Projects 2021

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Group/OrganisationProject TypeOpen to AllDescriptionJoin ProjectAge GroupState-Suburb
Aust Friends of the Hebrew University, WA DivisionCollectathonYesCollecting items for 'Little Things For Tiny Tots' including nappies, swaddles/blankets, baby clothes, nappy rash cream, baby wipes, new teats & bottles and baby gifts.ENQUIREAllWA-Dianella
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic)OtherYesPhotographing Headstones - Adass Israel Cemetery
We are undertaking to photograph all headstones in the Adass Israel Cemetery in Springvale. This project provides the details and photographs to be included in the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR) database ( and the images will also be available on the Melbourne Chevra Kadisha online database.
Bring masks and must be double vaccinated.
B'nai B'rith & JECOCollectathonYesReverse 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 go to or see this form:
B'nai B'rith Hatikvah UnitWorking BeeNoCalico Dolls for the Royal Children's Hospital
Team of Hatikvah members cut doll shapes from calico. The dolls are stitched, stuffed and sewn up but not decorated. They are then delivered to the Royal Children's Hospital and distributed by the Life Therapy Unit to children who attend for various procedures. The dolls are used for comfort and for demonstrating some procedures to allay the children's anxieties.
B'nai B'rith NSW (BBYO)CookathonNoBYO Mitzvah cook off
Our BBYO teens will be cooking at Our Big Kitchen. All food will be donated to feed people in need.
B'nai B'rithOtherYesBBVic Menorah 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. COVID restrictions permitting, they will be presented at 7:30pm on Mitzvah Day at Beth Weizmann. Alternatively, presentations will take place online via Zoom.
Tickets are free but bookings are essential. Book through
Presentation of the Awards will be followed by a talk by Andrew Strum QC.
Bnai Brith Unit AkibaCollectathonYesCollection of non perishable groceries to be donated to Glen Eira Zcouncil for distribution to needy members of the community.
Please click ENQUIRE and the project team will advise where donations can be dropped off.
C CareCollectathonNoC Care Non Perishables Collection Drive
C Care offers food relief and social connection to community members who needs it most. We offer a pantry service to our recipients that is rapidly increasing on a weekly basis. We would welcome donations of non perishable items most needed by our recipient community. These include:
Canned good such as, chickpeas, tomatoes, tuna, salmon, sardines, beetroot, pineapple, and other items such as pasta, rice and sugar. Miscellaneous items such as toiletries are also useful.
AllVIC-St Kilda East
Canterbury Hebrew CongregationWorking BeeYesWorking bee to help sort and tidy the storage area belonging to The Christchurch Aunties, an organisation which helps women and their children who have suffered violence and other types of abuse. People donate things for these people so they can set up home. We will also be putting together bags of kitchen things. For the younger children there will be a card making activity.ENQUIREAllChristchurch, New Zealand
Carmel High SchoolOtherYesThe Jewish Studied staff will be volunteering at Menora Charity for the day of Mitzvah Day on Sunday the 21st of November 2021.ENQUIREAllWA-Yokine
Carmel Primary SchoolCollectathonYesAs part of Mitzvah Day, the Year 3s are doing a stationery drive to collect stationery for an organisation called GIVE WRITE. They collect stationery and distribute it to under privileged children for the start of the school year. All Primary School students are encouraged to bring things to add to the collection box.ENQUIREAllWA-Yokine
Carmel SchoolCollectathonNoAs a school, we are raising money for Beyond Blue through various fundraisers. Beyond Blue is a suicide hotline and raises suicide awareness for teenagers and adults.TeensWA-Dianella
Emanuel Synagogue (Social Justice Committee)CollectathonNoLatke Bags
With the support of Mazon, Emanuel Synagogue mitzvah day volunteers will be creating and packing gift bags for Channuka to distribute to Jewish families in need who would benefit from receiving this pack to help them celebrate the festival Channuka.
Gift bags will include all raw ingredients to make latkes, a dreidl, channuka gelt, a special message for Channuka and the latke recipe.
A link to a video will be included on how to make latkes, made by Emanuel Synagogue volunteers specially for this project.
Our project is occurring a week after Mitzvah day on Sunday 28 October 10-12pm to coincide with first day of Channuka.
Friends and FamilyCollectathonYesCollecting for Glenallen Special School
We are collecting much needed items for the playgrounds of Glenallen School. The school caters for students with physical disabilities, severe health impairments while providing learning programs for students with a broad range of intellectual abilities. Current students have complex needs and often multiple disabilities. There are 3 Large outdoor spaces where children play and enjoy. They need more outdoor toys, balls, dolls, prams, sand toys, garden games, gardening equipment like forks and spades, pretend play toys such as plastic food. All the toys/ activities need to be large, robust and appropriate for outdoor play. Contact Robyn for more details.
Helping HandCollectathonNoA helping hand
Collecting gifts for Christmas for needy families, in particular those that have lost their income during the Covid Crisis.
Everything must be brand new please. All gifts will be wrapped individually labeled according to age, male/female, etc
