The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.

Monthly Mitzvah Project

Each month MJCC and PJA communities will collect items for the monthly mitzvah. Drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC lobby. Check the display for how you can participate and donate to these worthy causes.

This project reflects the Jewish commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), providing opportunities to give back to our community.

Please drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC Lobby.

Thanksgiving Food Items (6 oz. cans/packs of French Fried Onions)
for families in need
•    JFCS (Jewish Family & Child Service) Clients

We need volunteers like you to assemble and deliver the Thanksgiving Boxes. 
Sunday, November 24 at the MJCC
9:00am - 12:00pm

RSVP: To help pack boxes or to deliver food boxes, please contact Tavia Berrigan, Development and Volunteer Manager at 503.226.7079 ext. 134, or at

If you are interested in becoming a community partner with either Thanksgiving Mitzvah Day or Adopt A Family, please contact Tavia Berrigan, Development and Volunteer Manager at 503.226.7079 ext. 134, or at

Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays Gift Card Program and New Toys for ill and injured children
•    JFCS (Jewish Family & Child Service) Clients
•    Ronald McDonald House
•    Candlelighters for Children with Cancer
•    Children’s Cancer Association

New Socks for teens and families living on the streets or in shelters
•    Portland Homeless Family Solutions
•    Janus Youth Programs

Food Items for nutritional meal programs for school children
•    Portland Backpack
•    Hopscotch Foundation

Pillows for Purim and Used Household Items for low income families transitioning into housing
•    Community Warehouse

Blankets, Diapers, and Toiletries for families experiencing homelessness
•    Human Solutions’ Lilac Meadows Family Shelter

Canned, Dried, and Fresh fruit for Shavuot benefiting hungry families
•    Neighborhood House Food Pantry

New and Like New Children’s and Teen Clothing and New (packaged) Underwear for foster children and their families
•    Project Lemonade
•    With Love (Oregon)

Past Projects:

Assistance League® Portland
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Bradley Angle: Women & Children Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter
Children’s Book Bank
Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP)
Community Warehouse
Dress for Success
Hand to Hand Resource Fair
Household Supplies for Organizations Serving Refugees
JFCS Food Box Campaign - Holiday Gifts
JOIN - Connecting the street to a home
Mitzvah Menorah with Jewish Family and Child Services
Neighborhood House Food Pantry
P:ear: Creatively mentoring homeless youth
Pet Toys for Cat Adoption Team and Oregon Dog Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue: Home Safety Inspection & Smoke Detector Installation
Positive Charge! PDX
Sauvie Island Center
Schoolhouse Supplies
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)
Street Books
Sunshine Pantry
Voices Of Meningitis
Jewish Family and Child Service
Ronald McDonald House
Janus Youth Programs
Portland Backpack