Mitzvah Day

Community Mitzvah Day, JVC’s largest and most well-known volunteer event, typically engages more than 1,000 volunteers in a variety of service projects throughout Baltimore in conjunction with Christmas. Volunteer opportunities are available for every age and interest at our Signature Site, at home, and throughout the community. 

Impact of Community Mitzvah Day 2022 

  • 2,200 Winter Care Packages were assembled and donated to 17 different organizations in greater Baltimore. 
  • 907 lunches were assembled, collected and distributed in conjunction with JVC’s Bunches of Lunches program.  
  • 140 volunteers participated in making fleece blanket kits and gratitude cards, our Service-to-Go projects. 
  • More than 40 volunteers prepared food that was served to more than 350 people in need at 8 different organizations across greater Baltimore. 

 Support our Mitzvah Day Efforts as we Prepare for Community Mitzvah Day 2023 

Create beautifully hand knitted hats and scarves for the Winter Care Packages by joining the JVC Knitters VolunTeam or by knitting independently. Learn more about our JVC Knitters Group and Knit Your Bit! 

Thank you to our 2022 Mitzvah Day Leadership and Committee 

Mike & Carly Schwartz, co-chairs of Mitzvah Day
Lindsay Bearman, vice-chair of Mitzvah Day
Alan Elkin
Eddie Epstein
Michelle Krupka
Patti Latham
Rebecca Leaf
Rebecca Levine
Lori O’Donnell
Sara Pearlstein
Mindy Rosen
Jim Schwartz
Harriet Silverstein 

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors