Shira Finkel: For her bat mitzvah project, Shira delivered supplies to lone soldiers in Israel last summer and working with her sister Leora, she got temple Emanuel members to sign Passover cards for lone soldiers at the March 2019 Temple Emanuel purim carnival which we had delivered to the lone soldier center in Jerusalem.
Maya Schwarzberg: She works on her Sock Box for Kids every week, and will be featured in the Newton Tab shortly. She recently donated 500 socks to Rosie’s Place, and is focused on getting more publicity for her charity….for her mitzvah project and beyond.
Mira Fein: In the spring, she started volunteering at Hebrew SeniorLife. (Marianna Mapes, whom she interviewed, is the volunteer coordinator there.) She tracked her hours and I believe logged about 12. She enjoyed it very much and is planning to continue in the fall.
Gil has actually completed his mitzvah project. He volunteered several times at an animal shelter (Gifford Cat shelter) and spent 4 months collecting donations for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. He collected approx 50 contractor-sized bags of blankets, sheets, towels, animal beds and toys. (They said they’d never gotten such a large single donation!).