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Mitzvah Opportunities

The act of performing a mitzvah is more than undertaking a “good deed.”
It is a responsibility one takes on as a Jewish adult. As such, it is a building block of Jewish society. By taking on this obligation with other like-minded individuals, we build caring and resilient communities.

We are called both as individuals and as a people to this eternal and sacred task of tikkun olam, working to make the world a better place for ourselves and for those who will come after us. It is only natural that as a child prepares to become a bar or bat mitzvah, the process heightens a family’s commitment to this responsibility.

At Congregation Emanu-El, we encourage students and their families to join with other members of our community to engage in the doing of mitzvot through any or all of these routes:
  • Through the “Give a Mitzvah, Do a Mitzvah” program of the UJA-Federation, families are able to develop personal, independent projects. Learn more about this program »
  • Our clergy will be glad to help your family incorporate a social-justice component into your celebration or provide suggestions for volunteering as a family. Please feel free to ask the rabbi who will officiate at your child’s bar or bat mitzvah ceremony. Contact our clergy »

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