Projects 2017

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GroupProject TypeOpen to AllDescriptionJoin ProjectAge GroupState-Suburb
"The S Project"CollectathonYes"The S Project" is proud to support children and teenagers in palliative care and their families to use Art as therapy and enjoyment during their time in palliative care. Together with Very Special Kids we are collecting Art Supplies to support to these organisations to distribute to patients and their families during a very challenging time. Email Robyn for more details of what supplies we are collecting.ENQUIREAllVIC-Elsternwick
ARK CentreCollectathonYesARK Centre is partnering with m.a.d. woman. The m.a.d.woman foundation encourages, inspires and enables people to make a positive difference to the environment, the community and to the lives of those who need support. In the past 10 years, m.a.d.woman has managed to help more than 300,000 Australians facing disadvantage in the past several years. This includes women and kids fleeing domestic violence, kids and adults in hospital, hungry and homeless, long term unemployed and more. You can see more at

As part of Mitzvah Day, we are doing a special project to make a difference to children in foster care. We are aiming to provide gift packs for 200 Melbourne children to be given to them at an end-of-year party in November. These children range in ages from babies to teenagers. We hope you have join our Collect-a-thon to provide new, unused gifts to contribute to these care packages.

Please ensure everything is new
B'nai B'rith Fellowship GroupEntertainmentNoConcert & afternoon tea for senior citizens at the Glen Eira McKinnon Bowling Club, Tyrone St, Ormond on Monday 13th November at 2.30pmAdultsVIC-Caulfield
B'nai B'rith Gesher Unit together with JECOCollectathonYesReverse Garage Sale - It's time to declutter! Large number of different items accepted for re-use/recycling - ranging from batteries, bicycles, used clothing, bra, CDs, DVs, hotel give aways to X-rays . For full list of goods to be donated contact Items collected between 10am and 2:00 pm on Mitzvah Day.
B'nai B'rith Hatikvah UnitOtherNoHatikvah members making Calico Dolls for the Children's Hospital to give to patients.AdultsVIC-Balwyn North
B'nai B'rith VictoriaSunshine for SeniorsYesCollectathon of goods, stocking fillers, new clothing etc for Sacred Heart Mission for their Aged Care & Home Care Program.

