Everyone in Westport has heard of bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs.
But the word “mitzvah” actually refers to the 613 commandments given in the Torah. It has come to mean, more generally, a worthy deed or act of human kindness.
Earlier this month, members of Westport’s Conservative Synagogue embarked on a “Mitzvah Day.” They helped hungry residents of Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport. From preschoolers to adults, synagogue members volunteered their time or donated items to help those in need of food.
You don’t have to be 13 years old to do something good!