Projects 2022

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Group/OrganisationProject TypeOpen to AllDescriptionJoin ProjectAge GroupState-Suburb
Art ProjectSunshine for SeniorsNoKDS Art Project for senior residents
Practising kibud zekaynim by brightening the day at Emmy Monash Aged Care with thoughtful, colourful drawings and messages from our blossoming next generation whilst teaching them about mitzvah day ! 🙂
KidsVIC-Caulfield North
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic)OtherYesPhotographing Memorial Plaques
We are undertaking to photograph Yarhtzeit Plaques/records from synagogues and other institutions. This project provides the details and photographs to be included in the JewishGen Memorial Plaque Project
B'nai B'rith Hakiba UnitWorking BeeYesImpact for woman packing
We are packing gift bags for impact for women
Our unit is also collecting groceries for those in need in Glen Eira.
B'nai B'rith Hatikvah UnitWorking BeeNoTeam 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.AdultsVIC-Balwyn North
B'nai B'rith Hatikvah UnitMake and ShareNoDolls Project
Due to the fact that our unit is on this side of the river it is very hard for our members to the area where most of Mitzvah activities take place.
We consider because of our units establishment and continuation of our project of making calico dolls for the Royal Children's Hospital. Is also our Mitzvah Day activity. The calico dolls produced in a Sunday morning or because of covid this form of production is not possible so we use the click and collect method.
Gerry our coordinator would make up bags of Stuffing, with already produced calico material sewn up requiring stuffing and final sewing. Once complete the bags would be returned to Gerry for delivery or pick up of completed dolls.
These dolls are in constant demand from the RCH as they are used to demonstrate on the dolls what kind of procedure the children will be involved in.
AdultsVIC-North Balwyn
B'nai B'rith NSWOtherNoWomanpower Unit support for Shelter
B'nai B'rith Womanpower Unit will be sourcing and packing gifts for a Christmas party provided for women living in shelters having escaped domestic violence.
AllNSW-UNSW, Sydney
B'nai B'rith Unit Gesher-RabinGreen ProjectNoCollect-a-thon / Reverse Garage Sale
Collection of items (Reverse-Garage-Sale-flyer_2022.pdf) for reuse, repurposing or recycling.
BBYO SydneyOtherNoShabbat Picnic and Toy Collection Shelter
BBYO will run a pre Shabbat picnic, they will be collecting new toys for Christmas gifts for children living in a shelter.
TeensNSW-UNSW, Sydney
C CareSocial InclusionYesC Care Meal Delivery & Home Visits
Just 1 hour of your time this Sunday will help reduce loneliness, and encourage social connection.

Join us at C Care on Sunday 20 November 2022, to help people connect and thrive.
Visits from 3:00pm onwards - spend 5 minutes with an isolated person in Melbourne, delivering a delicious, freshly cooked meal.
Please note you do need your own car for this activity.
Visit lists will be limited to 8 people, in 1 building or close geographical location.
ENQUIRETeens, AdultsVIC-St Kilda
Canterbury Hebrew CongregationWorking BeeYesWe will be helping in the storage facility of The Christchurch Aunties. This is an organisation which helps women and their children who have had to leave abusive situations and find somewhere safe to live. We will be helping to sort out and shelve things that have been donated and also wrap presents. Some of us will also be donating things such as toiletries and gift wrapping paper we have purchased and bringing things donated by other members of the Jewish community.ENQUIREAllNew Zealand-Sockburn, Christchurch
Carmel School Parents' & Friends' Association Inc.Working BeeYesIt's a wrap - book wrap busy bee
The Carmel School Parents' & Friends' have spent the past year fundraising for new reading resources in the High School library. Now we are looking for some volunteers to channel their inner Cardi-bee and join us in covering these brand-new books and resources.

Day: Sunday 20th Nov
Time: 10 - 12pm
Location: High School Library - Carmel School
Purpose: To wrap the school's new collection of reading resources the Carmel School P&F and the community have purchased from the fundraising efforts this past year.
Looking forward to seeing you on Mitzvah Day 2022
Emanuel SynagogueGreen ProjectYesBeach and Park Clean Up - Environmental Sustainability
Clean up of Watsons Bay Beach and adjoining Robertson Park under auspices of Woollahra Council Harbour Care Program.

