2018-01-31 / Local News

MLK Day was a day of tikkun olam and mitzvahs


1) Temple Sinai teacher Nava Gutterman gets some tips about her cell phone from Aaron List and Cameron Deutsch at the “Genius Bar” during the Cinnaminson synagogue’s Mitzvah Day events. 1) Temple Sinai teacher Nava Gutterman gets some tips about her cell phone from Aaron List and Cameron Deutsch at the “Genius Bar” during the Cinnaminson synagogue’s Mitzvah Day events. Hundreds of adults and children were involved in dozens of activities organized by the South Jersey Jewish Community to honor Martin Luther King during the fifth annual Community Mitzvah Day Jan. 15. Months in the planning, the day kicked off with a prayer service at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill led by clergy from area synagogues. Projects took place throughout South Jersey organized by numerous organizations, including Adath Emanu-El, BBYO, Cong. Beth El, Cong Beth Tikvah, Cong. M’kor Shalom, Katz JCC, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Kellman Brown Academy, Nafshenu, Politz Day School, Cong. Sons of Israel, Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Emanuel, Temple Har Zion and Temple Sinai. It was partly funded by the Jewish Community Foundation.



2) M’kor Shalom congregants served dinner at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. Pictured are, from left, Karen Slutsky, Robin Schwartz, Kathy Perloff, Lynne Rednik, Jen Kotzen, Lee Kotzen, Josh Kotzen and Aliza Kotzen. 2) M’kor Shalom congregants served dinner at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden. Pictured are, from left, Karen Slutsky, Robin Schwartz, Kathy Perloff, Lynne Rednik, Jen Kotzen, Lee Kotzen, Josh Kotzen and Aliza Kotzen.

3) The teens with ACHaD had a blast working on the projects at the JCC. Pictured (from left to right) are Darcie, Grace, Olivia, Hannah, Rachel, Lauren, Greg, Michelle and Mia. 3) The teens with ACHaD had a blast working on the projects at the JCC. Pictured (from left to right) are Darcie, Grace, Olivia, Hannah, Rachel, Lauren, Greg, Michelle and Mia.

4) The youngest members of Congregation Beth El created gifts and useful items for people served by local nonprofit organizations. Here, Jared Miller presents his Voorhees synagogue’s donation to Joanne Rosen, VP of marketing & public affairs at Marlton-based Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. 4) The youngest members of Congregation Beth El created gifts and useful items for people served by local nonprofit organizations. Here, Jared Miller presents his Voorhees synagogue’s donation to Joanne Rosen, VP of marketing & public affairs at Marlton-based Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice.

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