On Rosh HaShanah, I presented us with a challenge to see and understand the world through the lens of philanthropy. I challenged us to consider ways to utilize what we have been given in ways that express our love of humankind and how we might use our talent, background, education and resources to make a difference in the world.
We all possess time, talent and treasure; we all have something to give; and we all have the capacity to love. Philanthropy (love of humanity) is a mindset that encourages us to consider how to respond to the needs of the world, and Mitzvah Day is a perfect opportunity for us to translate this mindset into action.
Mitzvah Day represents an annual opportunity to volunteer and do good works. It is also an opportunity to build a “culture of philanthropy through service” in the congregation. Through Mitzvah Day, we strive to build a community around doing good in the world, while exposing our membership to the various needs around the City of Houston. In other words, we are not just offering an annual day of charity work. We are also trying to create a shift in communal awareness.
Join us this Sunday, December 8 for our Fourteenth Annual Mitzvah Day.
Join us from 9:00 – 12:30 as we strive to build community through service.
Join us and make a difference in the lives of many.
Join us as we strive to transform the world around us, one mitzvah at a time.