© Chronicle photo Rob Amyot
A young boy learns the value of a good deed at last Sunday's 'Hands on Family Mitzvah Day' at CJA West Island
The Federation CJA’s West Island charter held its sixth annual Hands on Family Mitzvah Day last Sunday in Dollard des Ormeaux. Montreal families who attended the event had to execute a good deed.
“Federation CJA is excited to offer opportunities to perform charitable deeds through events like Mitzvah Day. We truly hope this encourages people in our community to pay it forward and benefit from the rewarding and humbling experience of helping others,” said Maia Cooper, director of CJA West Island.
This year, families were asked to honour the ancient tradition of performing a blessing of the home ritual –also known as Birkat Habayit – to brighten the homes of seniors in the community.