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Mitzvah Day 2015

December 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our congregation will “join hands” on Sunday, December 13th to make a difference in the lives of others.

Mitzvah Day Schedule

9:00am – Breakfast Buffet

9:30am – Kickoff with Rabbi Gross

9:45am – Activities

Mitzvah Day Activities:


  • Plant a Smile Decorating flower pots with plants for Seven Acres
  • Mini-Nosh Packs & Hospital Packs for Jewish Family Service Chaplaincy
  • Holiday Cards for Turning Point Center
  • Easter Eggs for Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
  • Sanctuary Cleanup Dusting and Cleaning, oiling all the wood and cleaning the pews
  • Sandwiches for Turning Point Center and Houston’s homeless population
  • Origami Kits for Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Fleece blankets for HCRJ newborn and hospitalized members
  • Knitted lovies for The Thread Alliance, with HCRJ’s Knitzvah Group
  • Sharing Our Stories Record stories of senior congregants on iPad/iPhone. RSVP required to Justin at 713-782-4162 or admin@hcrj.org (adults only)
  • Building Our Legacy Learn about HCRJ’s major gift giving program, L’Dor VaDor Legacy League (adults only)
  • Painting Mural in Ozrim Classroom (adults only)


  • Hermann Park Conservancy – Ages 10+. Weeding, mulching, planting and removing plants. RSVP required to Justin at 713-782-4162 or admin@hcrj.org
  • Books Between Kids – Ozrim (10th-12th grades only). Packing and moving books into sections for schools. RSVP required to Michelle at 832-607-3673 or hcrjyouth@hcrj.org
Mitzvah Day donation drives are now underway. The items we are collecting are listed below:
  • Gently used children’s books appropriate for Pre-K through 5th grade readers for Books Between Kids
  • New, in-the-package underwear (sizes 4-adult) for Undies for Everyone
  • All types of new or gently worn shoes – athletic, running, dress, sandals, pumps, heels, work, boots, cleats, dance, flip flops for Soles4Souls
  • Gently used eye glasses – reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames for Texas Lions Clubs
  • Old cell phones for Houston Zoo
  • New or gently used large, adult coats, blankets and winter hats for SEARCH Homeless Services

Please consider a donation to Mitzvah Day.  Contributions can be made online under the “Donations” link on our website.  You may also mail a check to the temple office made out to HCRJ.  Every contribution counts.  Together we will make a difference!


December 13, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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