Temple Beth Israel’s 18th Annual Mitzvah Day took place Sunday, March 19. This community-wide service day was organized by the Social Action Committee, chaired by Deena Benjamin. Mitzvah Day celebrated the Pomona synagogue’s largest collective tikkun olam activity. The day of good works began at 9:00 A.M. with a brunch catered by Kandy and Tamara Fisher, followed by songs and blessings with Cantor Buch.
After a hearty breakfast, more than 70 volunteers broke up into small groups and headed to their morning projects, where they spent between two and four hours sprucing up, planting and packaging—both indoors and out. Two of our Beit Sefer classes participated in planting seeds at Uncommon Good’s Fiddleneck Family Farm located on the TBI campus.
This year featured two new community partners: Inland Valley Repertory Theatre and The Orphanage (Priceless Pets). These new partners joined the other projects including Temple Beth Israel, Foothill Family Shelter, Uncommon Good, Foothill Aids Project and Inland Valley Hope Partners.
As these non-profits often struggle with budgetary constraints, they have come to appreciate TBI’s yearly effort. Clients and staff express gratitude for helping make their environment more welcoming and attractive. All who attended Mitzvah Day know that they made a real difference.
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