Mitzvah Magic


In 2009, the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and Jewish Family & Children’s Services started a program that brings together our community to create baskets of food and gifts for Jewish families in need several times a year. The anonymity of the families is closely guarded. Since then, Mitzvah Magic circles have helped between 18 and 26 families each year, by providing much needed donations delivered in time for the High Holy Days, Channukah and Passover.  

A family member from an adopted family that participated in past years said, "Just receiving these gifts made a hard day much happier."  Another family wrote to JFCS, "Thank you so much, we have put your loving givings in our hearts." 

Click here to read how this program helped one special family.

As a staple program for local Jewish families in need, Mitzvah Magic continues to grow. We hope we can count on you in this fifteenth year of the program which brings, if only for a short time, a bright light of relief and hope into the lives of our Mitzvah Magic families.

For those of you who have not yet participated in Mitzvah Magic we would love for you to join us this year and see what the Magic is all about!

We want to help build a future for our families.  We want to assist them while keeping their dignity intact and empowering them to overcome their challenges.  We want to help them gain their independence.  We want to help them create happy memories in this difficult time in their lives. 

We say YES for a better future for our families! We will continue to assist our Mitzvah Magic families who are truly in need with building a better future for them ONE BASKET AT A TIME!

If you would like to join us as part of a Mitzvah Magic Circle please contact Arielle Shemesh at 520-647-8448.

Thank you for your past, continued, and new support of this Mitzvah Magic Program.