These gifts will be given to Gina's Cheerful Givers in the Seaford area who will distribute to hundreds of needy people.
Igniting ChangeOtherYesFood relief
Igniting Change is a deliberately tiny charity, passionate about sparking big, positive change for people doing it tough in our communities. We create connections between those who wish to help and those in need of support. Through our partnered charities and grass-root connections we reach families and individuals that may otherwise be forgotten. We have been providing food relief for communities severely impacted by COVID-19, as always led by the organisations dealing directly with them. These include Collingwood Neighbourhood House, looking after the residents of the Richmond and Collinwood housing towers, Frankston Community support and Africause, working with refugee and asylum seeker families in the northern and western suburbs who have been severely impacted by COVID. The main need at the moment is for food vouchers. The vouchers allow people the dignity to purchase what they need.
To send vouchers or for any other correspondence please email
IrisimCollectathonNoWe are collecting vouchers to donate to Caring Mums in honour of our late members, Ruth, Irene and Nurit.AdultsVIC-Caulfield
Jewish Care VictoriaEntertainmentNoConducting various activities with our elders and clients living with a disability.
We will be hosting activities in our Residential Aged Care Home in Windsor, Carnegie and Caulfield as well disability services clients living in supported accommodation.
Jewish National Fund (JNF) VictoriaOtherNoOn the 2021 Mitzvah Day, we will join with our volunteers to C Care’s project in making food for those who need it.AllVIC-St Kilda East
KEDEM Synagogue CommunityCollectathonNoCollecting groceries to be donated to Project Dignity Crisis Relief Program for distribution to refugee and asylum seeker families.AdultsVIC-Malvern East
Kehilat NitzanFood RescueNoFood distribution to homeless and to rooming houses in St Kilda
Preparing and distributing nourishing sandwiches, frittata, fruit, baked goods to people living on the streets and in rooming houses in the St Kilda area.
Kehilat NitzanOtherNoLunch in the park with elderly Jewish residents from housing flats. NCJW are providing kosher meals and Our Kitchen Table is making muffins. Kehilat Nitzan volunteers will be distributing the food and chatting with the residents about how they have coped with lockdown and how they feel with their new freedoms etc. Many of the residents have felt very isolated so this will be a lovely social event for them.AdultsVIC-Caufield
Kids Giving BackFood RescueNoCook4Good - families prepare and deliver meals for those vulnerable in our communityKids, Teens, AdultsNSW-Paddington
Magen David Adom AustraliaBlood Bank DonationYesMitzvah Day Community Blood Drive
Help support Magen David Adom Australia, Lifeblood Australia & Mitzvah Day by giving the gift of life and donating blood / plasma.
Mazon AustraliaCollectathonYesStreet Pantry Collection
We currently have two street pantries: one at Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Road, East St Kilda and the other at Notting Hill Neighbourhood House, 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting Hill. A third street pantry is coming soon. Please drop non-perishable food items and toiletries at one of the street pantries or contact us at for other drop-off locations. For more information, please visit our website
Menora Foundation (incorp Jewish Care WA)OtherYesWoodrow Lane garage sale
Garage sale within the warehouse
You can find us on Facebook trading as "Woodrow Lane"
Menora Foundation (incorp Jewish Care WA)OtherYesMenora Chanukah Sunshine Packs
We will be assembling the Menora Sunshine packs to be distributed on Channukah for the children of our wonderful families who benefit from the hand of kindness.
Mount Scopus Memorial College GBHOtherNoWriting letters to thank essential workers The children will write letters of thanks to essential services workers during the pandemic.KidsVIC-East St Kilda
National Council of Jewish Women Australia (NCJWA) VICCollectathonNoCollect donations of small toiletries and gift items to make up gift bags which are distributed to disadvantaged clients of Community Information Support Glen Eira (CISGE)AdultsVIC-Caulfield
National Council of Jewish Women Australia (NCJWA) WAMake and ShareYesNCJWA Family Mitzvah Day
Bring your families and join us in making Hannukah sunshine packs for the wonderful Menora families.
Nov 21 11am -1pm
11am - Card and poster making at Maccabi Cafe
11:45am - Donation and Mitzvah Day talk at Menora Charity
12pm - Meet at Maccabi Cafe and playground (bbq available for purchase)
Donations of $5-$10 gift vouchers from Target/Kmart etc or small gifts such as crayons /Lego (only new please) are very welcome
North Shore Temple EmanuelOtherYesHonouring front line health workers
Front line health workers are still working extra hard in COVID and ICU wards in Sydney. Our Mitzvah Day project involves collecting food to drop off at three major hospitals. Health workers work long shifts and often don't get time to go and buy food for themselves.
The children at our Hebrew school will be making cards to thank staff in these wards. The cards will be delivered with the food.
Port Phillip Community GroupCollectathonYesShare the Food
Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG) is a small, not-for-profit providing services to individuals and families from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diverse set of needs. People using our services may be managing multiple and complex issues such as mental and physical health needs, housing insecurity, family violence, chronically low income, drug and alcohol dependency, and unemployment.

