Mitzvah Weekend 5780


In lieu of the CRS Clothing and Book Drive, please consider contributing new or gently used articles directly to our partner organizations:

  • Clothing & Books: Housing Works or Goodwill (multiple locations in NYC)
  • Laundered and Folded Clothing: West Side Campaign Against Hunger, Monday–Friday from 8:00 AM–5:00 PM (263 West 86th Street)
  • 2nd–12th Grade Children’s Books: Star Learning Center, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00 AM–1:00 PM throughout October (26 West 84th Street)
  • 2nd–10th Grade Nonfiction Books and 5th–10th Grade Fiction Books: Harlem Common Wealth Adult Literacy Program, dropoff with doorman at 225 Central Park West for Wendy Tinkoff
  • Women’s Clothing and Accessories: Bottomless Closet (16 East 52nd Street, 15th Floor; see for list of accepted items).
  • Please review our wish lists for the New Moms Drive and Stamp Out Despair to see how you can help new mothers and their infants, as well as detained immigrants and asylum seekers.
  • Funds: Donate to the CRS Semi-Annual Food Drive
Donation Opportunity  New for 5780

Mitzvah Weekend Full Schedule


Erev Shabbat | 6:00 PM Shabbat worship will highlight two stories—from congregants Beth Berman and Alex, Stephanie, and Leah Sonneborn—whose lives have been enriched by ongoing engagement with mitzvot.


Sholom Sprouts Shabbat Service and Backpack Buddies | 9:00 AM–10:15 AM | ages 0–5
Mitzvah Weekend Shabbat Morning Worship | 10:15 AM–12:00 PM
Havdalah Ritual and Restocking Project at West Side Campaign Against Hunger | 6:00 PM (236 W 86th Street)

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(Mitzvah Day)

Donation Opportunity

New for 5780


Schafler Forum

Activities listed below take place from 9:30 AM until noon.

Fifth Floor

Sixth Floor

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A Message From the Clergy

CRS is launching a new year of mitzvah-doing just as God launches the universe into being in the Torah portion Bereshit. From October 25–27, help us celebrate the myriad mitzvot that take place in our congregation year-round: from shofar blasts to social action, from shiva minyan to Minyan group, from tzedakah to study. God created the earth and judged it tov, good. May 5780 present new opportunities for that good to manifest itself through our sacred deeds.

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Sign up for your favorite Mitzvah Day activities below: