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Mitzvah Day

Giving Back & Striving to Heal the World

At the core of this event are presentations given by B Mitzvah class members (typically 12-year-olds) on their Mitzvah Projects, unique personalized efforts to act on their values by supporting a cause, charity or non-profit.  Our Hebrew School parents and OZ elders are so inspired by their work!
2022 Mitzvah Day highlights:
  • Presentations of the amazing Mitzvah Projects of our B Mitzvah students Norah, LeahLila and Benny.  (Wondering if these projects have a lasting impact? Check out this video from one of our Mitzvah Project alumni!
  • Karen Robair, the Manager of OZ’s Shalom Shuk, speaking about how the Shuk has contributed over $150,000 in goods to new Americans in our community, helped over 100 kids attend local summer camps, and supports after school programs.  She challenged attendees to help find a way to get supplies to recently resettled Afghans to Barre, Vermont.
  • Full Circle Preschoolers, OZ Hebrew School students and Mitzvah Day attendees working hand in hand putting together bags of donated personal hygiene goods and school supplies for new American students.
  • OZ Nadav teen interns baking cupcakes for everyone and helping out in the Shuk!

“Mitzvah Day is the most important day of our Hebrew School year!” – Naomi, Director of Youth Education

Here’s a link to a Seven Days article on one of our 2022 Projects!




Mitzvah Project Archive

OZ’s 2021 Mitzvah Projects

2021 Kids VT article featuring some of our Mitzvah Projects:

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