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Mitzvah Day

Washington Hebrew Congregation's Mitzvah Day represents the culmination of our yearlong focus on community service and our long-standing commitment to helping the homeless, sick, hungry, and underprivileged in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community.

On Mitzvah Day, our volunteers, young and old working together, lend their time, energy, and compassion to social service agencies working to 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.

Washington Hebrew Congregation initiated Mitzvah Day in 1991 under the leadership of Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig and a devoted group of lay leaders who wanted to make a difference in the greater Washington, D.C. community. In the years since its inception, Mitzvah Day has evolved into one of the Congregation's largest annual undertakings and serves as a national model, adopted by synagogues around the world.

**Due to WHC's building closures due to COVID-19, we will be unable to gather together in person to volunteer this year. During this difficult time, we invite you to make Mitzvah Day EVERY day by lending a helping hand from the safety and comfort of your own home.  Visit our Virtual Mitzvah Day page to learn more.

Future Mitzvah Day Dates:

Sunday, April 18, 2021