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The Traveling Mitzvah

Temple members fulfill a mitzvah by picking up complimentary bottles of shampoo when traveling on vacation. Afterwards the collected items are donated to an area homeless shelter.

Congregation Emanuel
51 Grape Street
Denver, Colorado 80220
(303) 388-4013

Target Groups: Adults, Multi-generational Social Action Program

As they travel, members of Congregation Emanuel pick up the complimentary bottles of shampoo and other toiletries provided by their hotels. They have set up a collection box at the synagogue and donate the items collected to a homeless shelter. Shelters welcome unopened trial-sized toiletries, as residents of overnight shelters must carry all of their possessions with them every day.