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.

This year’s Mitzvah Day celebration will be taking place over 2 days, with projects on both Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th! This will be our 17th 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 and friends to join in doing a mitzvah together!

Interested in sponsoring Mitzvah Day? Learn more about our Corporate Sponsorship Program.

Here’s a preview of the sites who’ve already signed up!

412 Food Rescue
AHAVA Memory Care Residence
Animal Friends
Asbury Heights
Asbury Place
Asbury Villas

Beverly’s Birthdays
Brother’s Brother Foundation
Caitlin’s Smiles
Charles Morris Nursing & Rehabilitation
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Circle Camps for Grieving Children
Concordia of Monroeville
Concordia of the South Hills
Dress for Success

Family House
First Presbyterian Church of Castle Shannon
First Tee of Pittsburgh
Friendship Circle
Gwen’s Girls
Harmony Rehabilitation
Hillel Academy
Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community
Howard Levin Clubhouse
Kane Regional Center (Scott Twp.)
Lasagna Making
LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center
Light of Life Rescue Mission
Manorcare – Green Tree
Manorcare – North Hills
Manorcare – Shadyside
Manorcare – Whitehall
Marian Manor
National Aviary
NCJW Thriftique
No Crayon Left Behind
North Hills Community Outreach
Peanut Butter & Jelly Making
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
PJ Library East End
Project Cheer-Up
Rainbow Kitchen Community Services
Riverview Towers
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Salvation Army
Schenley Gardens Senior Living
Society for Contemporary Craft
Sojourner House
Southwestern Veterans Center
St. Barnabas Nursing Home
St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality
United Way of Southwestern PA

UPMC Heritage Place
UPMC Strabane Woods

VA Hospital – H.J. Heinz Campus
Weinberg Village