The MDHA is proud to participate once again in the 2021 Mitzvah Day with the donation of 200 toothbrushes and toothpaste to Spence Neighborhood Association and their West End 24 Hour Safe Space for Youth (also known as WE24).  WE24 provides an overnight space for youth ages 13-26 to rest, relax, access food, resources and basic needs, in a supportive, kind and warm environment.  The MDHA is so pleased to be able to offer assistance with the donation of oral health supplies to ensure that WE24 can provide for the needs of its visitors.

Mitzvah Day is a Jewish led day of social action that brings thousands of people together of all faiths and none, and all ages, to give their time, not their money, to make a different to the local community around them.  For more information on what Mitzvah Day, please see below!

We would encourage any MDHA members who are interested in getting involved with their own Mitzvah Day activity, to reach out to the MDHA office at


Other Participants of Mitzvah Day 2021 include:

  • Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association – donating dental hygiene products to Spence Neighbourhood Association
  • Rady Jewish Community Centre and Early Learning Centres - collecting books and toys for Indigenous Women Healing Centre
  • Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada– collecting children’s books for the North End Women's Centre
  • Congregation Adas Yeshurun Herzlia – sock drive for Agape Table
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg - Women’s Philanthropy – donating feminine hygiene products to Ndinawe Safe House
  • Camp Massad – collecting winter clothing for Jewish Child and Family Service (JCFS)
  • Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre –  residents are making dog biscuits for Manitoba Mutts Annual Christmas Fair
  • National Council of Jewish Women - making sandwiches for Mama Bear Clan’s Patrol
  • Canadian Yazidi Association – volunteering  at Tuxedo Family Resource Centre
  • Woven: Mennonite Women Together – providing cleaning services to Genesis House (women’s shelter in Winkler)
  • Westworth United Church – inviting guests and the minister of West Broadway Community Ministry to tell their stories and help lead worship
  • Congregation Shaarey Zedek – collecting winter outerwear for Koats for Kids
  • Congregation Etz Chayim – at the synagogue’s Family Chanukah Party, families are making Chanukah cards for Simkin Centre residents
  • Jewish Foundation of Manitoba – making Shabbat gift bags for Gwen Secter members
  • Gray Academy of Jewish Education – student council is leading the school in making sandwiches for Main Street Project
  • Temple Shalom – making Chanukah art cards for Simkin Centre residents
  • Jewish Child and Family Service – collecting socks, underwear and gloves for RaY (Resource Assistance for Youth)
  • B'nai Brith Canada – baking Chanukah cookies for food hampers for JCFS client families
  • B’nai Brith Camp – collecting warm clothing for Sunshine House (drop-in/resource centre)
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg – volunteering to serve breakfast at Agape Table and donating hygiene products
  • Aleph Bet Child Life Enrichment Program – donating nonperishable food items, winter clothing, games and toys and personal hygiene products
  • Brock Corydon School – grade 4 and 5 students are writing  letters of appreciation to front line workers
  • Holy Rosary Church – collecting donations to Oak Table during their Sunday Service
  • ORT – collecting warm winter gear for Siloam Mission
  • PJ Library and Budding Philanthropists – hosting a virtual event with the Winnipeg  Humane Society and collecting items for the animals