Our class will be graduating from the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School soon which means that any mitzvah projects we would like to participate in will have to be on our own time. I have done so many mitzvah projects with Morah Eta over the passed three years that I can barely keep track of them all. All the mitzvah projects that Morah Eta cooks up and plans for us are different each time. We have cleaned gravestones, gone to Mt. Herman, volunteered at the Mandarin Food Bank, volunteered at Feeding America, volunteered at Katz 4 Keeps, gone to help plant vegetables at the Bridge, and done so many other mitzvah projects. Over the course of my three years in our middle school, there is one mitzvah project that we have not done which I have always wanted to try.
One mitzvah project I would have loved to participate in is working at the soup kitchen here in Jacksonville. I think it would have been a great mitzvah project to participate in because it would show middle school students how to be kind to people that they have never met before and help feed them. During the summer, I have decided that I will return to Katz 4 Keeps to work there and help out. I have really enjoyed that mitzvah project which is why I will try to keep participating in the project, even when I’m not at this school anymore. I know I may not have as much time because high school brings on a lot of new responsibilities, but I will try to make time because I believe there is always time for a mitzvah.