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Volunteers Come Together For Mitzvah Day At Ridgefield Congregation

From left, Marlee Lustig, Curt Shulman, Miranda Wein, Alison Lustig
From left, Marlee Lustig, Curt Shulman, Miranda Wein, Alison Lustig Photo Credit: Contributed
From left, Michael Wein, Jake Kessler, Zachary Kessler, Calvin Wein, Michael Gitlitz
From left, Michael Wein, Jake Kessler, Zachary Kessler, Calvin Wein, Michael Gitlitz Photo Credit: Contributed
Volunteers come together for Mitzvah Day at Congregation Shir Shalom in Ridgefield
Volunteers come together for Mitzvah Day at Congregation Shir Shalom in Ridgefield Photo Credit: Contributed
Teen window-washing, from left, Rachel Garner, Marlee Dubin, Lily Roberts
Teen window-washing, from left, Rachel Garner, Marlee Dubin, Lily Roberts Photo Credit: Contributed
From left, Heather Sherr, Robert Jolly, Julia Jolly, Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray, Elyse Sherr
From left, Heather Sherr, Robert Jolly, Julia Jolly, Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray, Elyse Sherr Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties’ First Annual Shir Shalom Mitzvah Day was held recently in Ridgefield.

Throughout this day, more than 150 volunteers reached out to help a variety of groups and connected with each other along the way.

Volunteers worked on-site and off-site in Fairfield County and Westchester County on various projects such as collecting food for food pantries, washing and detailing a mini-bus; and baking cookies for clients of the local soup kitchen.

The work benefitted more than a dozen charitable local organizations including: Kids in Crisis, Neighbors Link of Mount Kisco, the Daily Bread Food Pantry of Danbury, the Community Center of Northern Westchester, Women’s Center of Danbury, Family and Children’s Aid, SPHERE of Ridgefield, Ballard Green Residences, Laurel Ridge Nursing Home, Meadow Ridge Nursing Home, SPCA of Westchester, Hope’s Door of Pleasantville, Dorothy Day Hospitality House, The Crayon Initiative and local hospitals’ neonatal units.

Local vendors at the event included Kohl’s, Gossett Brothers’ Nursery of South Salem, Posadas Landscaping, Katonah Nursery and Party Depot of Ridgefield.

For more information on the congregation, click here or call 203-438-6589.

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