If interested in donating, please contact the B'nai B'rith office on 9576 1116. Collecting until 20th November. Office hours Mon-Thu 10am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00 pm.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield North
Beit Shalom SynagogueHostingNoWe are planning to hold a barbecue lunch for asylum seeker families served by the Mercy House of Welcome in Kilburn. We'll provide lunch and also organise activities for both their children and ours.AllSA-Kilburn
Bialik CollegeOtherNoBialik College students are volunteering on Mitzvah Day.TeensVIC-Hawthorn East
Bnei Akiva PerthOtherNoShared with Menora Charity Fund. MCF is running a fundraiser garage sale, at which Bnei Akiva will be running a sausage sizzle to encourage people to come and to add to the funds raised on the day.AllWA-Yokine
Buddies Early Learning CentreOtherNoWe are supporting EAT UP for Mitzvah Day.
We are collecting non-perishable and nut free snacks so that the organisation can use them for the lunch boxes that they make up daily for children that have no lunch.
We are also going to do the mitzvah of collecting rubbish at our neighborhood park.
C Care IncSocial InclusionYesExperience the C Care Cookoff 2017 by rolling up your sleeves and helping us to prepare and/or deliver hundreds of healthy meals to the needy.
In just an hour and a half - volunteer, cook, share and make a difference in the lives of our recipients.
Please book through our trybooking site below:
* 9:00-10:30am Cooking session -
* 11:00am-12:30pm Cooking session - SOLD OUT
* 2:30-3:30pm Packing session - WIZO Matan SOLD OUT/PRIVATE SESSION
* 4:00-5:30pm Meal visits - h
Carmel SchoolOtherWorking for the Menorah charity fund for the Jewish needy of Perth WA, . Holding a huge garage sale of clothes, toys , books, judaica etc as well as a sausage sizzle.
Jewish Studies Staff and some students will be assisting in the morning of the sale.
Carmel students will also be raising money for magen David Adam as part of Mitzvah day.
Caulfield ShuleSocial InclusionYesJoin us for a special morning tea to celebrate the senior citizens of our community.
Please contact us either via ENQUIRE or 9525 9492 to RSVP.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield North
Emanuel Synagogue Social Justice GroupCollectathonYesCollection of toiletries and underwear for 3-5 year old aboriginal kids in regional NSW for Gundawirra Organisation.ENQUIREKidsNSW-Woollahra
Emmy Monash Aged Care/Darchei ShalomCookathonNoPartnering with Darchei Shalom (Caulfield Shule’s Social Action Group), residents of Emmy Monash Aged Care will be giving back to seniors living in our community by baking cakes to be delivered to the Inkerman Street Public Housing Estate.AllVIC-Caulfield North
Etz ChayimCollectathonNoWe will be collecting toiletry items for the Mirabel foundation.TeensVIC-Bentleigh
Habonim Dror PerthOtherNoJunior and Senior Chanichot and Madrichot volunteering at Menora Charity on Wednesday during peulot and on Mitzvah Day itself on Sunday.AllWA-Dianella
Hills Jewish Families and Parramatta SynagogueCollectathonNoThe Hills Jewish Families Group and Parramatta Synagogue are coming together to create Chanukah gift hampers for families supported by Jewish Care. Everyone from our communities and beyond will be encouraged to collect new items suitable for young families; including both items that they need and items that provide a bit of luxury. On Mitzvah Day, we will compile and gift wrap the hampers, as well as create homemade cards and bookmarks for the recipients. The Mitzvah Day attendees will range in ages from young children to grandparents.AllNSW-Parramatta
ImpactMake and ShareYesWe will be doing the following:
Help 'Our Kitchen Table' finish off product making, packaging products, sticking labels on, writing cards and tying ribbons on gifts which will be distributed to Victorian women fleeing extreme violence at home.
IrisimWorking BeeYesOur members will be volunteering at Kogo and the Jewish Genealogy Society.ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield and Faulkner
Jewish Care - Gary Smorgon HouseSunshine for SeniorsYesA day filled with Chanukah packing, TBI choir performance, Garden planting, ZOOZ Israeli dancing & a BBQ lunch. It will be a fun and exciting day bringing a ray of sunshine to the residence of Gary Smorgon House.ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield
Jewish CareSocial InclusionYesA Mitzvah Day collaboration between Jewish Care and AZYC, running a mini ‘carnival’ for residents. The day will include an array of activities led by the various Youth Movements for residents of Montefiore Home and Smorgon Nursing Home, as well as a BBQ lunch for volunteers. It will be a fun and exciting day getting the youth highly involved in their elderly community at Jewish Care.ENQUIREAllVIC-Melbourne
Jewish National Fund of QueenslandWorking BeeYesThe Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Queensland is having its annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday 27th August 2016 – see attached Flyer: JNF-Mitzvah-Day-2017.pdf.
For our Mitzvah Days we traditionally clean up our Jewish Cemeteries & this year we will be doing so at the Mt Gravatt Jewish Cemetery in Brisbane.
ENQUIREAdultsQLD-Mt Gravatt Jewish Cemetery (Brisbane)
Jewish Women's Awakening ProgramSocial InclusionYesJWA is a unique innovative organisation that reaches out specifically to Australian Jewish mothers to dynamically connect them with their heritage and traditions. This is achieved via a whole range of projects including classes, Shabbatons, personalized learning community service, introduction to families in the Orthodox community and the exciting JWRP trip to Israel. JWA would like to team up with Monash Health Stepping Stones Adolescent Unit to give adolescents experiencing significant psychiatric, emotional and behavioural difficulties a kit consisting of stationery, magazines, pens, small board games, stickers and textas, and knick knacks, such as rubiks cubes.ENQUIREAllVIC-Glenhuntly
JNF Mitzvah DayGreen ProjectYesOnce again, JNF is organizing a group to participate in Mitzvah Day through the Clean Up Australia environmental initiative to clean and care for our local area. This year, we are taking to St Kilda Beach with the support of youth groups to maintain our beach.ENQUIRETeensVIC-St Kilda
JNF Western AustraliaGreen ProjectYesPlease join JNF WA as we clean up the rubbish around Lake Monger on Sunday, 19 November 2017.
Please meet at 10:30 am at the main playground on the western-end car park off Lake Monger Drive.
JNF will supply rubbish picks, gloves and rubbish bags.
ENQUIREAllWA-Lake Monger
KEDEM Progressive SynagogueWorking BeeNoVolunteering at the Avalon Centre. Avalon is run entirely by volunteers to assist those who have been forgotten, overlooked and left behind. This includes the homeless, people with mental health and physical problems and disabilities, the elderly, refugees and anyone else who may benefit from our support Services offered at Avalon include: The Drop-In, The Homeless and Clothes Distribution Programme, Day with Avalon trips and The Saturday Getaway Programme. Avalon also offers individual support. On Mitzvah Day we will be undertaking various tasks including sorting of clothes, gardening, cleaning the kitchen and other areas of the centre.AdultsVIC-Malvern East
KEDEM Progressive SynagogueCollectathonYesKEDEM will be COLLECTING SUNGLASSES NEW & PRE-LOVED PRESCRIPTION GLASSES which will make their way to isolated villages in PNG with the help of the offices of Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Federal Member for Higgins, Victoria and Warren Entsch MP, Federal Member for Leichhardt, NSW, who will organise the glasses to be taken to Cairns. Warren’s wife Yolonde, volunteers on a YWAM ship and will make sure the glasses go to people in desperate need who live in remote and isolated villages in Papua New Guinea.
Drop off locations: KEDEM services at the King David School, 520 Orrong Rd, Armadale, Victoria or the office of Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Suite 1 / 1343 Malvern Rd., Malvern.
Kehilat Nitzan Food VanSocial InclusionYesPreparing and serving food from a food van to disadvantaged people in Port Melbourne area.
If you are under 18 or want to bring children please ring Debra on 0418559800 to discuss.
ENQUIREOver 18 years oldVIC-Port Melbourne
Kehilat NitzanBlood Bank DonationYesThe Kehilat Nitzan Blood Drive has been an integral part of Mitzvah Day since its inception, and we gladly welcome all adults (16+) who wish to donate either blood, plasma or platelets at the Red Cross Blood Bank donation centre in Caulfield South.
Kehilat Nitzan run this blood drive in partnership with Magen David Adom Victoria.
To register for blood donation on Mitzvah Day 2017, please contact Jeanette Mecoles on or 0438 579 238.
We welcome both new donors and existing blood donors. Note that Blood Bank eligibility conditions apply, and pre-registration for a donation timeslot is essential - on this very busy day for the Blood Bank.
Available timeslots for Mitzvah Day 2017 are filling up fast, so contact Jeanette now.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield South
KOGOWorking BeeYesSorting and wrapping the collected items on Mitzvah DayENQUIREAllVIC-Armadale
KOGOCollectathonYesWe are collecting new items that are suitable for Christmas gifts for children of all ages who are living in refuges from domestic violence.ENQUIREAllVIC-Armadale
Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive JudaismMake and ShareYes1. Preparing desserts and salads to be distributed to the hungry in Alma Park, in collaboration with Temple Beth Israel’s Nourish program.
2. Making “fidget blankets” for people with vision impairment and dementia.
3. Making greeting cards / letters / art work (eg origami, pictures) for upcoming chagim that can be given to people in our community.

