Mitzvah Corps

Temple Beth Or’s Mitzvah Corps (Caring Community) has been a hallmark of our congregation. We are the support system for Temple families in times of need. It takes a village to provide a safety net when something turns your life in unexpected directions due to injury, accidents, health issues, or family upsets, to name just a few. The Mitzvah Corps also works closely with the Bereavement Committee and our rabbi during times of need. 

We all find ourselves in need of support sometime. You don’t need to know the people you are helping and your first introduction to them can be when you are reaching out to provide support. Sometimes, these strangers will later become close friends. As a volunteer for the Mitzvah Corps, you will never be expected to do more than you can. Many people volunteer once or twice a year and that’s it. Here are a few examples of how the Mitzvah Corps has offered help in the past: 

  • Preparing meals and deliveries
  • Sending cards
  • Visitations in homes, hospitals or care facilities
  • Phone visits
  • Working closely with the Bereavement Committee

How to join: Please click here and then click on  “Join This Community”. You will be asked to fill out a very short form. You will then receive a welcome email that will request that you confirm your participation by clicking on a confirmation link. Once confirmed, you will automatically receive occasional emails notifying you of Mitzvah Corps needs. 

Please contact us at if you have any difficulties with how to join or if you have needs or questions. Thank you.