Projects 2020

Are you looking to join a registered project? Scan the registered projects below and click ENQUIRE to contact the Group.

  • 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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Group/OrganisationProject TypeOpen to AllDescriptionJoin ProjectAge GroupState-Suburb
:Challah BakerMake and ShareYesMake Bake Give Challah
Making challah is a lot of fun and of course delicious to eat. It's also very special to make a challah to give to someone else to enjoy. Challah can be made any day of the week and Mitzvah Day is a great day to do it! My idea is to make a challah to give away, or make one to keep and one to give away, or you could make more to give away if you would like. You can then choose who to give your challah to. This could be a neighbour, or someone who lives alone, someone who is unwell or a family member who would enjoy this surprise from you.

Please enquire for the recipe and instructions.
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic)OtherYesZoom Presentation by Hannah Sweetman titled From Verona to London. My Family's German & European AncestryENQUIREAdultsVIC
B'nai B'rith Fellowship GroupSeasonal CheerNoWe normally put on a concert for senior citizens but in this Covid year, we will visit (if permitted) or contact the people on our listAdultsVIC-Caulfield
B'nai B'rith Unit AkibaCollectathonYesCollectathon of food items, toiletries and household items
We are collecting non-perishable food items (with a use-by-date that is AFTER 1st March 2021) as well as toiletries and other useful household items, for distribution to needy residents of the City of Glen Eira. We welcome all contributions to this most worthwhile project. To arrange for the drop-off or collection of goods, or for any enquiries, please contact Helen (ENQUIRE)
ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield North
B'nai B'rith Unit Gesher-Rabin & JECO/JCNCollectathonYesReverse Garage Sale / Collect-a-thon
B'nai B'rith Unit Gesher-Rabin, the B'nai B'rith Environment Group and The Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) will be collecting 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 this form (Reverse Garage Sale - flyer 2020.pdf).
B'nai B'rith VictoriaOtherYesMenorah Awards
The B'nai B'rith Menorah Awards are presented annually to members of the Jewish Community who have performed voluntary work of benefit to the community, usually over a long period. This year for the first time they will be presented online via Zoom on Mitzvah Day, from 7.30pm.
This year we have five awardees – Raizel Fogel, Claude Fromm, Vicky Grosser, Geoff Sandler and Marianne Schwarz. Presentation of their awards will be followed by a talk by Sally Capp, the 104th Lord Mayor of Melbourne and an inspiring speaker and role model.
Tickets are free but bookings are essential. Book through
B’nai B’rith Hatikvah UnitOtherYesAs our usual project, making Calico Dolls for Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation (which we have been doing all year even with COVID-19 restrictions by allocating to individuals) could not be included this year because unable to get together on Mitzvah Day we are, instead, collecting non-perishable foods for the Salvation Army.ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Doncaster
BBVicEntertainmentYesMitzvah Day Concert
BBVic Showcase: fostering Jewish musical youth has moved to an online platform in 2020. We want to engage a group of our young musicians, 8-25 years of age, to play and participate in a live-streamed event from our channel: The young musicians will gain valuable performance experience. Traditionally our young musicians play live at community functions and for the Elders. We will edit a concert from both pre-recorded and live performances.
From 1.30pm-3.30pm we will live-stream the event. Audience members can attend on a pay per view basis of $10 through trybooking. After the concert, the film will be edited and released for replay at community functions and for the Elders.
Beit Shalom SynagogueCookathonNoBiscuit Baking
We are planning to bake up dozens of biscuits for the clients of Catherine House, a shelter for homeless women in Adelaide.
Board of Jewish Education NSW (BJE)Social InclusionNoBJE/Friendship Circle
BJE is joining forces with Friendship Circle, organising 4 Sunday morning soccer sessions. BJE teens will be taking part in fun activities together with teenagers with special needs.
TeensNSW-Eastern Suburbs, Sydney
Board of Jewish Education NSW (BJE)OtherNojwave Food Drive
jwave parent volunteers are planning a food drive whereby jwave families will help to collect non-perishable food, high school students will pack hampers of food and primary school students will either make cards or participate in some other age-appropriate way. jwave will be partnering with OzHarvest and the collection will happen in November and the packing of hampers in December. jwave is a new initiative of BJE that brings together families outside of the Jewish day school system to connect, explore and share Jewish experiences, friendships and community.
C CareSocial InclusionYesConnecting our community through food and friendship
Join us at a C Care session on 15th November, to connect our community through food and friendship.
Sign up for a session here
The session bookings will only open on Saturday night 7th of November.
If you see a message that reads: “We don’t seem to have your details as a C Care Volunteer, please click on the Register Volunteer Link in this page so we can get you registered. Thank you.” Please click here where you can register as a volunteer. Once completed you will be able to book in via this page after 1 hour.
Carmel SchoolCollectathonNoWorking at Menora charity garage sale
Collecting toys and items for Chanukah sunshine packs made by Menora charity for children of families in need in the community.
Chabad Malvern's Giving Kitchen