Projects will be going on from 1-4pm on 19th November. Stop by at any time, for any amount of time. We would greatly appreciate any craft materials and/or cooking ingredients.
ENQUIREKids, Teens, AdultsVIC-Kew
Liron ChoirEntertainmentNoWe shall sing at Garry Smorgon Nursing home, Freeman Street Caulfield at 1:30pmAdultsVIC-Caufield
Maccabi VictoriaCollectathonNoMaccabi Victoria are once again collecting new and pre-loved sports uniforms, sports equipment, Junior Carnival Uniforms or any other sporting apparel (still in good condition) as part of 2017 Mitzvah Day. We will be sending these to communities in need both within and outside of Australia including Cambodia , Tonga and the Cook Islands, South Africa etc with the assistance of the Reagan Milstein Foundation and NCMJFC. Any items to be donated can be dropped into the Maccabi Victoria office during office hours on and before 17 November.
Where: Level 1, 176 Bambra Road, Caulfield South 3162
Contact: (03) 9563 5885
AllVIC-Caulfield South
Magan David AdomBlood Bank DonationYesBlood Bank CollectionENQUIREAdultsVIC-South Caulfield
Menora Charity FundOtherYesA team of wonderful Menora volunteers for a Swap Meet at Karrinyup Shopping Centre.
A garage and flea market is held at Menora Charity.
Mount Scopus Memorial College FKI CampusEntertainmentNoDifferent groups of children from FKI will be singing to different groups of elderly people in the community. Some will visit BUPA, some the social club at Caulfield Shul and others Arcare on Kooyong RD. This will be either a few days before or after Mitzvah day.KidsVIC-South Caulfield
Mount Scopus Memorial CollegeEntertainmentNoA walking excursion to Bupa Aged Care facility to sing and entertain the residents. The children will present some residents with hand made gifts. Staff and parents will escort the children.KidsVIC-Caulfield South
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (WA)OtherNoMaking up house warming baskets for women who are leaving a women’s refuge to live on their own, away from their abusive partner.AdultsWA-Coolbinia
NCJWA(Vic)Make and ShareNoWe are making gift bags of toiletries and treats to deliver to clients of Community Information Glen Eira who require emergency relief.AdultsVIC-Caulfield North
NCJWA(Vic)Make and ShareYesPairing up with KOGOENQUIRETeens, AdultsVIC-Armadale
Nitzanim SingersSunshine for SeniorsNoNitzanim Singers will be singing in Hebrew, English and Yiddish at aged care facility Graceland Manor.ENQUIREAllVIC-City of Glen Eira
North Shore Temple EmanuelCollectathonYesWe are partnering with Mummies Paying it Forward, a Sydney-based charity organisation aimed at providing the essentials to those most in need. We are collecting donations of new items such as clothing, toys and toiletries for distribution to the wide range of charities supported by Mummies Paying it Forward. On Mitzvah Day we will be sorting and wrapping the items, as well as making beaded bracelets as gifts.ENQUIREAllNSW-Chatswood
Our Big KitchenCookathonNoJewish Care and Our Big Kitchen- Our Kitchen Hand

