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Sunday, February 23, 2020 28 Sh'vat 5780

9:00 AM - 12:00 PMLevin Social Hall & Monsein Community Court

Plan to join us for our annual Mitzvah Day from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
A variety of projects means that there will be a fun and meaningful activity for all ages and abilities.
Mitzvah Day is a wonderful opportunity to engage and work together in helpful and meaningful projects of direct action, and advocacy to better our community, by doing mitzvot for our neighbors and non-profit community partners. All are welcome - whether you are a member of Judea Reform or not!

Want to volunteer, participate or have questions? please email

The numbers from 2019 Mitzvah Day

  • About 220 congregants supported and engaged in ten Mitzvah Projects helping ongoing Judea Reform Social Action Partner organizations. Together, we...
  • Made 48 signs for CROP Walk Durham - Join Team Judea on April 7 to raise funds to end hunger in Durham and around the world. Contact Chip Carnathan for details on how to participate!
  • Wrote 75 letters to elected leaders in support of refugees, people seeking asylum and for an end to ICE raids in our state; and 65 cards of solidarity and hope to immigrants being held at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA.
  • Created 110 beautiful bookmarks for kids who receive books from Book Harvest.
  • Decorated 99 cards for JRC to send to congregants and donors
  • Pumped out 23 pints of life-saving blood for the American Red Cross
  • Cooked casseroles and donated the full dinner for up to 200 people at Urban Ministries (something we do EVERY MONTH with two other Jewish congregations in Durham).
  • Prepared lunches for 300 homeless and food insecure people, distributed on Monday via Urban Ministries.
  • Donated and packaged 225 pounds of cat and dog food for the pets of Durham Meals on Wheels clients.
  • Donated over 100 pairs of prescription eye glasses to the Lions Club.
  • Built at 301 College Park Rd, Hillsborough for Habitat of Orange County
  • Cared for our sanctuary, cleaning and checking prayer books that need repair.
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