Our Share the Food program supports people within the community who are struggling to support themselves as a result of the impacts of COVID or due to chronic hardship.
To make it easy we have prepared this list of food items we know are always needed.
You can find more information on this program and PPCG at
ENQUIREAllVIC-Port Melbourne
Rotary Club of SubiacoCollectathonYesBook Collectathon
We are collecting books for all ages and of all genres. Please contact us for collection.
S-ProjectCollectathonYesS-Project Collectathon for Very Special Kids
The S-Project was founded in 2017 in memory of Saul Lurie, to raise funds for art and creative therapies, for children or adolescents who are undergoing Cancer treatments, or in Palliative Care. Very Special Kids Hospice and Family Support Services in Malvern cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services.

This year, Mitzvah Day falls on the the same day as Very Special Kids' end of year family day.

We are collecting items that will go into gift hampers for each family, and as a result, each item needs to be equitable. We would be very grateful for donations of a pack of 12 textas. These will need to be delivered before Wed 17th November, in order to be delivered and packed before Sunday 21 November.

Thanks in advance for helping to enrich the lives of those affected by life threatening illnesses, and for helping to create community.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Bentleigh East
Socks 4 Support

CollectathonYesCollection of socks to distribute to those in need.
Also see Facebook - socks4support and Instagram - socks4support
Souper KitchenCookathonYesSouper Kitchen's Mitzvah Day Cook-Off
Join us as we cook again for people in need in our community!
Please join us only if you are feeling well and don't have cold/flu symptoms or fever, haven't been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, are not in isolation or expecting COVID-19 testing results.
Please choose one of the 2-hour cooking sessions you can attend and make a true difference in our fight against food insecurity. Thank you!
Register at:
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield North
St Kilda Mums

OtherYesPlease donate items for families who are experiencing disadvantage:
* nappies and baby wipes
* unopened baby toiletries such as bath wash, nappy cream, body lotion, toothbrushes & toothpaste
* unopened toiletries for the whole family such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrushes & toothpaste
Temple Beth IsraelWorking BeeYesBags of Love
We are making Bags of Love for impact. Please join us to collate these bags to be distributed to women in refuges who are fleeing domestic abuse with 'bags of love'. These are shopping bags full of various gifts that are distributed for festivals and holidays like Mothers Day and Christmas. All materials are provided, we just require some handy volunteers.
ENQUIREKids, Teens, AdultsVIC-Bentleigh
Temple DavidCollectathonYesProviding a drop off location for the Temple David community to donate Share the Dignity bags, as a part of their #ItsInTheBag campaign. This project will also allow the Temple David community to build bags together to contribute what they can.ENQUIREAllWA-Mount Lawley
The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive JudaismWorking BeeYesSome on-line and some in person events.
1. Living in a COVID-19 Word panel discussion 10am
2. Card Making 1:30pm
3. Neighborhood Cleanup 2:00
4. Mulitcultural Short Film on Doing Mitzvot 2:30pm

Please contact Deborah on ENQUIRE to register to participate in any of the events on-line or in person.
Wetland WarriorsWorking BeeNoWetland Warriors
Helping to clean up local wetlands so locals and local wildlife can enjoy a clean and healthy wetland environment.
Kids, Teens, AdultsVIC-Hampton Park
WIZO KIDSCollectathonNoWinja Ulupna Women's Recovery Centre Pamper Packs
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 Winja Ulupna Recovery Centre in St Kilda– a centre for Indigenous Women supporting their health and emotional needs.
We are asking you to drop off gift items to help fill Christmas Packs going to many women who won’t be able to spend the festive season with their families.
Donation ideas of new items such as: perfume, hand cream, body lotion, dried fruit, chocolates, biscuits, costume jewellery, makeup and nail polish would be greatly appreciated.

Please drop off at 40 College St Elsternwick between 10am - 3pm.
WIZO Masada and WIZO MatanCollectathonYesCollection of non-perishable food items & toiletries for local community people "doing it tough" during these COVID times.ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield & surrounding area