Participants of Our Kitchen hand will come to OBK and bake biscuits to go to the clown doctor and hospitals.
This will run at 12:30pm Wednesday, Thursday 15, 16 November 2017 Our Kitchen Hand is a program geared to train young adults with disabilities cooking skills.
Our Kitchen TableMake and ShareYesWe will be doing the following:
* finishing off product making
* packaging products,
* sticking labels on,
* writing cards,
* tying ribbons
Perth Hebrew CongregationCookathonNoBaking biscuits to donate to the needy.KidsWA-Menora
Perth Kids CanCollectathonYes#itsinthebag campaign - Share the Dignity

You have the power to make life better for a woman or girl experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas. Donate to our Christmas collection “It’s In The Bag”. Provide pads and tampons, personal hygiene products and everyday luxuries to homeless women, women at risk or women experiencing domestic violence. It’s simple. First of all, choose a handbag you no longer use. Then, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special, pop in a thoughtful note or Christmas card and show her someone cares. Show her that she matters because everyone deserves to feel that way.
Next time you’re at the shops, collect a few items for your Christmas handbag. No matter how you celebrate Christmas with your family, this will be the most meaningful and appreciated gift you give this year.

What goes in the bag?
Your handbag can be packed full of useful things and little luxuries for someone experiencing homelessness or in crisis. So what does a woman need? Chances are, she needs the same personal care and sanitary items you need. Especially relevant items are those little things you need everyday, from your toothbrush to your hairbrush. Because nobody should go without life’s little essentials.
Sholem Aleichem CollegeOtherNoPay It Forward - the students will be undertaking a Pay It Forward project, where students will try and turn one mitzvah into mitzvahs that reach the entire school.KidsVIC-Elsternwick
Stand UpFun DayYesStand Up's Mitzvah Day Community Picnic is a celebration of the friendship between the Jewish and Sudanese communities. The day will include soccer and basketball, arts and crafts activities, music, singing and dancing, henna and face painting, an animal farm, BBQ lunch and much more.

