Mitzvah Mall

Logo - Mitzvah MallTeam Tzedek is calling for all Barnert Temple members to share their passion for social justice and let us know about charities we should be considering for Mitzvah Mall 2016. 

This year our community raised $36,427.92, more than double chai, to support 10 grassroots organizations representing 10 Mitzvot:

Honoring the Elderly

Holocaust

Children's Health

Welcoming the Stranger

Love of Israel

Redeeming the Captive

Feeding the Hungry

Women's Issues

Compassion to Animals

Preserving the Earth

   
Take part in the process!  Check out the Mitzvah Mall charity criteria on this form.  Fill it out and submit it to Ron Lynn at [email protected] by September 1.
Then keep checking the weekly Social Action Update for information on fall sessions to sort, vet and choose the final Mitzvah Mall 2016 charities.  All are welcome to participate!

 

 
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Mitzvah Mall 2015:  Our Pursuit of Social Justice Continues

Collecting Donations for 10 Fabulous Grassroots Organizations Through the End of February

Thank you to everyone who participated in Barnert Temple's 15th annual Mitzvah mall on February 8.  We hope you are inspired to keep learning, asking questions and sharing your newfound knowledge about important issues (and how to address them) with others.  If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, there is still time.


2015 Mitzvah Mall Charities

Click on the websites of the organizations below to learn more.

  

Children's Health

CASA for Children of Bergen County 

Court appointed special advocates for children support those who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect and placed in foster care. 

www.bergencasa.org

Chosen by Team Tzedek Brunch Participants
 
Susan Wild & Alison Von Halle, Co-Chairs

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Compassion to Animals

DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST

Dedicated to conserving, preserving and protecting wildlife, focusing particularly on rescuing and hand-rearing elephant orphans to prepare them for life in the wild.

www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org   

Chosen by 3rd and 4th Grade Religious School Students
 Florette Lynn & Debbie Birrer, Co-Chairs

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Hunger

MEALS WITH A MISSION

Serves well-balanced meals at shelters and other places of need in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties.

http://www.mealswithamissionnj.org/

Chosen by K to 2nd Grade Religious School Students

Glenda Grandioso & Harmon Kaplan, Co-Chairs

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Holocaust

GOOD PEOPLE FUND - SELF SUFFICIENCY

Supports survivors and second-generation Shoah survivors who are living on the edge by providing food scrip, rent supplements, and other necessisties.

www.goodpeoplefund.org 

Chosen by 7TH Grade Religious School Students

Richard Edelman & Jacques Ohayan, Co-Chairs

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Honoring the Elderly

 LILY-LIFEFORCE IN LATER YEARS

Supports frail elderly who want to stay in their own homes by helping them with home issues, linking seniors to healthcare and social service agencies and providing compassionate friendship.

lifeforce-in-later-years.org

Chosen by 5th Grade Religious School Students

 Jackie Packman & Susan Kuller, Co-Chairs  

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Love of Israel

THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE FUND

Helps Ethiopian families in Israel, one by one, deal with pending crises including lack of food, unpaid utility bills, small repairs and school tuition.

www.fpf.org.il/webpages/about_us.htm

Chosen by Team Tzedek Brunch participants

BarTY, Chairs 

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Preserving the Earth

BERGEN SWAN

An educational foundation dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the Upper Hackensack River Watershed reservoir region and beyond.

www.bergenswan.org

Chosen by 6th Grade Religious School Students

Halpert Rodis Family, Chairs

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Redeeming the Captive

BREAKING THE CHAIN THROUGH EDUCATION

Dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, Africa, by rescuing children from slavery and restoring them to a life of dignity and education.

www.btcte.org

Chosen by Team Tzedek Brunch participants
Bari Hopkins & Jill Gordon-Layton, Co-Chairs  

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Welcoming the Stranger

ACE PROGRAMS FOR THE HOMELESS

Works with homeless men and women throughout NYC, providing job training, work experience and a lifetime support network.

www.acenewyork.org

Chosen by Team Tzedek Brunch Participants
Patti Cantor & Suzanne Acosta, Co-Chairs

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Women’s Issues

FINAL SALUTE

Provides homeless women veterans with safe and suitable housing and emergency financial assistance.  

www.finalsaluteinc.org

Chosen by Team Tzedek Brunch Participants
Marian Filan, Rita Kron & WOB, Co-Chairs