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Group Project Type Open to All Description Join Project Age Group State-Suburb
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic) Other Yes Photographing Headstones at Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton ENQUIRE Adults VIC-Carlton
Sunshine for Seniors No Concert & afternoon tea for senior citizens Adults VIC-Ormond
B'nai B'rith Hatikvah Unit Other No Making calico dolls for use at the Royal Children's Hospital - specifically for the Day Surgery Unit - to enable children to more fully understand what is happening to them and what operation may be necessary. Adults VIC-Balwyn
B'nai B'rith NSW Blood Bank Donation Yes Registration for Gift of Life Australia To help find life saving tissue matches for those who need. ENQUIRE Adults NSW-Kensington
Beit Shalom Synagogue Cookathon No Our Cheder students will be baking lots and lots of biscuits for clients of Catherine House, a shelter for homeless women here in Adelaide. Kids SA-Hackney
Brighton Hebrew Congregation
Cookathon Yes Pie it Forward
This is an event for all ages! We'll be making fruit pies to freeze and sell**. There will also be stations to decorate the pie boxes, write mitzvah notes to go with the pies, and make cards for our Bikkur Cholim team to take on their visits. All proceeds will go to charity.
**There will be a mashgiach on site and pies will be certified Kosher under Kosher Australia.
ENQUIRE All VIC-Brighton East
Other No Gift of Light
Joint intergenerational project between Emanuel Students (Yr 6) and Burger Centre Clients, being held on Tuesday 26th November 2019 12.30pm - 1.50pm at the Burger Centre.
The project is for the students and clients to join together and make Solar lamps through the Social Buddy program (https://solarbuddy.org/) to provide the gift of light to energy impoverished communities around the world. These lamps allow the children to read and do their homework with safe light to provide them the opportunity of education and a better future. Without such lamps children either are unable to do any work after dark or do so with kerosene lamps that are most unsafe.
The project aims to education, provide opportunity for meaningful intergenerational engagement with a range of cross subject/educational benefits across science, (making of the solar lamp and understanding the environmental conditions others live in), Jewish Studies - meaningful way of giving at Chanukah, importance of tzedakah (by making and doing) and Mitzvoth outside of their own community. Giving understanding of how other children their age live around the world and providing them with a means of making a long lasting gift at this special time of the year.
There will be a talk given first by representatives from Solar Buddy before making the lights and then adding a personalised message to each lamp that will be sent to our chosen community African (Zimbabwe). They will have lunch together, spend time with their peers and with Seniors of our community learning together and building the solar lamps that will then be sent to the community in Africa.
C Care and WIZO Matan Social Inclusion Yes FREE community involvement event. WIZO Matan are partnering with C Care for this year's Mitzvah Day by serving lunch and socialising with C Care's community housing recipients.
Register now: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=562215
ENQUIRE All VIC-Port Melbourne
Caulfield Shule - Caulfield Bubs Entertainment Yes Join PJ Library and Cauflield Bubs, for an awesome concert by renowned Jewish Children's entertainer and educator Rebecca Schoffer from New York.
Register now: http://trybooking.com/BFNYE
Elsternwick Jewish Community Cookathon Yes Pie it Forward
This is an event for all ages! We'll be joining forces with Brighton Shul in making fruit pies to freeze and sell**. There will also be stations to decorate the pie boxes, write mitzvah notes to go with the pies, and make cards for our Bikkur Cholim team to take on their visits. All proceeds will go to charity.
**There will be a mashgiach on site and pies will be certified Kosher under Kosher Australia.
ENQUIRE Kids VIC-Brighton
Emanuel Synagogue - Social Justice Committee Green Project Yes Beach Clean Up of Watsons Bay Beach and adjoining park.
Time:10-12pm on 17 November
Where: Meet at Robertson Park, Watsons Bay
Clean Up followed by morning tea in local park.
Please come with closed shoes; gloves and tongs will be provided.
