Welcome! Mitzvah Project is our social action committee. We are dedicated to creating opportunities for our members to participate in the ongoing work of fulfilling the commandment of Ma'asim Tovim (Good Deeds) in our local community.
It’s Time for our Annual Thanksgiving Food Delivery Project
November 28, 2013
Congregation Beth Israel families will once again be delivering meals on Thanksgiving Day to home-bound individuals throughout the Valley. Families - including children of all ages - are encouraged to participate in this Mitzvah.
We need your help with providing funds for the meals, delivering them and baking desserts! Online registration is available for one, two or three volunteer opportunities for the project by going to:
Here’s how you can help:
- Give Tzedakah: You can give any amount you wish to fund the meals which are being prepared by Sprout’s (Tatum and Cactus) for $10 per meal. To donate, please send a check in any amount, made payable to Congregation Beth Israel and write "Thanksgiving Meals” in the memo. You can mail or deliver the check to the Synagogue to the attention of Iris Cohn.
- Bake Desserts: We are supplementing the delivered meals with fresh, homemade desserts which will be sorted and prepared by members of our youth group, BITY. Please drop off desserts to the Synagogue by 10:00 AM on Sunday, November 24th.
- Deliver the meals . . . Please contact Coleen Fisher in the CBI office or register at
https://cbiazschool.wufoo.com/forms/z4r4b6r1b6crzn/ no later than Friday, November 15th if you would like to deliver meals. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Sprout’s Farmers Market parking lot any time between 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM on Thanksgiving morning. You will be provided the addresses for your deliveries at that time.
We Invite You to Participate in
Sunday, December 8th
A Day to Give With Your Hands and Your Heart
Help others and create memories with your family and friends as we go out and visit with the elderly, work in a garden, make soup for people in need and more. Join us and your fellow congregants as we go out into the community to make the world a better place on Dec. 8, 2013 for CBI’s 4th Annual Mitzvah Day.
Register on the front page of the website. Click on "Mitzvah Day" logo
You can reach the Mitzvah Corp. Committee one of these ways: Stay in the loop! If you do not yet receive emails from CBI, please take a moment to join our Mailing List. Email the Mitzvah Project Committee. Call the synagogue office at (480) 951-0323. Thank you for your support!
UMOM Each and every month UMOM seeks particular supplies to meet the needs of their specific clientele. Below is a monthly giving list. There will be a donations box in our rotunda at CBI for all of us to place inside the requested items. Please come by the synagogue and donate these items so that we can consistently continue our work and engage in mitzvot.
November - New undergarments for children, women, and men (all sizes) and full-sized shampoo, conditioner, and other toiletries.
December - gift cards (in envelopes) and GED preparation items (notebooks, day planners, Casio fx 260 calculators)
January - Arts and crafts supplies
February - After school program supplies (hula hoops, bean bags, small toys)
March - Sports equipment and USB drives
April - Dictionaries and alarm clocks
May - Non-perishable snack items and binders
June - Gardening tools and seeds (for UMOM's garden)