May 5, 2013
Liza Robbins Theuman-chairperson
The day was quite successful. Each individual chooses to act in different ways and this year's Mitzvah Day, though not large in numbers was large in energy of those involved.
We had 17 people register via the website and had many others show up for the event who had not registered prior to but were able to help in the area they chose.
American Red Cross Blood Drive: 15 people volunteered with 11 productive donations.
BRITKY Bake Sale/Book and Clothing Collection: Totally organized and staffed by our temple youth.
Electronics Recycling: Coordinated by Goldman family. 2 volunteers assisted one of whom was a student from the school. All items were picked up on Monday by Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery who will be emailing a list of quantities and pounds collected once it has all gone through the processing facility.
Feeding the Hungry: Items collected in our grocery carts in temple and Wednesday night group who regularly volunteers at Blessed Sacrament Soup Kitchen.
Gardening at TBK: Coordinated by Harriet Heller. 6 volunteers spent a total of 7.5 volunteer hours beautifying our temple grounds specifically around the Wolk Family Center and South Entrance. Weeding and edging were just beginning of their project. Today 10 bags of mulch were left outside the Wolk Family Center.
Library and Sacred Book Repair: Coordinated by Harriette Ginsberg. 53 books were repaired with 8 volunteers over the course of about 2 hours with an additional two volunteers being recruited for the music library project.
Mount Hope Cemetery Cleanup: Coordinated by Earl Gurell. 15 volunteers cleaned up the gravestones in the Jewish section of Mount Hope Cemetery, beautifying the area of our ancestors.
Walk4Hearing 5K: Coordinated by Laura Chaba. 5 walkers from TBK joined Laura in her Mad Hatter Team as they walked on the beautiful Erie Canal from Perinton Park to Ayrault Road. $50,000 was raised that day for the Rochester Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.
Leslie Baker, Daan and Lorraine Braveman, Larry Broser, Jeff Cerini, Laura and Steve Chaba, Joyce Donsky, Susan Edelman, Lisa Elliot, Harriette Ginsberg, David and Sandy Goldman, Dan, Earl, Michael, Monica and Rob Gurell, Cathy Harris, Harriet Heller, Amy Iserson, Dawn Kandall, Ellis Komenski, Gertrud Lind, Karen Lustig, Burt Nadler, Golda Rayburn, Barbara Reisinger, Harriet Renzi, Reva and Don Riley, Melinda Riviello, Marc Rubinoff, Liza, John and Ben Theuman, Shauna and Caroline Tucker, Julia Walsh, Bev Weinstein, Rachel Wexler, Kathleen Wilkinson (42) along with our Blood donors, and those that brought items for recycling, clothing, food and books.
Kol Hakavod to all!