CookathonYesOur Giving Kitchen Charity Cook-off
Chabad Malvern's Giving Kitchen is responding to the Covid crisis that is affecting our community with a Charity C00k-off, making nourishing meals to be distributed to families in crisis.
Emmy Monash Aged Care & Darchei Shalom
CookathonNoResidents and staff, joined virtually by 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
FoodFilled & StandUpFood RescueYesFoodFilled x StandUp FoodDrive
Come and donate your non-perishable food items at the FoodFilled hub (2-16 Selwyn St, Elsternwick) between 11-2pm on Sunday the 15th of November. All donated food will be distributed to a variety of charities, with a specific emphasis on StandUp's Refugee partner organisations.
Find more information about these organisations FoodFilled and StandUp
Friends and FamilyCollectathonYesNappy Collective
2020 has certainly been a challenging year but even more reason to do a mitzvah. Nappy stress is the experience of families not having enough nappies to change their children as often as they need to. A family experiencing nappy stress is likely to cut back on other essentials like food in order to access nappies. So clean out the cupboards and find those left over nappies or hit the shops and buy some new ones…..
Let’s see how many nappies we can collectively donate to mums and bubs in need. Come along, bring your donations and help us sort the nappies for those in need.
IrisimOtherNoWe are walking in memory of a recently deceased friend and member and donating to Caring Mums which is an organisation very close to her heart.AdultsVIC
Jewish Care VictoriaEntertainmentNoJCV have a number of small but joyful activities planned to engage and unite members of our organisation and community. The dedication of others, including; volunteers, community organisations, and JCV staff, Elders and clients, will see nature blossom in the homes through flower arranging, and the power of music and dance will entertain and delight everyone involved.AllVIC-Melbourne
KEDEM Synagogue CommunityCollectathonNoCollecting groceries and making meals to freeze for Project Dignity Crisis Relief. This is then delivered to students and families who are on bridging visas and have no income and no access to government support.AllVIC-Malvern East
Kehilat Nitzan
(with Our Kitchen Table)
OtherYesFood and Toiletries Distribution to the Disadvantaged in St Kilda
Volunteers from Kehilat Nitzan are preparing savoury muffins, home made cookies, fresh fruit and nutritious sandwiches. Along with volunteers from Our Kitchen Table who are making pamper packs, this will all be distributed personally to residents in rooming houses in St Kilda. These residents are all experiencing stress and hardship in some way.
Liron ChoirCollectathonNoMembers of the Liron choir are helping the ABCA organisation (Australian Books for Children of Africa), to pack up books for a shipment to Africa in November. The books will then be distributed to children in rural Africa. The majority of children there are impoverished and deprived of adequate education resources.AdultsVIC-Caulfield South
Magen David Adom AustraliaBlood Bank DonationNoBlood Drive
Donors will donate much needed blood or plasma at the Blood Bank in Caulfield.

Adults, TeensVIC-Caulfield
March of the Living AustraliaOtherYesMarch of the Living's Global Kristallnacht Initiative 2020
With the upcoming 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht – The Night of the Broken Glass – on November 9th, please join this global initiative spearheaded by International March of the Living in partnership with its sister/brother organisations around the world, to pledge our commitment and shed light on the fight against antisemitism, racism in general, hatred, bigotry and intolerance of all kinds and towards all peoples.

This is a virtual continuous campaign where people are invited to:
1. Write and submit their own personal messages/pledges of support on-line on a dedicated website

2. On the 9th of November we are asking people / schools / institutions / houses of prayer to leave their lights on as a symbolic gesture showing their solidarity with this cause. Also on this day, the Frankfurt Jewish community’s 100-year-old Westend Synagogue as well as the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem will be illuminated with all the on-line messages.

3. On November 10th at 11:00AM Australian Easter Standard Time, the International March of the Living, The Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience at Rutgers University, and the Jüdischen Gemeinde Frankfurt will present a specially produced media event which will air on the website – for further information and to pre-register, please visit
Mazon AustraliaWorking BeeNoVolunteer at St Kilda Mums
We need 20 volunteers (no children) to sort donations at St Kilda Mums in Clayton. We will be socially distancing.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mazon Australia Street Pantry.
Melbourne Jewish Book WeekHostingYesReach out with a book
Share your love of books and reading by reaching out to a friend, relative or stranger by –
* Sharing a book recommendation
* Reading a book to someone
* Lending a book to someone
* Support your local bookshop and buy a book for someone
Menora Charity Fund IncOtherYesGarage Sale
Massive garage sale - manned by Menora Volunteers including Carmel School Judaica Staff and Students and the Menora Mitzvah Teens
Time: 6.30 - 12 noon
Funds raised directed to families in need of support within our community for the month of December including Chanukah.
Menora Charity Fund Inc