Clean up from 10-12 pm:
* Safety gear and tools provided
* Followed by morning tea
* Prizes for most unusual clean up find
* All ages welcome
NOTE: Safety briefing to precede the clean up. Please arrive promptly at 10am for the briefing.
Emmy Monash Aged CareFood RescueNoEmmy Monash / C Care initiative
Partnering with CCare, a community organisation supporting individuals and families experiencing food insecurity and social isolation, the residents of Emmy Monash Aged Care will join the volunteers of C Care to pack and label groceries and goods for delivery to their recipients.
This offers our residents the opportunity to "give back" to their community through a meaningful activity.. making a difference to others and to themselves.
It gives our residents huge satisfaction to be able to participate in this project.. being seen as active contributors to their community which they helped build, and know they are making a difference through their efforts to the wellbeing of others.
Family and FriendsWorking BeeYesMothers Day packing
We are working with an amazing organization called Life's Little Treasures, that provides support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of premature or sick babies. On Mitzvah day we will ne packaging their mothers day gifts that get sent around to 100's of mums in hospitals with their premmie or sick babies. We will be packing supplies they give us, and also asking for donations for things to go, such as hand creams and mini beauty products.
Gen2GenSocial InclusionYesCultures without Borders 2
This is a street art project which will involve approximately 50 young students from the ages of 13-17 from different cultures in the spirit of social activism and social inclusion to paint a wall under the theme of 'Cultures without Borders' .
Habonim Dror PerthWorking BeeYesLittle Things for Tiny Tots
Helping Little Things for Tiny Tots sort and pack baby boxes, which will assist families with new-born babies.
impactWorking BeeYesWrap & Pack for Xmas
impact makes a difference to Victorian women and children experiencing extreme violence at home. On Mitzvah Day we'll be bringing to a close our Bags of Love project in readiness for our Xmas delivery. We are packing 2500 Bags. We will need help with sorting, counting, wrapping, packing, laying bags on the floor, filling the bags and other miscellaneous tasks around the warehouse. We'd love your help and if you could bring NEW gifts - anything a woman, child or teenager might need or want - that would be a bonus.
Please register at
Individual ProjectOtherYesDonating bags for the Share the Dignity drive, donating a packed bag of essentials for those escaping domestic violence or experiencing homelessness.ENQUIREAllWA
Jewish Care VictoriaSunshine for SeniorsNoJewish scout group will visit elderly residents in our Residential Aged Care homes. Activities will include a Chanukkah themed packing bee, short performances by the scout group and some gardening.AllVIC-Melbourne
Jewish Museum of AustraliaOtherYesOn Mitzvah Day the Jewish Museum of Australia will be offering tea, coffee & a smile to all our visitors!ENQUIREAllVIC-St Kilda
KEDEM CommunityWorking BeeNoEnvironment clean-up
Clean-up of local community environment
Kehilat Nitzan Masorti SynagogueCookathonYesWe have two projects on the day.
1. Nitzanim Singers will perform at Emmy Monash aged care facility on Sunday 20 November.
2. A group of nine to thirteen year old children will bake cookies at Kehilat Nitzan on 20 November. These cookies will be distributed to guests of the KN Food Van on the following Tuesday.
Kehilat Nitzan
Food RescueYesFeed the homeless and disadvantaged
Distributing food parcels to people living on the streets in St Kilda and also distributing bags of prepared and warmed food as well as toiletries in Alma Park to the disadvantaged in the area. The bags include bagels, fresh Woodfrog bread, pasta bolognese, pasta with veggies, ratatouille, roast chicken, Frankfurts, salads, rice, egg sandwiches, muffins and cookies, and fresh fruit. All the food is Kosher. As well as giving out food, we focus on chatting with the guests who come to the park and giving them our full attention and interest.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-East St Kilda
Kehilat NitzanFood RescueNoFood Hampers for Women's Refuge
Women's group making grocery hampers for women at a refuge in St Kilda.
AdultsVIC-St Kilda East
Maccabi WACollectathonYesGive pre loved sports clothes and shoes a new home
We are fortunate to be able to upgrade and re size our sports clothes and shoes each year as our kids need - but there are lots of families in WA who are unable to do this. Please donate your pre loved sports clothes and shoes ( in reasonable condition) so they can find a new home.
Magen David AdomBlood Bank DonationYesBlood Drive
We are reaching out to our members and people in the community to donate blood.
Mazon Australia and BBYOCookathonYesMazon Australia and BBYO will be cooking Spag Bol and cookies for the Kehilat Nitzan food van.ENQUIRETeens, AdultsVIC-Caulfield North
Menora FoundationWorking BeeYesMenora Warehouse Working Bee
* General Tidy-Up
* Preparation for our next garage sale
* Packaging of gift packs to sell
* Counting and Packing candles
ENQUIRETeens, AdultsWA-Yokine
Mount Scopus ELCOtherNoELC Mitzvah Day
Upper kinder projects:
* Socks donation for "Socks for support"
* Tie dye bags for "All Things Equal"
* Toiletries for "Our Village Kitchen" to support Jewish community members in crisis
* Tie dye t-shirts for children in flood affected areas

