Due to the winter storm, BETC will be closed Monday evening (1/26) and all day Tuesday (1/27). A decision will be made about Wednesday on Tuesday afternoon.
Mitzvah Day 2011 was a fabulous success with wonderful activities that benefit our congregation, our community and our world!!!
More than 300 congregants participated on Mitzvah Day 2011 and made the day a tremendous success!
Look What We Accomplished!
54 bags of childrens’ clothes, for homeless and low-income children helped by Cradles to Crayons
24 bags of books for local literacy and ESL programs and More Than Words Bookstore run by and for the benefit of at-risk teens
We visited and sang for residents of Neville Place and Neville Center
We pulled up 17 bags of invasive Japanese knotweed at Rock Meadow Sanctuary in Belmont
We planted 2000 celery root plants at Waltham Community Farm, that will be distributed to food pantries and shelters after harvest in the fall
We created a flower garden for a group home of mentally disabled adults in Lexington
We wrote more than 300 letters and postcards on behalf of prisoners of conscience around the world
Our work on Mitzvah Day will literally touch thousands of lives - more than 800 before you take account of all the celery root to be harvested in the fall from the plants that our team planted, which will be distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens and the hundreds of people who use and enjoy Rock Meadow and will benefit from our clean up efforts.