Hillel House of Mitzvahs is a way for students to give back in a meaningful way through hands-on volunteering. New initiatives are planned each month during the school year, giving students the benefit of experiencing multiple activities with a variety of populations and organizations. Volunteers have the opportunity to choose which events to attend. In addition to helping those in need, Hillel House of Mitzvahs empowers student volunteers with the opportunity of envisioning, creating and implementing new, unique volunteer programs. Our most recent initiative is the Sukkah Squad. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
PB JAM is Hillel House of Mitzvahs first initiative, created to benefit the homeless. This evening consisted of eager volunteers, bagels, and lots of PB and Jelly. This program was a huge success as we had many new friendly faces entering the Hillel House ready to get down and dirty making sandwiches. Over 35 students gathered around tables making peanut butter and jelly, and cream cheese sandwiches, while listening to music and having a good time! After our huge accomplishment, in making 700 sandwiches, approximately 20 students went to two homeless shelters, The Old brewery mission and Dans la Rue, to distribute these sandwiches. An important Jewish value is Kupah, this value emphasizes “the obligation of every Jewish community to establish a communal agency to collect resources and distribute them to the needy”. By adhering to this value, students left this evening feeling great and having made a difference in the lives of the less fortunate!