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Temple Sinai's Mitzvah Day

Sunday, May 20 at 9:00am

Mitzvah Day, a longstanding Temple Sinai tradition, is a day where we spread out all over the East Bay to do projects that serve our greater community. It is a day where we “pray with our feet” – putting Jewish values to work as we better the world around us. Below are just a few of the inspiring projects for Mitzvah Day, which kicks-off at 9:00am with a Service at Temple Sinai.


  • Medshare International: Sort donated medical supplies (ages 13+ or 8-12 w/ adult)
  • City Slicker Farms: Plant vegetable garden (adults and children 14+)
  • Alameda Point Collaborative: Work in eco-friendly retail nursery (ages 13+)
  • Lake Merritt Clean Up: Pick up litter, beautify the lake (adults, children 9+ with adult)
  • TLC for Our Prayer Books: Organize & clean prayer books (adults & teens)
  • Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living: Accompanied by a song leader, visit with and sing to residents (children 3-12 with parents)
  • Oakland Zoo: Spread woodchips & remove non-native plants (adults & families with children 7+)
  • Alameda County Food Bank: Box packaged food & produce (10+)
  • JCC East Bay: Clean up, paint, weed & garden (children 3-12 & their parents)
  • JFCS: Decorate cards & lunch bags for Meals-on-Wheels (ages 3-12 & their parents)
  • Peralta Hacienda Historical Park Refugee Gardens: Build and plant raised beds (adults & children 13+)
  • Ocean Beach Clean Up: Clean up coastline, beach barbecue follows (teens in grades 8-12)
  • K-5 Paperback Book Drive: Donate children’s paperbacks in excellent condition. Book Bins in the Temple foyer.

Click here for a complete list of projects.
Click here to sign up. 
Questions?  Please email Jenny Ettinger.