Projects 2019

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  • Open to All = Yes then the Project is open for anyone to join; if you wish to Join this Project, click ENQUIRE to contact the Group
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GroupProject TypeOpen to AllDescriptionJoin ProjectAge GroupState-Suburb
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic)OtherYesPhotographing Headstones at Melbourne General Cemetery, CarltonENQUIREAdultsVIC-Carlton
B'nai B'rith
Fellowship Group
Sunshine for SeniorsNoConcert & afternoon tea for senior citizensAdultsVIC-Ormond
B'nai B'rith Hatikvah UnitOtherNoMaking 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.AdultsVIC-Balwyn
B'nai B'rith NSWBlood Bank DonationYesRegistration for Gift of Life Australia To help find life saving tissue matches for those who need.ENQUIREAdultsNSW-Kensington
Beit Shalom SynagogueCookathonNoOur Cheder students will be baking lots and lots of biscuits for clients of Catherine House, a shelter for homeless women here in Adelaide.KidsSA-Hackney
Brighton Hebrew Congregation
CookathonYesPie 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.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Brighton East
Burger Centre
together with
Emanuel School
OtherNoGift 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 ( 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 MatanSocial InclusionYesFREE 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:
ENQUIREAllVIC-Port Melbourne
Caulfield Shule - Caulfield BubsEntertainmentYesJoin PJ Library and Cauflield Bubs, for an awesome concert by renowned Jewish Children's entertainer and educator Rebecca Schoffer from New York.
Register now:
Elsternwick Jewish CommunityCookathonYesPie 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.
Emanuel Synagogue - Social Justice CommitteeGreen ProjectYesBeach 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
Emmy Monash Aged Care and Darchei ShalomCookathonNoResidents, 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.AdultsVIC-Caulfield North
Friends of St Kilda MumsWorking BeeYesWe will be sorting donations at the St Kilda Mums ( 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
Habonim Dror PerthOtherNoHabo chanichim from Year 9-12 engaging in a peula about charity and then volunteering with Menora Charity Fund from 3pm to 5pm.TeensWA-Yokine
Hatzofim Israeli ScoutsCookathonNoWe will be cooking soup for people in the North Shore Synagogue community who are in need of a healthy meal.Kids, TeensNSW-Lindfield
Hobart Hebrew CongregationMake it GrowYesThe 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.ENQUIREAllTAS-Hobart
IrisimSunshine for SeniorsNoAfternoon tea and entertainment for selected elderly citizens.AdultsVIC-Caulfield
Jewish Care - Gary Smorgon HouseSunshine for SeniorsYesWe 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.ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield
Jewish Care - Montefiore homes & Smorgon Family Nursing HomeSunshine for SeniorsYesWe 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.
Time: 10am-2pm
Jewish Environmental
Coalition (JECO) and
B'nai B'rith Unit Gesher
Green ProjectYesThe 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
Jewish National Fund of QueenslandWorking BeeYesThe 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.
Jewish Womens Awakenings (JWA)HostingYesTo 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
Kedem SynagogueCookathonNoKedem 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.
AdultsVIC-Malvern East
Kehilat Nitzan Food VanFood RescueYesPreparing 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.ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Port Melbourne
Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive JudaismFun DayYes1. 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
Time: 1-3pm
Little Things for Tiny TotsWorking BeeYesLittle 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.
ENQUIREAdultsWA-Tuart Hill
Magen David AdomBlood Bank DonationYesMagen David Adom will run a Blood Drive on Mitzvah Day 2019, between 1pm – 3pm.

To Register for blood donations please email 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 for more information.
Mitzvah day groupiesCollectathonYesWe 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.ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield North
Mount Scopus Memorial
College GBH Kinders
OtherNoEach Kinder Room will do their own Mitzvah on that day.KidsVIC-St Kilda East
My Daughter's Party CollectionCollectathonNoAt my daughter's birthday party, we will be collecting specific items for JECO's Mitzvah Day program.TeensVIC-Glen Iris
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia WA SectionOtherNoMaking up Housewarming baskets for a Women’s Refuge.AllWA-Dianella
NCJWA VICCollectathonNoWe are collecting small toiletries, etc and making up gift bags to be distributed to disadvantaged people living in the local community.AllVIC-Caulfield North
Nitzanim SingersSunshine for SeniorsYesBringing joy through music to members of our community in residential care.ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield
North Shore Temple EmanuelCollectathonYesWe 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
NSTE Teen Torah Tag TeamCookathonNoTeens 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.TeensNSW-North Sydney
Our Kitchen TableMake and ShareYesOur 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:
Perth Hebrew CongregationCookathonNoTeens baking biscuits to donate to the needy.TeensWA-Menora
PJ LibraryEntertainmentYesPJ 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:
ENQUIREKidsVIC-North Cauflield
Sholem Aleichem CollegeMake and ShareNoSholem 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.KidsVIC-Elsternwick
Souper KitchenCookathonYesJoin 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:
Stand UpFun DayYesStand 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: Proudly supported by The King David School.
TBI TamidMake and ShareNoAt TBI Tamid (our Judaism and Hebrew supplementary program) we will be making puzzle bags for children of asylum seekers.KidsVIC-St Kilda East
Temple Beth IsraelEntertainmentYesSING 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.
ENQUIREAll VIC-St Kilda and Caulfield
Temple Beth IsraelOtherYesHELPING 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
ENQUIRETeens, AdultsVIC-St Kilda
Temple Beth IsraelCookathonYesLETS 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).
ENQUIRETeens, AdultsVIC-St Kilda
Temple David CongregationCollectathonYesCollecting soft plush toys for Wheelchairs for Kids. These toys are sent with wheelchairs to kids in need all over the world.ENQUIREAllWA-Mount Lawley
The Menora CharityOtherYesGarage 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.
Vincent Community KitchenFood RescueYesSaving food from landfill and building community. Come along to cook, socialise and eat: Cook from 3pm; Eat at 6pm.ENQUIREAllWA-North Perth
WIZO MasadaFood RescueYesWe 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!
ENQUIREAllVIC-Glen Eira City Council municipality
WIZO WACollectathonNoWe will be collecting socks and underwear for both children and adults which will then be distributed to the needy in Perth.KidsWA-Yokine
ZOOZ Israeli DancingSunshine for SeniorsNoA selection of lively Israeli dances to be performed by members of our ZOOZ women only class to entertain the residents.AdultsVIC-Caulfield