As Jews, we are well aware of the role Mitzvot play in our lives (or we should be). Some are simple and some are more complex. Some are modern while others seem slightly outdated. But nonetheless, all 613 Mitzvot are important. Should we perform all of these Mitzvot on a daily, monthly, or even yearly basis? That answer is not so simple. If you can find the time in your busy life to perform 613 acts of kindness, then absolutely do so! But, if that is not feasible, the world certainly understands. What is important, however, is to strive to reach that goal. The journey is often times more meaningful than the destination. So start small--help a friend, help a stranger, give someone a compliment, or simply make yourself available to help others in a time of need. Give of yourself.
A few weeks ago, on Sunday March 11, Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha participated in J Serve, a worldwide day of service for teens and middle-school aged students. I would like to thank the following people for being a part of this fun and meaningful day of volunteering: