Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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May Mitzvah Morning

May 1, 2022 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We will be making fleece isolette blankets for The Tiny Miracles Foundation, which will be distributed to local neonatal intensive care units and families of premature babies. 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 restrictions still in place, 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. No sewing skills required! Just cutting and knotting fleece — it’s easy and fun.

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. Some will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring them.

Sign up to participate here. Feel free to email Nina Silberman (, or Mitch Weinstein (mitchellew@ with any questions.

For some background, TTMF started in 2004 as one of the first organizations to offer a range of parent support services in hospitals for the parents of premature babies. TTMF is a local Fairfield and New Haven County, Connecticut organization currently partnering with 6 area hospitals in our community.  To learn more about TTMF and the amazing support they provide to families throughout Fairfield County, visit their website at

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