picking up leaves and other debris. Children welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Location: Shir Ami grounds 10AM

Please send your child to Religious School with at least one non-perishable food item for a donation on Mitzvah Day.

Shir Ami Indoor Clean up Join us as we perform the special mitzvah of sprucing up our synagogue. Cleaning supplies will

be provided or for those of you who especially enjoy cleaning – bring your own special glass polish or furniture polish and feel free to use it wherever you see wish! Bring your special rags also!

Location: Various places at Shir Ami Teens – Adults


Shir Ami Painting - Assorted painting projects to maintain and improve Shir Ami’s facility.

Location: Various places at Shir Ami

13+ - Adult Meet at the Registration Table 11AM

Shir Ami Pre-School – All toddlers invited to story time to help raise funds for Children’s Hospital. Look for a separate flyer from Sharon Baronoff. For more info call 215-493-5944.

Location: Social Hall Time to be determined

Tyler Park – Clean up on trails, remove debris and overgrown trees/bushes. Manual labor involved.

Location: Tyler Park Adults only! 10AM

Walk for Cancer - Once again, the Early Learning Center will be sponsoring a walk in memory of Bobbi Slutzsky – a beloved teacher at our school for many years. Participants need to fill out

a special form to sign up for the Cancer Walk in order to help raise funds for Cancer research. Any questions call Barbara Cohen 215-968-6255 or Barbara Adler 215-757-3114 or Barbara Blumberg 215-504-6181.

Location: Shir Ami Parking Lot 5+ - Adult


Breakfast in the Atrium – Help with breakfast set-up for Mitzvah Day volunteers.

Location: Atrium Teens – Adults 7:45AM

Lunch in the Social Hall – Help with lunch set-up for Mitzvah Day volunteers. Lunch will be served at 1:00PM

Location: Social Hall Teens – Adults Noon


For more projects or to Register now

or call the Mitzvah Mania hotline 215.832.0564

Many other projects available at the


All volunteers are invited to join us for bagels and beverages in the Atrium before Rabbi Strom's blessing at 9AM in the Sanctuary.

All volunteers are invited for lunch at 1PM at which time you will have a chance to share your mitzvah experience.

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