About Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day is a long standing tradition in Pittsburgh where the Jewish community comes together to provide services to different organizations throughout the entire community.


Inspired the success of the 2015 2-day Mitzvah Day, this year’s Mitzvah Day celebration will also take place over 2 days, with projects on both Friday, December 23rd and Sunday, December 25th! This will be our 16th annual Mitzvah Day, named for the Hebrew word Mitzvah, referring to “good deeds” or “acts of loving kindness.” The event is coordinated by the Jewish Federation Volunteer Center, which provides a network of meaningful opportunities to connect volunteers with organizations and people in need. Bring your family, bring your friends, you have all day to eat Chinese food and watch a movie – why not squeeze in a mitzvah!


If your organization is interested in being a site for Mitzvah Day 2016 please fill out the Site Interest Form here.

Preview a list of sites here!