Mitzvah Day 2011


Mitzvah Day 2011

Sunday, May 15th, 10am-3pm

During last year’s Mitzvah Day, more than 200 volunteers took part in a variety of community service projects throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Over 600 pounds of food were collected and given to Jewish Family Service Agency’s Food Pantry while other volunteers donated their time and talents to projects at Shade Tree, Ronald McDonald House and Senior Lifeline, removed graffiti from walls in the community and donated over 21 units of blood to United Blood Services.

Will you be a part of Mitzvah Day this year? Choose your own adventure!

Mitzvah Day is a day of service sponsored by the Jewish Emerging Leadership program (JewEL) of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. This day of community service is open to all members of the community.  Those participating will be engaged in projects such as working with one of the valley’s animal shelters, raising awareness for Breast Cancer research, beautifying the trails at Springs Preserve, and spending time with senior adults.  You can also participate in a blood drive and bone marrow screening onsite at our Jewish Federation and there are many other opportunities to choose from and be a part of.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, Jeffrey S. Posin & Associates, Photography by Tonya Harvey, Adar Pizza, Silver Nugget Casino, Hisardut Las Vegas, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Altitude Color.

This is a "Rain or Shine" event.

All assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited.

Click here to register NOW!

Off-Site Volunteer Opportunities:

1. Bingo and board games with senior adults in coordination with Senior Life Line
Location: Senior LifeLine

2. Stocking shelves at the thrift store at Opportunity Village
Location: Opportunity Village

3. Serving lunch and arts & crafts projects at Shade Tree women’s shelter.
Location: Shade Tree Women’s Shelter

4.  Cemetery Beautification
Location: King David Cemetery

5.  Breast Cancer Awareness-Bottles of Hope Project
Location: Jewish Federation

6.  Animal Shelter Assistance
 Location: The Animal Foundation

7.  Bowling and lunch with Family Promise
Location: Silver Nugget Casino

8.  Stocking the shelves and packing bags at Three Square (Youth Group Members Only)

9.  Serving lunch to homeless- Hillel event 
Location: Las Vegas Rescue Mission

10. Habitat for Humanity (no one under 16)
Location: TBD

11. Las Vegas Community Clean-up
Location: TBD

Mitzvah Day Schedule:

9:00am- 10:00am:  Registration at the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas- Blood Donation from 9-2!

10:00am-11:00am: Opening Ceremonies at the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas featuring Congresswomen Shelley Berkley

11:00am-11:30am: Carpool to off-site locations

11:30am-3:00pm:  Mitzvah Day Programming

Click here to register NOW!

If you have any questions please contact Stefanie Szlamkowicz at 732-0556 or


About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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