Register for Emanuel Synagogue: Mitzvah Day - Beach Clean Up or visit Emanuel Synagogue Facebook page
ENQUIRE All NSW-Watsons Bay
Emmy Monash Aged Care and Darchei Shalom Cookathon No Residents, staff and volunteers of Emmy Monash Aged Care and Darchei Shalom, the social action group of Caulfield Shule are joining together to bake cakes to be used in the Darchei Shalom "Soup Sandwiches and Chat" program run for all residents of the Community Housing at 150 Inkerman Street. Adults VIC-Caulfield North
Friends of St Kilda Mums Working Bee Yes We will be sorting donations at the St Kilda Mums (www.stkildamums.org/) warehouse, which is now located in Clayton.
We will be working from 10am until 1pm.
All ages are welcome.
* Children must be supervised by parents / guardians. There are two kiddy play areas, which are secure, for younger children.
Please contact Ellen via ENQUIRE
ENQUIRE All VIC-Clayton
Habonim Dror Perth Other No Habo chanichim from Year 9-12 engaging in a peula about charity and then volunteering with Menora Charity Fund from 3pm to 5pm. Teens WA-Yokine
Hatzofim Israeli Scouts Cookathon No We will be cooking soup for people in the North Shore Synagogue community who are in need of a healthy meal. Kids, Teens NSW-Lindfield
Hobart Hebrew Congregation Make it Grow Yes The project will be working together with the Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare group to do track work at the Knocklofty Reserve in West Hobart. All ages welcome to come help. ENQUIRE All TAS-Hobart
Irisim Sunshine for Seniors No Afternoon tea and entertainment for selected elderly citizens. Adults VIC-Caulfield
Jewish Care - Gary Smorgon House Sunshine for Seniors Yes We will be having a fun day filled with activities, including a performance from the TBI Choir, arts and crafts activities, ZOOZ Israeli Dancing, and a special afternoon tea. ENQUIRE All VIC-Caulfield
Jewish Care - Montefiore homes & Smorgon Family Nursing Home Sunshine for Seniors Yes We will be having a fun day filled with activities including a dreidel tournament, Chanukah decoration making, and will enjoy watching a dance performances by Kim Factor School of Dance and a choir performance by TBI.
ENQUIRE All VIC-Melbourne
Coalition (JECO) and
B'nai B'rith Unit Gesher
Green Project Yes The Jewish Environmental Coalition (JECO) and B'nai B'rith Unit Gesher-Rabin will be collection items for recycling/repurposing/reuse by others. As well as helping to reduce landfill, we also aim to educate the community about alternatives to sending stuff to landfill.
For information about the items we will be collecting see www.jeco.org.au.
ENQUIRE All VIC-Carnegie
Jewish National Fund of Queensland Working Bee Yes The cleaning up of the Jewish grave sites at the Toowong
Jewish historical cemetery in Brisbane Queensland.
This traditional JNF QLD Mitzvah Day is being held in August 2019 as the climate in Brisbane makes this time of the year better to carry out this specific Mitzvah Day project - rather than undertake it in November. Please see attached Flyer: JNF QLD Mitzvah Day 2019.pdf.
ENQUIRE All QLD-Mt Gravatt
Jewish Womens Awakenings (JWA) Hosting Yes To run a 'Bra Drive' to collect bras for the Uplift Project. Bras can start to be dropped off at the drop off points 5-6 weeks prior to Mitzvah Day right up to Mitzvah Day.
On Mitzvah Day volunteers will be required to sort and package bras and bathers and underwear and deliver the boxes to an Uplift Project Distribution point.
Uplift Project is a charity that collects bras - new and used- to donate to women in disadvantaged communities within Australia and to wherever there's a request. Containers of bras have been sent to Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Bali, New Zealand and Kashmir.
The drop off points for this Uplift Project are shown below and you are most welcome to drop off bras and bathers that are in new or good second hand condition. The main need is for bra sizes 8-16A-D, 18+/E cup +, nursing bras/crop tops, all mastectomy bras and prostheses, and swimwear, and underpants.
The drop off points are:
* 21 Woodville Avenue Glenhuntly
* 24A Fairbank Rd Bentleigh
* 4 Webb Street Caulfield
ENQUIRE Adults VIC-Glenhuntly
Kedem Synagogue Cookathon No Kedem is having a cookathon to make soup for people in need.
We will freeze the soup and donate it to Mazon Australia will then arrange for it to be distributed to those in most need.
