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Mandell JCC Participates in Good Deeds Day

WEST HARTFORD – The Mandell JCC asks the community to take part in Good Deeds Day on Sunday April 2 from 1-3 p.m. at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave. Good Deeds Day is a global day that unites people from over 75 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.

The Mandell JCC has planned an afternoon with a variety of options for all ages:


You Can Be a Super Hero! 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Children will honor “Hometown Heroes,” local police, firefighters and ambulance drivers by making cards and baking cookies to let them know how much they are appreciated. “Captain America”/Sensei Dave will provide Superhero training, with a cape and certificate included. They’ll package and deliver all the goodies, so many hands are needed. For more information, contact Jane Pasternak, (860) 231-6342 or


Cooking for a Cause, 1-3 p.m., Open to Grades 6-12.

Teens will help raise hunger awareness, while also learning culinary skills. Chef Lindsay Perkins will lead the teen chefs in preparing meals to be donated to local Hartford residents in need. Suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information, contact Colby Wyckoff, (860) 231-6376 or


Pilates for a Purpose, 1-2 p.m.

The free Pilates class will raise money for the 2017 Israel Ride to help support Hazon and the Arava Institute. Donations welcome. Mats will be provided. No registration is needed. For more information, contact Carmen Erian, (860) 236-4571.

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