Mitzvah Day

Note: In addition to Mitzvah day, there are many opportunities available to do tikkun olam throughout the year.
If you are interested in participating with us, please contact our Social Action Committee through the Social Action contact form.

Mitzvah Day brings together members of area congregations for caring in the community.

Volunteers prepare hundreds of meals for the hungry, sort clothes for the homeless, brighten the days of children in need, visit seniors in nursing homes, provide entertainment to children and teens, paint or spruce up an agency working to serve underprivileged individuals, or clean up outdoor parks that are enjoyed by many in the community — all in just one weekend.

In keeping with Judaism’s teachings of tikkun olam, to repair the world, Mitzvah Day, managed by Temple Israel, strives to inspire its participants to pursue social justice through social activism. Mitzvah Day was brought to Temple Israel in 2002 and has since been extended to more than 15 greater-Akron area congregations over 2 days.

To make a donation for helping Mitzvah Day organization and activities, please send a check to Temple Israel and note the Hoffenburg Fund. To contact the Social Action committee for information about Mitzvah Day, use the Social Action contact form. To volunteer, use the contact form on the Mitzvah Day site.

Mitzvah Day Weekend: June 25-26, 2022

There are opportunities for all to participate — no matter your age or your skill level. For specific information about this year’s Mitzvah Day opportunities and to sign up for participating, visit

During this weekend, other faith communities and organizations will join with Temple Israel, including:

  • Akron First Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Beth El Congregation
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of Our Savior
  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • First Congregational Church of Akron
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • ISAK: Islamic Society of Akron and Kent
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • New Hope Baptist Church
  • Peninsula United Methodist Church
  • St. Hilary Catholic Church
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron