United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

Mitzvah Day

April 30, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is now closed. Just show up at United Hebrew, there is plenty to do! Everyone is welcome.

Day is for everyone to work together in an effort to help those in need within our UH community and around the St. Louis area. The only requirement is a little bit of your time and a desire to make a difference. Below is a list of projects to choose from with the appropriate ages as well as the number of volunteers needed. This year we are having fewer projects, with the food assembly being a very large project that needs the greatest # of people. Projects will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis so sign up early!

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m. Check-in opens for those not in religious school in the Messing Auditorium

10:40 a.m. Welcome Ceremony w/Nefesh Mountain in the Millstone Sanctuary (religious school joins)

11:00 a.m. Mitzvah Projects begin

12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Barbecue in the Messing Auditorium

You may bring your own lunch or UH will be selling hot dogs, BBQ brisket sliders, grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, various sides, salad, popcorn, snow cones and cookies.

1:00 p.m. Nefesh Mountain Concert in the Millstone Sanctuary


1. Camp Rainbow  www.camprainbow.com
Create no-sew pillows for children who attend Camp Rainbow.
Age: 8 and up      20+ volunteers

2. Crown Center for Senior Living  www.crowncenterstl.org
Decorate flowerpots and plant a flower for their residents.
Age: 8 and up      15+ volunteers

3. Edgewood Children’s Center  www.eccstl.org
Create birthday-in-a-bag packages for children in foster care.
Any age         20+ volunteers

4. Jewish Food Pantry  www.jfcs-stl.org
Assemble Various Food Packets
Any age       100+ volunteers

5. United Hebrew Garden & Grounds
Help clean-up and plant flowers in the Messing garden and other projects around United Hebrew.
Age: 10 and up      Unlimited