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Join us on Monday, December 25, 2017 for the 12th Annual Mitzvah Day, an exciting day of volunteerism, activism, and unity that benefits the entire community!

This annual event is a community outreach effort coordinated by the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill in conjunction with local synagogues and Jewish organizations. With many people off work and school, it’s the chance to come together and do something meaningful.

Mitzvah Day kicks off with a community breakfast at the Levin JCC at 9:00am. After breakfast, volunteers depart for their various assignments around the community – cooking meals at local shelters, cleaning parks and trails, delivering gifts to the underprivileged, making blankets for the homeless, and more.

Schedule of Events:  Monday, December 25, 2017
9:00am            Community Breakfast at the JCC for all volunteers
9:30-10:00am    Off-site projects depart
10:00am            On-site projects begin (check individual project time)
5:30pm              Chinese dinner and movie at the JCC (RSVP when you sign up for a project)

Contact Madeline Seltman, Director of Engagement at mseltman@levinjcc.org or 919-354-4938

Media Coverage

Volunteers celebrate Mitzvah Day in Durham – TWC (2015)

500+ volunteer in Triangle on Christmas to do good deeds or ‘Mitzvahs’ – WNCN (2015)

Many Spend Christmas Giving Back – ABC 11 (2015)

Jewish Community Spreads Christmas Joy With Mitzvah Day – ABC 11 (2012)