ALBANY–In the spirit of tikkun olam, five congregations will join to fulfill a variety of mitzvahs on Sunday, April 7, Mitzvah Day. The five Albany congregations involved are Congregations Beth Emeth, Beth Abraham-Jacob, B’nai Sholom, Temple Israel and Ohav Shalom. Check-in and lunch, prepared by Congregation Ohav Shalom, will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd.
Individuals and families may sign-up for Mitzvah Day projects ranging from assembling supply bags for refugees at RISSE in Albany, to cooking for the soup kitchen or City Mission, to making bandanas for shelter dogs and cats.
While a few projects will require participants to travel to local sites, many will take place at Beth Emeth, including a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Those planning to attend are are asked to bring new or gently-used bath-size towels that will be donated to Joseph’s House and can pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House.
Mitzvah day workers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by Sunday, March 31, and may be obtained online at bethemethalbany.org or by mailing a form to Mitzvah Day, c/o Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, NY 12208.
Gail Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 518-505-4963 can provide details.