“50 Weeks of Doing Good Deeds Leads to Newfound Commitment”
“Celebrating a big birthday doesn’t always mean lavish parties or going out for a fancy dinner.
For Radnor’s Julie Savitch, turning 50 presented a unique opportunity to give back to the community.
In the 50 weeks leading up to her birthday in November, she decided to do 50 mitzvot in honor of her milestone year…
‘I decided to do 50 mitzvot, which is almost one a week, and try to come up with different things each time — that was the hard part,’ she admitted.
To her, a mitzvah was ‘anything that was an intentional act. It was something I went and did on purpose,’ she explained…
On a trip to Israel with her daughter, she was able to do volunteer work with Leket Israel – The National Food Bank and pick fresh fruit that was given to families in need…
She chronicled her mitzvah-doing journey on a blog and later published it as a Shutterfly book.
In looking back at her past entries, she realized how much of an impact this project had on her life.”
-Excerpted from jewishexponent.com