Lower kinder projects:
* Raising money from baking with the Emmy Monash residents for Koala Hospital
* Baking for support staff in our school community
* Card making for CCare
* Tie tye props for children's play centre in the Royal Children's Hospital
* Card making for communal organisation for children with special needs
KidsVIC-St Kilda East
Mount Scopus Memorial College GBHCollectathonNoSocks 4 support
The children will be joining UK at FKI to support Socks 4 Support in bringing in socks to help those affected by the floods.
KidsVIC-East St Kilda
National Council of Jewish Women Australia WA SectionFun DayYesNCJWA Community Mitzvah Day
Come join us for a fun day from 10am -1pm to reach our goal of 100 donations. You can donate a new toy or $5 voucher to Menora Foundation and/or come and register to become a blood donor. There will be children's activities and a talk about Mitzvah Day at 11:30am.
ENQUIREKids, Teens, Adults, AllWA-Yokine
National Council of Jewish WomenCollectathonNoNational Council of Jewish Women
I want to help with the mitzvah day
AdultsVIC-East St Kilda
NCJWA VicOtherNoPacking craft kits for children.KidsVIC-Caulfield North
North Shore Temple EmanuelCollectathonYesThis year we will be collecting items needed for Mummies Paying it Forward as well as making beaded bracelets.ENQUIREAllNSW-Chatswood
Rotary Club of SubiacoSocial InclusionYesThe Dining Hub
Every 3 months we provide a safe and friendly environment for people who are living alone or needing social support to come together and enjoy a hearty 3 course dinner together with the members of the Rotary Club of Subiaco. We provide entertainment and comradery and encourage togetherness and ongoing connections with people who would otherwise not have any social support.
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Share the DignityCollectathonYes#ItsInTheBag is Share the Dignity's annual event where we encourage everyday Australians to put together bags filled with essential items, to donate to someone in need for Christmas.

We are collecting bags for women filled with essentials: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, roll on deodorant, sealed period products. You can then add some luxury items to make someone in need feel special. This could be a water bottle, scrunchies, hairbrush, skincare, or makeup - the choice is yours.
These bags can be dropped off in Yokine, WA.
To add an extra touch, you can write a personal letter to the recipient to show they are loved and thought of.
Sholem Aleichem CollegeSunshine for SeniorsNoAfter not being able to go into aged-care homes over the last couple of years due to Covid, we are so excited to finally be able to re enter and bring joy to the elderly again.
This year we will be visiting Gary Smorgon House and Emmy Monash to perform to the residents in Yiddish, Hebrew and English. We will also be making handmade gift packs for residents to light up their rooms and their days. We will be learning from Jewish Care about the mitsvah of volunteering and making a difference to people in our community.
Socks 4 SupportOtherNoGoing with Interfaith to paint an art mural as a call to action for people of all ethnicities to come together.AllVIC
Souper KitchenFood RescueNoWe will have a table set up from 10am-1pm on Mitzvah Day, so that people can come and donate canned food and pantry items. We will also have some people distributing flyers in the area.AllVIC-North Caulfield
The Canasta ChicksWorking BeeYesWrap and Pack
Wrap and pack gifts of joy for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Working Bee, 10.00-12.00 noon on Sunday, Mitzvah Day, 20 November 2022
Volunteers welcome
The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive JudaismMake and ShareYesCome to LBC any time between 3pm to 5pm to do a Mitzvah or a few: Attach a cord of blue to your tallit, carpool to donate blood (or plasma); make greeting cards to brighten someone's day, and/or cook muffins to feed the hungry. Fun for all ages. Some items require reservations so please RSVP to / 03 9819 7160.ENQUIREAllVIC-Kew East
Walking in memory of our past membersOtherNoIrisim
This year we want to walk to honour our past members and donate to Hatzolah in the name of our Study Group, Irisim, in their memory.
WIZO MasadaSocial InclusionYesPackages of Love
1. Collectathon
Collecting non-perishable food for people in need.
Contact: Claudine Ph: 0414249 462
2. Working bee, on Sunday 23 October: Packages of Love
Help pack Packages of Love, for Impact; to assist women fleeing domestic violence.
Contact: Shirley Urban 9523 6710
WIZO VictoriaOtherYesSay No to Domestic Violence
WIZO will be having a giving day on 20th of November to raise funds to support victims of domestic violence and raise awareness all over the world.
We are seeking volunteers to do a mitzvah by giving their time on the day.
ZOOZ Israeli DancingEntertainmentNoIsraeli dancingAdultsVIC-Caulfield