Join your CBI Family on Sunday, February 12 as we make new friends, find a cause you are passionate about, and even change someone’s life  as we dedicate this day to acts of human kindness.

Congregation B’nai Israel is dedicated to performing acts of mitzvot, or good deeds. For over 20 years, members and friends come together to make a difference in our community during Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day.

Mitzvah Day carries on the work of Lori Sklar, a synagogue member who died of breast cancer in 2007. Together with her husband Bill Sklar, Lori founded JACOB International (Jews Against Cancer of the Breast), an organization that raises awareness for breast cancer genetic testing.

Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day is dedicated to making new friends, finding a cause you are passionate about, and changing lives. Members and friends take part in various social action initiatives, both on campus and off. We hope you can join us this year!


This volunteer opportunity is exclusive to CBI Members, SLJ & NCECE Families.

If you would like to enjoy the priviledges of membership, please contact Jill Stern or 561.241.8118 for more information.

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or sign up for one of the events below:


Schedule of Mitzvah Day Events

8:30 am meetup with a 9:00 am start for the Family Mile Walkembracelogo

Emb(race) is an opportunity for friends, family, neighbors to come together and learn about diversity in our community. There is also an opportunity for a 5K at 7:45 am if you’d like but our team is only doing the Family Mile Walk.

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9:00 am – 12:00 pm Gleaning 

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@ Bedner’s field at the intersection of Lyons and Atlantic

Directions to field

Pick produce from our farmers’ fields that have been left from commercial harvesting methods to be distributed to local food agencies that feed the hungry.

Please click here to download the Waiver for Gleaning (everyone who is Gleaning MUST bring a waiver with them).

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12:30 pm – 3:00 pm BBQ with CBI to Feed Our Community

bbqclipart@ Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
200 Ruby Street, Boca Raton

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CBI Collections

February 6-10 in the Admin Circle

Tri-County Animal Rescue – Pet blankets, dog & cat food, toys, pet shampoo & brushes
Jacobson Family Food Pantry at Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Service & CROS Ministries/Caring Kitchen – Cans of tuna fish, salmon, soup & vegetables, tomato sauce, granola bars, peanut butter, jelly (low sugar and low-salt preferred), pasta, rice
AVDA – Gently used or new interview outfits for adults, black shoes, purses, black pants, white collared button-down shirts
In Jacob’s Shoes – Shoes: new or gently used, all types and sizes…children’s, men’s & women’s, sneakers, cleats and dress shoes for local friends in need
JAFCO Children’s Village & The Soup Kitchen – Diapers, wipes, non-perishable baby food, crib-sized sheets and blankets, new or gently used infant clothing
One Love-One Community “Winners by Design” – Boys and girls underwear, socks, white t-shirts for 4 to 18 years old, roll-on deodorant, packaged feminine products, new or gently used special occasion clothes, hair accessories, brushes, girls’ costume jewelry
U.S. Military Families – Manufacturer coupons (expired or current)
Boca Elementary School – Clothing for kindergarten through sixth grade. New clothing and shoes are requested. Underwear, socks, sneakers, shoes, T-shirts, shorts, khaki pants, sweaters, anything a girl or boy would need to attend elementary school