Mitzvah Day

Organized by Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple) and the Jacksonville Jewish Center, the Jewish community will once again be serving our larger community on December 25th. We will be cooking, packaging, and delivering nearly 500 meals through Aging True's Meals on Wheels program.  We will also be baking, packaging, and delivering baked goods for our first responders on the First Coast. Finally, we will be preparing and serving meals at several locations throughout Jacksonville. Please be sure to read comments for each location as times vary and some have age requirements. There is something for everyone so please join us!

This year's Mitzvah Day opportunities are:

8:00 - 9:00 AM at Congregation Ahavath Chesed  - Meals on Wheels Meal Preparation; Ages 13+ Help cook and prepare the food which will be delivered later in the morning.

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM at Congregation Ahavath Chesed  -  Baked Goods for First Responders - Baking at your home; Bake cookies at home. Drop off all baked goods at Temple December 17-21 or on 12/25 between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Congregation Ahavath Chesed - Meals on Wheels Meal Packaging; Ages 10+ Distribute prepared hot food into containers to be delivered later in the morning. Help place other items in bags (dinner roll, beverage, etc.).

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at Congregation Ahavath Chesed - Baked Goods for First Responders - Packaging; Ages 8+ package up the baked goods that will be distributed later in the morning.

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Sulzbacher Center - Cooking & Serving Lunch, Ages 15+ Cook and serve lunch at the Sulzbacher Center. All food will be provided.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Congregation Ahavath Chesed - Baked Goods for First Responders - Delivery; Please arrive at temple between 10:30 and 11 to pick up your cookies. Families can all be listed under one entry. If more than one driver, please sign each up separately.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Congregation Ahavath Chesed - Meals on Wheels Meal Delivery; *Qty is how many drivers/vehicles* Please arrive at the temple between 11 and 11:30 to pick up meals. Families can be listed as one entry. If more than one driver, please sign each up separately.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Ronald McDonald House - Lunch Prep; Ages 14+ Prep and cook lunch. All food will be provided.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at River Garden - Activities with the residents; Ages 5+. Perfect for families with young children. (children must be accompanied by a parent) Enjoy music and activities with our residents on the River Garden campus.

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Sulzbacher Center - Cooking & Serving Dinner; Ages 15+ Cooking and Serving Dinner at Sulzbacher Center. All food will be provided.

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Ronald McDonald House - Serve Lunch; Ages 14+ Serve Lunch.

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Youth Crisis Center and Touchstone Village - Cooking & Serving Dinner; Adults Only. Cooking and serving dinner at YCC. Arrival time and food prep to be announced. Dinner is served beginning at 5pm.

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Five Star Veterans Center - Bring & Serve Desserts; Ages 13+ Volunteers are asked to bring desserts to serve at Five Star Veterans Center

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Helen's House - Cooking & Serving Dinner; Ages 12+. Six families will be asked to provide food and can prepare at home or on location. Dinner will be served on location.