Ongoing Mitzvah Projects

Many of our bar and bat mitzvah students engage in "mitzvah projects" throughout the year.

Some of these projects may benefit from resources donated by members of the Temple Aliyah community.

Each of these requests will also be publicized in an edition of [email protected]

Requests for donations for this year's students are listed below.

Simon Ettinger: Pitch in for Baseball

My name is Simon and my mitzvah project is for kids around the world who play baseball and softball and need equipment to be able to play.

I am going to accomplish this by donating baseball and softball equipment to Pitch in for Baseball. I am trying to get and donate baseball equipment from friends, family, and hopefully you.

Email me by going to if you have equipment you would like to donate, I will come by and pick it up. I could also give you information of how you can get it to me.

Thank you and play ball!

Zach Zalvan: Type I Diabetes

Hi, my name is Zach Zalvan and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I  was three years old.

For my Bar Mitzvah project, I am meeting with people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes and helping them learn to cope with it.

If you know of anyone who is newly diagnosed and would like to meet with me, please be in touch. You can email my mom at Debra Zalvan ([email protected]).

Thank you.



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Although both his parents were from Massachusetts, Cantor Gloth grew up in Akron, Ohio as a Browns, Indians and Cavaliers fan? The Indians and Browns can boast winning lifetime records over New England teams; however the last time the Browns won a championship (pre-Super Bowl Days) was in 1964, the same year that Temple Aliyah was formed.

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Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Sunday Morning Minyan* 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   7:00 am
Weekday Evening Minyan 7:30 pm

* During the summer, minyan meets on Monday morning, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


Under the direction of our Adult Education Committee and as part of our commitment to lifelong learning, Temple Aliyah offers a wide range of opportunities for our members and others to enrich their Jewish lives throughout education.  Click here to see all of our current Adult Education offerings.

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