Mitzvah Day in Morristown
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Mitzvah Day in Morristown

Lou Bodian of Morristown, left, thanks and encourages the volunteers. (Courtesy MJCBYM)
Lou Bodian of Morristown, left, thanks and encourages the volunteers. (Courtesy MJCBYM)

Volunteers from the Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael community collaborated on Mitzvah Day, Sunday, April 3, to help neighbors in need. Working together, volunteers filled 250 “Rise and Shine” breakfast bags and “Purposeful Acts of Kindness” kits of toiletries for nourishNJ (formerly known as the Community Soup Kitchen) participants, and 25 backpacks full of school supplies for needy Head Start students.

Lou Bodian, MJCBY social action chair thanked the MJCBY congregants and other volunteers and the MJCBY Sisterhood who financed the Mitzvah Day project. Bodian noted “This was the first time since the pandemic that we’ve been able to get together in person for one of our social action activities. I feel the volunteer response reflected how anxious folks are to get back to extending a hand — a literal, not just a virtual hand — to others in our community as best we can.”

Bodian added that MJCBY has long been committed to social action in Morristown including volunteering at local Farmers Markets and handing out lunch and toiletries from nourishNJ’s facility on Sussex Avenue.

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