A “Mitzvah Day” was held on Sunday at New Hope synagogue Kehilat HaNahar, also known as the “Little Shul by the River.”
The Hebrew word “mitzvah” means “commandment,” and is often is used to also mean “good deed.”
On Sunday, more than 75 students and adults participated in various mitzvah activities organized by Kehilat HaNahar members Julie Parker and Marjorie Kaplan, along with Education Director Stacey Frank.
Projects included creating blankets for Project Linus, decorating and filling breakfast bags for Centenary United Methodist Church food pantry, filling personal care bags for A Woman’s Space (as done by the 6th and 7th graders, pictured above), helping nature by creating plantings that will be harvested on the Kehilat HaNahar grounds, and creating Passover table centerpieces for the Greenwood House Assisted Living Facility.
Some of the adults also participated in Rabbi Diana Miller’s learning sessions about food justice and refugee issues.
Kehilat HaNahar is located at 85 W. Mechanic Street in New Hope; (215) 862-1912.