Mitzvah Day

In 1991, Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig and a devoted group of lay leaders initiated “Mitzvah Day” – a day for volunteers of all ages to come together, lending their time, energy, and compassion to work on projects for social service agencies that would improve the lives of people in need.

In keeping with Judaism’s teachings of tikkun olam, to repair the world, Mitzvah Day inspires participants to pursue justice through social activism.

In the years since its inception, Mitzvah Day has evolved into one of the Congregation’s largest annual events and serves as a national model adopted by synagogues worldwide.

Mitzvah Day 2024

Thank you to everyone who came out to Temple, JBSC, and various sites in the community to volunteer for our 33rd annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday, April 7.

With your help, we cleaned up part of a local park, prepared thousands of meals for those fighting hunger and food insecurity, collected hundreds of new and gently used clothing items, and so much more!

Stay tuned… we’ll announce the Mitzvah Day 2025 date — SOON!

Mitzvah Day is generously supported


Can’t participate in Mitzvah Day? Consider a donation to WHC’s TOV Fund instead.

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Mitzvah Day is presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Good Deeds Week.




Lauren Lieberman
Social Action Coordinator