A Mitzvah Day for Mother’s Day
Each year Adath Israel Congregation pick a Sunday in May as their “Mitzvah Day”. The members of Adath Israel come together and devote the day to deeds of loving kindness. Because the day is usually close to Mother’s Day, one of their activities is to prepare gift bags and deliver them to some of the city’s women’s shelters and to the women in some of LOFT’s seniors programs.
Our seniors just love these gifts. Many of them are mothers and some lost contact with their own families years ago. Some have never received a Mother’s Day gift in their lives before. It makes them all feel so special and so valued to know that volunteers – people who don’t even know them, care enough to go to the trouble.
A Mitzvah, indeed!