Mitzvah Day April 10


mitzvah_day_2016_logo_02_032416On Sunday, April 10, Temple Sinai of Roslyn and Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn, will join together for a rewarding, community-building experience at their annual Mitzvah Day. The day begins with a free pancake breakfast at Temple Sinai at 9 a.m., the price of admission being a non-perishable food item per attendee. In addition, there will be a Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. At 10 a.m., David Napell, a representative of Island Harvest, will speak about poverty and hunger on Long Island.

Mitzvah Day activities will include packaging Passover meals for Jewish families in need, making sandwiches for a local food pantry, bowling with children from the New York City Department of Homeless services, art projects for children of all ages, a pickup basketball tournament to raise tsedakah money and various collections, including food, clothing and toiletries for the INN, Island Harvest and UJA Federation, pet supplies, books, caps, prom dresses, gently used men’s suits, eyeglasses and sneakers. There will also be to electronics recycling.

Temple Sinai of Roslyn is located at 425 Roslyn Rd. For more information about Temple Sinai/Temple Beth Sholom Mitzvah Day call Temple Sinai 516-621-6800. For more information about Temple Sinai, contact Ethel Liebeskind at 516-621-6800 or visit the website at


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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.


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