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Mitzvah Day

Organized by Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple) and the Jacksonville Jewish Center, the Jewish community will once again be serving our larger community on December 25th. We will be cooking, packaging, and delivering nearly 500 meals through Aging True’s Meals on Wheels program.  We will also be baking, packaging, and delivering baked goods for our first responders on the First Coast. Finally, we will be preparing and serving meals at several locations throughout Jacksonville. Please be sure to read comments for each location as times vary and some have age requirements. There is something for everyone so please join us!

In the past Mitzvah Day opportunities have been:

Meals on Wheels Meal Preparation; Ages 13+ Help cook and prepare the food which will be delivered later in the morning.

Baked Goods for First Responders – Baking at your home; Bake cookies at home.

Sulzbacher Center – Cooking & Serving Lunch, Ages 15+ Cook and serve lunch at the Sulzbacher Center. All food will be provided.

Ronald McDonald House – Lunch Prep; Ages 14+ Prep and cook lunch. All food will be provided.

River Garden – Activities with the residents; Ages 5+. Perfect for families with young children. (children must be accompanied by a parent) Enjoy music and activities with our residents on the River Garden campus.

Sulzbacher Center – Cooking & Serving Dinner; Ages 15+ Cooking and Serving Dinner at Sulzbacher Center. All food will be provided.

Ronald McDonald House – Serve Lunch; Ages 14+ Serve Lunch.

Youth Crisis Center and Touchstone Village – Cooking & Serving Dinner; Adults Only. Cooking and serving dinner at YCC. Arrival time and food prep to be announced. Dinner is served beginning at 5pm.

Five Star Veterans Center – Bring & Serve Desserts; Ages 13+ Volunteers are asked to bring desserts to serve at Five Star Veterans Center