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Read all about our current Mitzvah of the Month, what we've already accomplished, and what's planned in future months!

June 2019 Mitzvot

This month we are collecting gently used books ranging from children's literature to adult.  

These books will be donated to the thrift store associated with the Women's Resource Center in Oceanside.  The Women's Resource Center provides support services, shelter, and counseling to women, children, and men who have been affected by domestic violence or sexual assault. 

Clients of theirs receive vouchers to shop in the thrift store and the general public may shop there as well, all proceeds going back to the center to help provide those services.  

Please help by browsing through your bookshelves.  Any gently used books that were once loved by you, please consider passing them on to help support this organization and encourage the love of reading! 

Previous Months

September 2018: We kicked off our Mitzvah of the Month program in September 2018. Our first mitzvah was aimed at reducing hunger insecurity in San Diego. We collected food between Yom Kippur and Sukkot which was donated to the Jewish Family Services (JFS) "Hand Up Food Pantry." 


October 2018: We participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes through the San Diego YWCA's Becky's House programs to end domestic violence. We look forward to making this an annual event, supporting this nationally recognized program that helps women, men, and children transitioning out of violent situations into independent, peaceful lives.


November 2018: We Gave Thanks with our local interfaith community. Cantor Bromerg co-led 2 interfaith services to show our gratitude for a supportive interfaith community during these times of increased antiSemitism and violence.  If you'd like to learn more about our local interfaith organizations, please visit the POINT or Escondido Together websites.


December 2018: 

We donated dozens of new children's books to Light One Little Candle. 
Their mission is to encourage cancer patients who are also caregivers to continue to bond with their children throughout their illness by reading books together that have nothing to do with cancer. Locally, these books went to UCSD's Moore's Cancer Center. 

January 2019: We participated in the 10th annual Martin Luther King Day of Interfaith Community Service at Balboa Park with a morning of park cleanup!



February 2019: Bal Tashchit - do not waste! We learned about composting and how we could implement it at Ner Tamid and at home from an Armstrong Garden Center expert!

March 2019: Double Header! First, we put together 100! care packages for the homeless! Members donated items and the Hebrew School kids assembled the packages to give to those in need of basic necessities.

Then, we participated in Sharon's Ride (Walk/Bike/Run) for the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego. Go Team Sophia!




April 2019: We made 100 lunches for Interfaith Community Services. Every day they serve breakfast to those in need and send them off with a sack lunch. This was a great event for volunteers of all ages to contribute!


May 20219:- Treating Animals with Respect & Taking Care of Them

We went to the Escondido Humane Society to learn about what they do and help take care of farm animals.





Fri, September 17 2021 11 Tishrei 5782