23rd annual Mitzvah Day to be held on Christmas throughout metro Detroit

Posted at 10:07 AM, Dec 17, 2019

(WXYZ) — The Jewish Community Relations Council will host its 23rd annual Mitzvah Day this Christmas and nonprofits throughout metro Detroit.

Beginning as early as 6:30 a.m., more than 600 volunteers of all ages and faiths, including Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian, are expected to visit nearly 40 locations to work on social service projects ranging from meal and toy delivery to visiting with older adults and taking care of animals.

“Mitzvah Day is special to so many people because it focuses on the common value of giving of yourself in service to others,” said JCRC/AJC Executive Director Rabbi Asher Lopatin. “It’s beautiful seeing so many people from such diverse backgrounds and ages come together for a good cause. It creates such an incredible sense of light, warmth and togetherness."

Site registration is available through December 20 at Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.