Adults VIC-Malvern East
Kehilat Nitzan Food Van Food Rescue Yes Preparing meals and serving them to the homeless and disadvantaged in Port Melbourne in a park setting where we set up chairs and tables and hold a community meal. ENQUIRE Adults VIC-Port Melbourne
Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism Fun Day Yes 1. Beautification of our building - a working bee in the big classroom to organise our supplies and teaching equipment
2. Cooking for the hungry
3. Make holiday cards for your family or others in the community
ENQUIRE All VIC-Kew East
Little Things for Tiny Tots Working Bee Yes Little Things for Tiny Tots is a charity that gives new and pre-loved essential baby items to families in need, including clothing, blankets, nappies, wipes, toys and books. Volunteers are needed on Sunday 24 November from 9am - 12 noon to pack baby boxes. Located at the Tuart Hill Community Centre - entry via Stoneham Street.
Packing baby boxes will be on Sunday 24 November. Donations can be accepted anytime until 24 November. If you would like to donate any of the above baby items, the collection point is 81 Howes Crescent Dianella.
ENQUIRE Adults WA-Tuart Hill
Magen David Adom Blood Bank Donation Yes Magen David Adom will run a Blood Drive on Mitzvah Day 2019, between 1pm – 3pm.
To Register for blood donations please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome new donors and existing blood donations for plasma and whole blood donations.
We are looking for potential donors to join the Australian Blood Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Donor registry (Ages 18-45yrs). Please contact email@example.com for more information.
ENQUIRE Adults VIC-Caulfield
Mitzvah day groupies Collectathon Yes We are collecting NEW toys, activities and games for young children, teenagers and adults who access Jewish Care’s disability services. We will collect these games and distribute them to the children’s respite Centre, adult respite Centre and young people living at Manders villas. Our aim is to create a good supply of fun activities for everyone to do together. ENQUIRE All VIC-Caulfield North
Mount Scopus Memorial
College GBH Kinders
Other No Each Kinder Room will do their own Mitzvah on that day. Kids VIC-St Kilda East
My Daughter's Party Collection Collectathon No At my daughter's birthday party, we will be collecting specific items for JECO's Mitzvah Day program. Teens VIC-Glen Iris
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia WA Section Other No Making up Housewarming baskets for a Women’s Refuge. All WA-Dianella
NCJWA VIC Collectathon No We are collecting small toiletries, etc and making up gift bags to be distributed to disadvantaged people living in the local community. All VIC-Caulfield North
Nitzanim Singers Sunshine for Seniors Yes Bringing joy through music to members of our community in residential care. ENQUIRE All VIC-Caulfield
North Shore Temple Emanuel Collectathon Yes We are collecting, sorting, wrapping and making items to be distributed to the needy through Mummies Paying it Forward. We are collecting:
- brand new toys and games (to be wrapped on Mitzvah Day)
- New or freshly laundered clothing for babies and children
- Colouring books for adults and children (to be wrapped on Mitzvah Day)
- Toiletries (to be wrapped on Mitzvah Day)
- Special chocolates and confectionery (to be wrapped on Mitzvah Day)
- Beads for jewellery making at NSTE on Mitzvah Day
ENQUIRE All NSW-Chatswood
NSTE Teen Torah Tag Team Cookathon No Teens from North Shore Temple Emanuel will once again get together to prepare soup for the needy in our local community following the success of the Shavout soup initiative. Teens NSW-North Sydney
Our Kitchen Table Make and Share Yes Our Kitchen Table is a charitable not for profit organisation that reaches out to people in the community living in crisis, namely women and children living in safehouses, people living on low incomes, and to babies of families doing it tough. We aim to let all the recipients know that there are people who care about them by sending our beautiful parcels of gifts. On Mitzvah Day we will be making Xmas packs, that will include painted plant pots, squares that will be joined together to form a blanket, making gift cards and book marks, and finally packing gifts.
Register now: https://www.trybooking.com/BGPPD
ENQUIRE All VIC-Caulfield
Perth Hebrew Congregation Cookathon No Teens baking biscuits to donate to the needy. Teens WA-Menora
PJ Library Entertainment Yes PJ Library and Caulfield Shule invite families to join us for a fantastic children's concert, with a renowned Jewish children's educator and entertainer from New York - Rebecca Schoffer.