Partnering with the King David School, the Stand Up Mitzvah Day Community Picnic will be held at the junior campus in Armadale.
Please contact us if you would like to volunteer on the day or for more information.
Activities will be run for all ages!
Temple Beth IsraelMake and ShareYesFloral Acts of Kindness 10am - 12pm
Create flower bouquets to be presented to residents of aged care homes.

See attached Flyer: 2017 Mitzvah Day flyer -TBI.pdf. Use this link to sign-up
Temple Beth IsraelWorking BeeNoSort donated goods at St Kilda Mum's warehouse 10am - 1pm

See attached Flyer: 2017 Mitzvah Day flyer -TBI.pdf. Use this link to sign-up
All VIC-St Kilda
Temple Beth IsraelSunshine for SeniorsYesSing at aged care centres with choir 9am - 2.30pm

See attached Flyer: 2017 Mitzvah Day flyer -TBI.pdf. Use this link to sign-up
Temple Beth IsraelMake and ShareYesWrap lavender heat packs which will be included in Bags of Love by Impact for Women 1pm - 3pm

See attached Flyer: 2017 Mitzvah Day flyer -TBI.pdf. Use this link to sign-up
Temple Beth IsraelSocial InclusionYesFamily picnic at Melbourne Zoo with refugee/asylum seeker families 10am- 2pm

See attached Flyer: 2017 Mitzvah Day flyer -TBI.pdf. Use this link to sign-up

If you would like to assist in preparing meals for the family picnic, join us at TBI on Friday 17 Nov: 9am - 3pm
Temple DavidCollectathonYesTemple David is collecting no longer used spectacles (of all types, reading glasses, sun glasses, etc). After we have collected them and deposited them with Ezekiel Eyes, they will get dispatched to one of the prisons whose inmates have been trained to measure and catalogue them prior to being sent to Cambodia.ENQUIREAllWA-Mt Lawley
The Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO)CollectathonYesWe are collecting the following items for various charities:
- baby goods
- batteries
- bicycles
- children's books
- clothing
- DVDs, CDs, cassettes, floppy disks, etc
- IT equipment
- mobile phones
- musical instruments
- pots and pans
- spectacles/ glasses
- towels/ bed sheets/ pillow cases
- toiletries/ make up
- used stamps

More information can be found on our website:
Torah4ThaliaCollectathonYesThalia died tragically on 20th January 2017 whilst out with her mother and sister in Bourke Street, Melbourne. Thalia was almost Bat Mitzvah age and was looking forward to this momentous event in a Jewish girls life.
In April 2018 on the day she would have had her Bat Mitzvah, a Sefer Torah will be delivered to the shule that had been part of her community.
The project is to provide an opportunity for as many Jewish children to participate in the writing of the Sefer Torah in solidarity with Thalia by buying for a small fee their name. Wherever possible the Sofar will visit schools and write their letters in front of them.
WIZO KidsCookathonNoPreparing sandwiches for kids who kids who go to school hungry.KidsVIC-Malvern
WIZO MasadaCollectathonYesWIZO Masada is supporting COMMUNITY INFORMATION GLEN EIRA by collecting bags of non-perishable goods (including toiletries) for needy people and family in the Glen Eira area.

Everyone is welcome to join with WIZO Masada and support our MITZVAH DAY 2017 efforts.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Greater Melbourne
WIZO VictoriaFun DayYesWIZO Victoria will have a stall at the Yavneh Community Fair on November 19th. We will ask children to make something so that we can send to the children in WIZO's care in Israel.ENQUIREAllVIC-Elsternwick
Zehoo - NitzanCookathonNoZehoo Children's Program will be baking goods to donate to the Food Van which operates out of Port Melbourne.KidsVIC-Caulfield
ZOOZ Israeli DancingSunshine for SeniorsNoA group of ZOOZ female dancers will perform a variety of Israeli dances for the residents of Gary Smorgon House - lasting about 45 mins.AdultsVIC-Caulfield