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Sign Up for Mitzvah Day 2018!

Sunday, January 14th, 9:30 – noon

Project SandwichJoin us for Mitzvah Day this MLK weekend as we focus on social justice projects addressing racial disparities in our community.

Mitzvah Day is for EVERYONE–religious school students and adults.

Mitzvah Day kicks off at 9:30 am in the sanctuary with projects to follow.

Read more about the various projects, including links to signup forms for activities and supplies.

Projects for the Entire Community:

Exoneration Project
Hear the personal story of John Horton, who spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Following the presentation, learn about other wrongfully convicted inmates currently working with Exoneration Project to fight their own unjust convictions. Then, write a letter of inspiration to brighten the days of an inmate until they are exonerated, too.

Sign Up for the Exoneration Project

 

Cradles to Crayons Collection
Cradles to Crayons’ mission is to provide children from birth through age 12 with the everyday essentials they need to thrive — at home, at school, and at play. Their overarching vision — a future free of childhood poverty.

We need you to bring in items to help kids keep warm.

We need the following for newborns to 12-year-olds:

  • GENTLY USED winter coats & boots
  • NEW scarves, gloves, and hats

Learn more about Cradles to Crayons and Cradles to Crayons Chicago.

 

Projects for the Religious School:

Gan, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades
Project Night Night
Gan, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders and parents, join in to create Night Night Packages for homeless children 12 and under to help create a stable bed time routine to otherwise unpredictable situations. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal.

Sign Up for Project Night Night

 

4th, 5th and 6th Grades
Help New Moms Welcome Baby
The 4th-6th graders will support the Mental Health Research Program, Center for Women’s Health Clinic, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago.

The clinic offers complimentary mental health evaluations and services to high risk pregnant women in Chicago, many of whom have never had access to this type of healthcare before. Our kids will learn about why good mental health is important during pregnancy and after birth (and why these women are at risk) and will create gift cards and bags to help the clinic’s patients get excited about and welcome their new babies.

Sign Up for Help New Moms

 

7th through 12th Grades
Exoneration Project
Hear the personal story of John Horton, who spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Following the presentation, learn about other wrongfully convicted inmates currently working with Exoneration Project to fight their own unjust convictions. Then, write a letter of inspiration to brighten the days of an inmate until they are exonerated, too.

Sign Up for the Exoneration Project

 

Confirmation Class
NAMI
Meet with clients to hear stories of mental illness diagnosis and recovery. Prepare a surprise party for clients with cards, decorations, food.
*THIS PROJECT IS OFF-SITE*
CONFIRMATION CLASS FAMILIES, CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR FURTHER DETAILS!

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