CollectathonYesMenora Charity Sunshine Packs
Menora Charity would appreciate the donation of any brand new items for children and young adults to include socks, undies, stationary, toys and educational games. These goods will be packed in age appropriate packs.
These Menora Sunshine Packs will be distributed for Chanukah to families who are shown kindness by Menora Charity.
NOTE: Donations can already be dropped at the Menora Charity warehouse.
Mount Scopus Memorial College - GBHOtherNoWriting letters to thank essential workers
Children will write letters, create cards and drawings to distribute to our essential worker.
KidsVIC-St Kilda East
Mount Scopus Memorial College - KinderOtherNoEach Kinder rooms across out two campus's will be organising their own Mitzvahs within the school and community on the day.KidsVIC-Melbourne
Mount Scopus Memorial CollegeCollectathonNoWe will be doing a food drive in collaboration with Food Filled.TeensVIC
Mount Scopus Memorial SchoolOtherNoYr 4-6 will perform acts of kindness in Jewish Studies classroomsKidsVIC
CollectathonNoCollecting household items and food items for the needy in the community.AdultsWA-Yokine
NCJWA(Vic)CollectathonNoWe are making hampers for residents of a Domestic Violence ShelterAllVIC-Caulfield North
North Shore Temple EmanuelCollectathonNoReceiving donations of non-perishable food items from students and their families. Also, cleaning up rubbish around the periphery of the synagogue.KidsNSW
Our Kitchen TableMake and ShareYesHand made Mitzvah
Our Kitchen Table is continuing what we LOVE most - engaging volunteers to make a difference to the lives of people in need through craft related activities.
Join the Our Kitchen Table community (in your own home), to make a hand scrub, hot chocolate sticks and a card activity. These will all be given to the elderly living in isolation, to the aged care staff, and to disadvantaged seniors.
Please signup via
Our Kitchen Table
(with Kehilat Nitzan)
OtherYesFood and Toiletries Distribution to the Disadvantaged in St Kilda
Volunteers from Kehilat Nitzan are preparing savoury muffins, home made cookies, fresh fruit and nutritious sandwiches. Along with volunteers from Our Kitchen Table who are making pamper packs, this will all be distributed personally to residents in rooming houses in St Kilda. These residents are all experiencing stress and hardship in some way.
ReachHealthOtherYesGiving Back Program
Giving volunteers 5 free sessions of osteopathy with Dr. Boaz Gilboa at ReachHealth clinic.
Sholem Aleichem CollegeOtherNoCards for Jewish Care
Our students will be making cards for the residents at Jewish Care.
Souper KitchenWorking BeeYesSouper Packing Day
Join us this Mitzvah Day & help us pack care packages for community members in need, learn about Souper's work, make new friends and have tons of fun!
ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield North
Temple Beth Israel (Tamid)OtherNoTBI Tamid Gives Back
Our Tamid students (Prep-Year Six) will write cards and fill a bag with kindness (new goods) for primary-school aged children from refugee and asylum seeker families.
KidsVIC-Throughout Melbourne
Temple Beth IsraelOtherYes'A few suggested ideas for this Covid year. Support your local animal shelter eg; Donate non perishable food to foodbank eg; donate clean books to local street library eg; Donate baby and infant clothes to StKilda Mums; make and donate reusable masks for local charities and friends …..AllVIC
The King David SchoolSocial InclusionNoThe King David Senior School will be collecting food for Mazon Australia and writing cards to the elderly in our community with wishes and love. Students will also be facilitating bonding activities to strengthen the school community after not having much time together.AllVIC-Armadale
The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive JudaismCollectathonYesNeighborhood Clean Up/Food Drop
We will ask people to wear green and pick up litter in a neighbourhood. We will log the number of pieces collected to see how much we collectively beautified our surroundings. We will also be in certain neighbourhoods to collect non-perishable items to be delivered to a food pantry.
WIZO MasadaCollectathonYesCollecting non-perishable food and toiletries for local Jewish and non-Jewish people/families doing it tough.ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield
WIZO Matan Group with CCARE
OtherNoBuddy Boxes
Boxes of items provided to both the recipient and the buddy.
14 people booked in to the CCARE Hub pantry room on Sunday 15 Nov from 1:30pm-2:30pm.
WIZO Victoria Kids

Working BeeYesBags of Love
MITZVAH DAY is a very special day when people all over the world unite to do good deeds and help others. This year we are excited to collaborate with Impact for Women, supporting women and children fleeing Domestic Violence.

We are making lolly bags as part of their Christmas ‘Bags of Love’ to hand out to the children.

We would love your help to make these lolly bags and will be setting up a COVID safe environment to do so. We will have packing stations at a park in the Glen Eira area where we will have 30 minute shifts where each family gets to make as many lolly bags as they can.

If you wish, you may bring some new craft supplies to go into the ‘Bags of Love’. WIZO Kids will supply pre-wrapped lollies.

Children must be accompanied with an adult.
WIZO WAFood RescueNoFood collection
We are collecting non perishable food items to be packed by WIZO KIDS for distribution to a local Perth charity.