Mitzvah Day

January 2, 2014
BY Joshua Runyan Photos by David Stuck

Upward of 1,000 people packed rooms at both the Park Heights and Owings Mills branches of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore for this year’s Mitzvah Day, assembling winter care packages, making peanut butter sandwiches and taking part in other activities to benefit those less fortunate in the Baltimore area.

“Mitzvah Day brought out a great conglomeration of the Baltimore Jewish Community,” said Michelle Damareck, who co-chaired the event on behalf of the Jewish Volunteer Connection, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. “There was a great energy; people were having fun while taking care of the needy.”

Activities in Park Heights included a celebratory art project sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Times – the winners can be found here – in which children drew pictures encapsulating their Mitzvah Day activities; a stress ball factory run by BT Cares benefiting the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital; the making of placemats for Meals on Wheels recipients coordinated by Jewish Camping Experience; and many others.

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