Mitzvah-Plex (formerly Mitzvah Mall)

Introducing Mitzvah-Plex 2017:  A Hands-On Experience Encompassing Education, Advocacy, Tzedakah and Volunteerism

Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves and Get to Work

You can still send in donations!  We are accepting donations through January 31.  Click here for the donation form.

Click here for a description of the five charities or click on any of the charities below to learn more about a specific one.


Since its inception 16 years ago, Barnert Temple’s annual Mitzvah Mall has raised awareness and more than $300,000 for grassroots organizations close to home and around the world.  Our community continues to be inspired by and partner with many of these charities.  This year we are addressing local needs in some new, exciting ways. Mitzvah Mall is now Mitzvah-Plex!  We invited several charities back so we can dive deeper; find out more about their programs and who they serve; and offer a greater level of financial, advocacy and volunteer support:

•    SAAFE and Roots & Wings are both local 2016 Mitzvah Mall charities that resonated with people because of their work with underserved populations.  SAAFE raises awareness of elder abuse, and Roots & Wings helps young adults transitioning out of the foster care system.
•    New this year, a “Paterson Constellation” with three charities near and dear to our hearts:  CUMAC, Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic, and Paterson Habitat for Humanity.  Barnert Temple’s roots are in Paterson and we are proud to continue to support people there who need our help.

Also new this year, hands-on projects for three long-time local partners:

St. Paul’s Men’s Shelter, Family Promise of Bergen County and Center for Food Action (Mahwah).  We encourage Barnert Temple members of all ages to roll up their sleeves and get to work to help make a difference. 

If you’d like to volunteer or learn more about any of these organizations please E-mail at


SAAFE will return this year to tell us more about
what we can do to help elderly residents in our community.
Learn about five local charities,
how they've benefitted from our donations,
and how we can continue to help.









Do something to make someone else’s world a little brighter.
This year, bigger projects with even greater impact!
Start your day with the Men’s Club
Pancake Breakfast.
And then feed your soul.








Mitzvah-Plex 2017 Charities

Click on the Web sites of the organizations below to learn more.
Click here for the donation form.

Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic


Paterson Habitat for Humanity        

Roots & Wings                 

SAAFE (Save Abused and Frail Elderly)