Mitzvah Efforts slated for October 10th

Volunteers Can Choose from 10 Different Service Projects around the Area
HOBOKEN — The United Synagogue of Hoboken is proud to announce Mitzvah Day 2010, which will take place Sunday, Oct. 10.

Volunteers from the synagogue community will participate in their choice from 10 activities serving a variety of people, including children, seniors, the disabled, people serving overseas in the military and those in need of blood donations, among others.
The annual event, which began in 2005, is an opportunity for the USH congregation — adults and children of all ages — to come together and serve the greater community on a mass scale. Part of the goal is to give members a positive experience with a volunteer opportunity they may be interested in continuing regularly throughout the year. The day is also an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, have fun and make a significant contribution to our surrounding community.

This year’s activities include food sorting and distribution at the Hoboken Emergency Food Pantry, a blood drive, maintenance projects for the Jubilee Center and Boys & Girls Club of Hoboken, a Hoboken Housing Authority Health Fair featuring nutritionists from the congregation working with HHA residents and bike rides for kids, visits to homebound seniors, making activity kits for children in hospitals, making cards to send to military servicepeople, animal-shelter assistance and hosting a luncheon for developmentally disabled adults.

All projects begin at 11 a.m., and the day culminates at 4 p.m. with dessert
and coffee at the synagogue, 115 Park Ave.

Please sign up by Oct. 1 by going to or e-mail for more information.
The Housing Authority health fair will again feature educational contests through which children can win bicycles. If you have any used children’s or young-adult bikes you can donate, please call Jake Stuiver at 201-978-8977 or e-mail

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