Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the Israelites exodus from Egypt and their transition from slavery to freedom. Observance of this holiday that is a celebration of freedom begins on the eve of the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar which coincides with March 27th this year. On Sunday, March 21st, Jewish Community Services of South Florida and hundreds of volunteers will carry out (in a socially distanced manner) their annual Matzah Mitzvah event and will hand-deliver 600 food baskets & PPE to homebound seniors and Holocaust Survivors.
“Although this year’s Matzah Mitzvah Event will be somewhat different due to the health and safety precautions taken during the pandemic, the JCS spirit of caring, compassion and love of community is stronger than ever,” said Miriam Singer, President & CEO. “Because of the COVID pandemic, we may not be able to gather in close proximity with our loved ones in as in the past, but we will engage in the timeless customs and treasured traditions that remind us of our many blessings,” Singer said.
To safeguard the health of volunteers and recipients, volunteers will pick up pre-assembled Passover food packages and travel to make front-door deliveries to homebound seniors and Holocaust Survivors. Masks are required and all COVID-19 CDC guidelines will be followed.
Volunteer Food Pick Up Locations
9 a.m. on Sunday, March 21st
Michael-Ann Russell JCC, 18900 NE 25 Ave., North Dade or
Dave & Mary Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112 Ave., Kendall
The JCS Matzah Mitzvah event is made possible by the generous support of Matt Lopatin, and Irma and Norman Braman, as well as our sponsors DEX Imaging and Steckler Wealth Management Group of Raymond James. Community partners for this community-wide event include the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Michael-Ann Russell, Dave & Mary Alper, and Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Centers, and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.