Mitzvah days & chessed work

SomeĀ of our attendees have taken the initiative to create mitzvah days. These are days outside of our usual Shabbat gatherings where we go out into the larger world and give of ourselves and help other people.

Our first Mitzvah day was a Sunday this pastĀ September where we partnered with Dorot to deliver holiday meals to senior citizens.

Our second Mitzvah Day was this past Sunday where we volunteered at Masbia Soup Kitchen in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Here are some of our pictures.

“Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the L-rd your G-d will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed towards your brothers and towards the poor and needy in the land.” (Deuturonomy 15:7-11)

We are grateful to be living in a time where LGBTQ traditional Jews can openly take part in mitzvot and initiatives that benefit the larger Jewish community.

Life is bigger than ourselves. May Or Chayim (the light of life) continue to be a light in the Jewish community!

Oliver Rosenberg
Founder & President
January 14, 2016