Mitzvah Day | In-Person Mitzvot

SAFE IN-PERSON MITZVOT

Make food deliveries for the homebound from West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH)
10:00 AM

We are looking for volunteers to make food deliveries for the homebound from West Side Campaign Against Hunger offices (236 W86th Street) to apartments in Manhattan (targeted between 59th Street and 110th Street). Volunteers will make two deliveries and will require a car/taxi (each delivery is two 15 lb bags – 30 lbs for one delivery, 60 lbs for 2 deliveries).

Food pickup will take place at WSCAH at 10 AM. To volunteer for this project, at least one adult must be over the age of 18 and everyone must be under the age of 65 per CDC guidelines related to Covid-19. We are looking to find at least 15 volunteer families for this project so we can deliver food to 30 homes. The more the merrier!

Registration for this mitzvah project is now closed.

Support the West End Community Fridge
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The West End Community Fridge is being funded by support of the Upper West Side community and is intended to feed anyone who is food insecure. The fridge is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5pm for people to drop off items. It is located on West 77th Street (btw West End & Broadway).

Clean an UWS Street Block with One Block
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

One Block brings neighbors together to participate in direct action that supports our Upper West Side community. Sign up to clean an assigned area with your neighbors! At this time the weather conditions look favorable and we anticipate being able to run the program as planned. Please see the flyer with more information about One Block. You can sign up for a slot here. Please note that there are 16 slots which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Social Justice Discussion Kits
All Day

Remember to snap a photo of your family learning together with our “CRS Acts Together Sign” and email to mitzvahday@crsnyc.org. Every photo you submit entitles you to a $5 vote for tzedakah!

Connect with Fellow Congregants Outside NYC

2020 saw so many of us displaced from our homes, our sacred spaces, and more. While many of us moved out of NYC temporarily or permanently, we remain as committed as ever to the mitzvah of building a caring, connected synagogue family. If you have left New York City and would like to contact other CRS congregants in your area for socially distanced coffee, walks, and more, share your current zip code and email and scan the list to see who might be in the neighborhood. Bring CRS to you by contacting fellow members nearby!

More ways to help others through our partner organizations:

Repair The World

Join us by participating in one of our volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work. Please note that all Repair the World in-person programs require you to follow our safety protocols.

UJA Federation New York

Connect with nonprofit partners who are organizing both virtual and in-person opportunities for essential services.



Share Your Mitzvot—

Download and print our CRS Acts Together sign!