Register now: http://trybooking.com/BFNYE
ENQUIRE Kids VIC-North Cauflield
Sholem Aleichem College Make and Share No Sholem Aleichem College will be working with ‘Our Kitchen Table’ to set up PODs at the school, where children will work on craft projects which will go to individuals or groups in need. The PODs will continue to run after Mitzvah Day. Kids VIC-Elsternwick
Souper Kitchen Cookathon Yes Join Souper Kitchen as we cook over 1500 free kosher meals for people in need in our community including Holocaust survivors, frail elderly, victims of family abuse, people living with disabilities, new migrants, those who recently underwent hospitalisation and people in challenging financial situations. Come with your friends and family and make this Mitzvah Day extra special!
Register now: http://trybooking.com/546784
ENQUIRE All VIC-St Kilda
Stand Up Fun Day Yes Stand Up's Mitzvah Day is a fun day celebrating the unique friendship between Melbourne's Jewish and Sudanese communities. Free family friendly activities including sports, dancing, art and craft, music and a delicious BBQ.
Come along and enjoy the fun, or volunteer your time by registering here: bit.do/Mitzvah-Day. Proudly supported by The King David School.
ENQUIRE All VIC-Armadale
TBI Tamid Make and Share No At TBI Tamid (our Judaism and Hebrew supplementary program) we will be making puzzle bags for children of asylum seekers. Kids VIC-St Kilda East
Temple Beth Israel Entertainment Yes SING FOR OUR SENIORS
Visit 2 aged care homes and bring a smile and a song to our seniors. Rehearsals at TBI from 9-10.30am. We will teach you the popular old songs.
Performance 1 at Gary Smorgan House is at 11 am followed by a BBQ lunch provided by Jewish Care
Performances 2 and 3 are at Montefiore Homes at 1.30 (low care) and 2.30 (high care)
Note: Transport in share vehicles, please be prepared to car pool.
ENQUIRE All VIC-St Kilda and Caulfield
Temple Beth Israel Other Yes HELPING HANDS
Our Pop Up Repair Shop is designed for anyone to bring along an item in need of a little TLC or repair. We will do our best to repair items but some goods may be beyond repair or time may not allow for completion of the works
We need people to assist in allocating items for repair, assessing repairs, meet and greet clients and provide assistance to the repair team.
Time: 11 am - 4 pm (approx)
Please wear comfortable clothing and covered footwear.
Parking in surrounding streets
ENQUIRE Teens, Adults VIC-St Kilda
Temple Beth Israel Cookathon Yes LETS COOK
Join Margaret to assist in making nourishing soup for our Nourish Programme as well as other meals to have on hand in the freezer. All ingredients supplied.
Time: 11 am to 2pm (approx)
Please wear comfortable clothing and covered footwear (no flip flops or sandals permitted in the kitchen).
ENQUIRE Teens, Adults VIC-St Kilda
Temple David Congregation Collectathon Yes Collecting soft plush toys for Wheelchairs for Kids. These toys are sent with wheelchairs to kids in need all over the world. ENQUIRE All WA-Mount Lawley
The Menora Charity Other Yes Garage sale to help those people who need a helping hand in our Perth Jewish Community.
Swap Meet to help those people who need a helping hand in our Perth Jewish Community.
ENQUIRE All WA-Yokine
Vincent Community Kitchen Food Rescue Yes Saving food from landfill and building community. Come along to cook, socialise and eat: Cook from 3pm; Eat at 6pm. ENQUIRE All WA-North Perth
WIZO Masada Food Rescue Yes We plan to build on previous years of collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries for needy families (Jewish and non-Jewish) in the Glen Eira City Council municipality through Glen Eira Community Information Inc.
Everyone - young and old - is encouraged to join our MITZVAH DAY 2019 event ... just add a few extra non-perishable food items and toiletries to your weekly shopping trolley to help "make a difference" to those in need Our Mitzvah Day event is easy and very meaningful to so many!
ENQUIRE All VIC-Glen Eira City Council municipality
WIZO WA Collectathon No We will be collecting socks and underwear for both children and adults which will then be distributed to the needy in Perth. Kids WA-Yokine
ZOOZ Israeli Dancing Sunshine for Seniors No A selection of lively Israeli dances to be performed by members of our ZOOZ women only class to entertain the residents. Adults VIC-Caulfield