On Sunday, February 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, members of Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes will raise money and awareness for 10 selected charities close to home and around the world at its 15th annual Mitzvah Mall and Pancake Breakfast.
In addition to interactive charity exhibits for children and adults, there will be adult education with Rabbi Elyse Frishman at 9 a.m., a pancake breakfast, and a raffle.
Each well-vetted charity represents the chance to do a mitzvah – the obligation to do moral deeds or social justice through acts of kindness. All money raised will go directly to these grassroots organizations. Participating charities include CASA for Children of Bergen County, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Meals with a Mission, the Good People Fund’s Self Sufficiency Program for Holocaust Survivors, LILY – Lifeforce in Later Years, the Forgotten People Fund, Bergen Swan, Breaking the Chain Through Education, Ace Programs for the Homeless, and Final Salute, Inc.
Barnert Temple is at 747 Route 208 South in Franklin Lakes. For information, call (201) 848-1800 or go to www.barnerttemple.org/MitzvahMall.