TBA Mitzvah Morning experiences huge success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple B’nai Abraham held its annual Mitzvah Morning on Sunday, March 13. The successful event included 10 on-site projects, five collections, a Bridges Run and a blood drive in conjunction with Community Blood Services. The event was co-sponsored by temple groups including the Social Action Committee, Men’s Club, Membership, Sisterhood, the PTA of the Jewish Learning Program, The Early School Parents’ Council and Teen Tikkun Olam.

Shown participating in Mitzvah Morning are West Orange residents and TBA members Gerald and Susan Silberman with their children, Emma and Jason; and shown knitting lap blankets for residents of Daughter of Israel of West Orange during Mitzvah Morning is TBA member Marilyn Rosenbaum.

“Thank you to the over 150 volunteers of all ages who came and helped make the event successful,” Social Action Chairwoman Lisa Reisboard said in a release. “Some of the accomplishments included preparing and packing 150 fresh lunch bags for Bridges; 400 toiletry and dental hygiene bags for Franciscan Ministries at St. Ann’s Church in Newark; and 100 welcome packets for Comfort Project 360 of St. Barnabas Medical Center.”

The projects that were included in Mitzvah Morning, but are now ongoing temple initiatives, include a sneaker collection for Dunk Your Kicks, a prom and bat mitzvah dress collection for Project G.L.A.M., and handknit lap blankets for the residents at Daughters of Israel.

If you have any questions or would like to donate to any of the ongoing projects, call the temple office at 973-994-2290.

Photos Courtesy of Tina Greenberg