For the third year, the Jewish Community Relations Council has galvanized a cross-section of Jewish organizations to participate in service projects across the city. On Sunday, March 18, 2012; 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The Jewish tradition embraces community service and social action as part of tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world.” The “Mitzvah” in Mitzvah Mosaic Day refers to the Hebrew word for a good deed.
MITZVAH MOSAIC DAY PROJECTS:
St. Bernard Project, 9–3 p.m.
8324 Parc Place, Chalmette
Following a tour of the site, help build a closet housing; Suitable for teenagers and older
Children’s Hospital, 10–1 p.m.
200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans
Plant, mulch and decorate the hospital’s play area; All ages welcome
Woldenberg Village, 2–4 p.m.
3701 Behrman Place, New Orleans
Sing songs, play games and visit with Woldenberg residents; All ages welcome
Jericho Road Housing Initiative, 10 a.m. –3 p.m.
1623 7 St., New Orleans
Tend to the trees in the Saratoga Street Fruit Orchard; All ages welcome
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children
Bring smiles and home-baked goods for a Laughter Yoga session
New Orleans Women’s Shelter
Enjoy a pizza party with the residents, plant an herb garden and crafts wonderful projects
- Anshe Sfard Synagogue: Orthodox congregation of New Orleans
- Congregation Gates of Prayer: Reform congregation of Metairie
- Hadassah: National women’s volunteer organization
- Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans: The central coordinating body for the Jewish community
- Moishe House: A home-based community that creates Jewish programming for young adults
- YAD: The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
- YJCC: Community outreach program for Jewish students and professionals in their twenties