Congregation B'nai Israel

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February Mitzvah Morning – Making Fleece Blankets

February 21, 2021 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tiny Miracles Blanket Making at the temple in a socially distanced manner with masks on.  (weather permitting). We will be making fleece isolette blankets, which will be distributed by The Tiny Miracles Foundation to local neonatal intensive care units and families of premature babies. There will also be a member of The Tiny Miracles Foundation speaking on the programs and support they offer to families. These precious blankets protect fragile preemies from harsh lights and sounds while adding bright color to the NICU. Having a newborn in the NICU is very stressful for families and with the added stress of COVID-19, it is more important now than ever that we do everything we can to help.

This is a great, hands-on mitzvah activity for congregants of all ages — adults, teens and kids. No sewing skills required! Just cutting and knotting fleece — it’s easy and fun. If there is inclement weather, we will provide you with the material and instructions so you can do it yourself at home. Making each blanket only takes about 30-40 minutes if done individually but is more fun and efficient when done as a group. All you need is a ruler and a pair of very good scissors (if you could bring your own scissors, great). If you need to borrow scissors or a ruler, please let us know when you sign up.

Please click here to sign up.

Feel free to email Jessica Broder (, Nina Silberman (, or Mitch Weinstein ( with any questions. To learn more about The Tiny Miracles Foundation and the amazing support they provide to families throughout Fairfield County, visit their website at

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